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by Ayu
Fri Feb 19, 2021 10:03 am
Forum: Pure Land
Topic: Once DT Susuki went back to Pure Land practice (Split from: Are Zen teachers awakened?)
Replies: 24
Views: 624

Re: Once DT Susuki went back to Pure Land practice (Split from: Are Zen teachers awakened?)

I moved this off topic from here https://www.dharmawheel.net/viewtopic.p ... 01#p540601 to here. If you do not agree with this subforum for this side topic, please let me know.
by Ayu
Fri Feb 19, 2021 9:50 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Alf Vial
Replies: 6
Views: 1520

Re: Alf Vial

Now I realize this topic is very old. In accordance with out ToS, please start a new topic referring to this old topic with a link. This avoids discussing with members who are not active here anymore.
by Ayu
Fri Feb 19, 2021 8:07 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Practical advice for interacting with Tibetan teachers
Replies: 14
Views: 589

Re: Practical advice for interacting with Tibetan teachers

I think, the subject line of this topic is not correct. It's impossible to give advice on each and every Tibetan teacher in general. They are individuals after all. My Tibetan teacher has no problem with comprehension whatever question in whichever manner he receives. But he doesn't speak English ei...
by Ayu
Thu Feb 18, 2021 2:34 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Corona Virus and School Reopening
Replies: 31
Views: 502

Re: Corona Virus and School Reopening

Especially the organisation of the vaccines is a complete mess in Europe. I tried to find out were I can register for vaccination and the only information I got is: When I'm older than 80(!) I am allowed to register by telephone (!). If I don't get through with my call due to high demand, they're s...
by Ayu
Thu Feb 18, 2021 9:47 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Corona Virus and School Reopening
Replies: 31
Views: 502

Re: Corona Virus and School Reopening

School opening is a difficult topic. Germany made it's experiences now. On one side we see big psychological and inter-family problems (more hidden violence and abuse, depression, neuroses) due to shut down of schools, on the other hand our high covid figures could not decrease as long as schools we...
by Ayu
Wed Feb 17, 2021 9:27 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Who Gets Enlightened (Bodhi)
Replies: 33
Views: 711

Re: Who Gets Enlightened (Bodhi)

It doesn't matter. You think like an elephant in the glassware shop. If you ask me no one can do it. Aware of the awareness. Just one person can do it. He is the Buddha. Because of his special position. You know right time right place situation For all the other, there will always need one to confi...
by Ayu
Wed Feb 17, 2021 8:14 am
Forum: Dharma Events
Topic: Elias Capriles Dzogchen Retreat
Replies: 1
Views: 235

Re: Elias Capriles Dzogchen Retreat

Dear all, Here's a flyer for the next Zoom Boom with Elias. He's very active these days, particularly in Spain where he's re-locating from Venezuela. An English translation has been arranged. Elias says financial restrictions should not limit those interested to attend, so do apply for reduced admi...
by Ayu
Tue Feb 16, 2021 10:06 am
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Garchen Rinpoche - Meditational Instructions.
Replies: 9
Views: 793

Re: Garchen Rinpoche - Meditational Instructions.

If you talk about "one mind" you have to clearify what do you mean by 'mind'. GR is talking about the "mind in meditation" in your quote: When you meditate you have to look at your mind. In the mind there is no delineation between self and other. There only appears to be a duality when it comes to p...
by Ayu
Tue Feb 16, 2021 9:46 am
Forum: Meditation
Topic: Help - Mindfulness, Vipassana, Shamata, Samadhi, Jhana, Dzogchen, Mahamudra - I'm so confused
Replies: 9
Views: 370

Re: Help - Mindfulness, Vipassana, Shamata, Samadhi, Jhana, Dzogchen, Mahamudra - I'm so confused

Yes. Simply relax. A first grade schoolchild does not bother about high grade mathematics. It would be of no use at all. Learn a certain practice that fits good to you and study only to the extent of your capacity. Teachings I couldn't understand at the beginning became very clear later. This is bec...
by Ayu
Sun Feb 14, 2021 10:27 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Valentine's Day
Replies: 13
Views: 436

Re: Valentine's Day

It's my father's and my lama's birthday.

