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by gloriasteinem
Mon Nov 02, 2015 6:29 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Alleviation of suffering now
Replies: 11
Views: 1997

Re: Alleviation of suffering now

Also smiling at your neighbour early in the morning before you go to work, having to know you are economically equal and he is mostly fine could make his day better, he needs nothing more from you than kindness but smiling at an unemployed poor on the street who is begging for money may look like yo...
by gloriasteinem
Mon Nov 02, 2015 5:04 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Alleviation of suffering now
Replies: 11
Views: 1997

Re: Alleviation of suffering now

No, I don't agree with that. You say that one has to be awaken to help others, I say this is ontological mistake in Buddhism that most Buddhists like to make out of pure egotism. Almost every human and even animal is aware what causes suffering and how it is removed asap. I am talking about hunger, ...
by gloriasteinem
Mon Nov 02, 2015 1:21 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Alleviation of suffering now
Replies: 11
Views: 1997

Re: Alleviation of suffering now

:namaste: Gloria, In fact the only use of Buddhism should be to alleviate suffering and therefore it should be pretty practice directed. Without, it doesn't reduce suffering. Practices are to reveal how there is no view, no division at all. Only then impartial care/love and skilful help can be. Onl...
by gloriasteinem
Mon Nov 02, 2015 1:12 am
Forum: Language
Topic: Word or term in Buddhism for "To ease suffering in others"?
Replies: 3
Views: 1801

Re: Word or term in Buddhism for "To ease suffering in other

takso wrote:Compassion i.e. karuna in the Buddhist language.
Compassion is the reason we want to reduce suffering of others, not the process of giving such reduction. If someone is physically sick or hungry his suffering will not ease simply by the feeling of compassion that someone may feel on this.
by gloriasteinem
Sat Oct 31, 2015 1:26 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Alleviation of suffering now
Replies: 11
Views: 1997

Alleviation of suffering now

I was thinking these days including after watching Zizek that Buddhism talks about removing suffering but after a time, usually after rebirth, including in cruel forms of denoting specific extraordinary suffering to women that should dream to be reborn males. I see no wisdom in this, especially, as ...
by gloriasteinem
Thu Oct 29, 2015 4:06 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: The Great Compassion Mantra
Replies: 29
Views: 46992

Re: The Great Compassion Mantra

All these come from wikipedia including the longer and shorter version https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nīlakaṇṭha_Dhāraṇī#Initial_Vows_of_Great_Compassion_Dharani_Recitation Thanks for the link to Wikipedia, where the actual English translation could be found. I think these text should be recited wit...
by gloriasteinem
Sun Oct 25, 2015 11:15 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Rebirth algorithm in Buddhism?
Replies: 16
Views: 3134

Re: Rebirth algorithm in Buddhism?

I'd rather ask a question why devas cannot reach enlightment but I'm sure there will be no decent answer in this forum because I would like an answer from someone's who knows devas lol. So, if "reality" it is not shared dreams and multiple solipsism, but your own dream and solipsism, devas exist on...
by gloriasteinem
Sat Oct 24, 2015 10:06 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Rebirth algorithm in Buddhism?
Replies: 16
Views: 3134

Re: Rebirth algorithm in Buddhism?

About parents, read the story of Maudgalyayana saving his mother from hell in the Ullambana Sutra: So, Buddhism is objective realism? As I think - his mother it is just his hallucination, like night dream vision. And he and his story it is also my own hallucination from my own karma-bija-samskara s...
by gloriasteinem
Sat Oct 24, 2015 9:50 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Rebirth algorithm in Buddhism?