In general I find Valentine's Day just as ridiculous as Mother's day. It's somehow strange to celebrate love only once a year. :tongue:
by Ayu
Sat Feb 13, 2021 7:07 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hey, Sangha
Replies: 4
Views: 217

Re: Hey, Sangha

Best wishes to you as well. Welcome to Dharma Wheel.
:)
by Ayu
Sat Feb 13, 2021 3:17 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Atheism vs Buddhism (was Non Cultural Buddhists: What Made You Stay?)
Replies: 219
Views: 2374

Re: Atheism vs Buddhism (was Non Cultural Buddhists: What Made You Stay?)

It seems to me, this topic needs at least a rest. Please let me know, if your impression differs.
by Ayu
Sat Feb 13, 2021 1:00 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Subduing and Oath Binding
Replies: 42
Views: 1549

Re: Subduing and Oath Binding

They also had to merit to encounter Guru Rinpoche and be bound by him. I'm sure you did not mean it that way, but this argument could be seriously misunderstood. Particularly, if you consider the more recent Tibetan history and the fate of Vajrayana as a religion in Tibet. And if you go further bac...
by Ayu
Sat Feb 13, 2021 12:43 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Buddha Maitreya the Christ ?
Replies: 7
Views: 217

Re: Buddha Maitreya the Christ ?

Okay, I see in Könchok Chödrak's quote that this Lama even claims to be an incarnation of the unmentionable gyalpo.

I think, the question is clearified and we're done here.
by Ayu
Sat Feb 13, 2021 8:50 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Buddha Maitreya the Christ ?
Replies: 7
Views: 217

Re: Buddha Maitreya the Christ ?

Bristollad wrote: Sat Feb 13, 2021 8:37 am I'm just surprised he doesn't manage to mention being an avatar of Vishnu or the Mahdi too :thinking:
Maybe he needs some warming up and comes with this idea later.
by Ayu
Sat Feb 13, 2021 8:46 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Buddha Maitreya the Christ ?
Replies: 7
Views: 217

Re: Buddha Maitreya the Christ ?

From the Buddha Maitreya Section on top of the Website-->Teachings Section--->About: The relationship of the next form of teaching is called Dharma. Dharma is a process that literally helps to initiate an understanding that there is such a thing as the Soul and how the Soul works. In Buddhism we ca...
by Ayu
Fri Feb 12, 2021 8:44 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: Colds
Replies: 7
Views: 503

Re: Colds

I know many good remedies against upcoming colds. One of my family's secret remedies against a starting infection in the throat is to gargle with alcohol-free mouth rinse. It works against bacteria and viruses as well. It's also a first aid against starting herpes bubbles on the skin. Another main r...
by Ayu
Fri Feb 12, 2021 8:29 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: 🐮Happy New Year!
Replies: 10
Views: 333

Re: 🐮Happy New Year!

PadmaVonSamba wrote: Fri Feb 12, 2021 1:33 am Happy Year of the Metal Ox
🐄 🐄 🐄 🐄 🐄 🐄 🐄 🐄
How are you observing/celebrating?
I just said "Happy Losar" on the WhatsApp chat of my community. And I'll send the number of some accumulated mantras to the team - as a gift for my teacher.
by Ayu
Fri Feb 12, 2021 8:18 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Best Evidence for Afterlife - BICS ESSAY COMPETITION - $ 500,000 Prize
Replies: 14
Views: 559

Re: Best Evidence for Afterlife - BICS ESSAY COMPETITION - $ 500,000 Prize

If they offer such a high prize for the "winner" of that competition, wouldn't it be likeley their results will be flawed? I imagine many people who just tell some phantasy stories in order to have a chance on that prize. Announcing a prize for scientific results seems unscientifically to me. did n...
by Ayu
Thu Feb 11, 2021 11:16 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Best Evidence for Afterlife - BICS ESSAY COMPETITION - $ 500,000 Prize
Replies: 14
Views: 559

Re: Best Evidence for Afterlife - BICS ESSAY COMPETITION - $ 500,000 Prize

If they offer such a high prize for the "winner" of that competition, wouldn't it be likeley their results will be flawed? I imagine many people who just tell some phantasy stories in order to have a chance on that prize.
Announcing a prize for scientific results seems unscientifically to me.

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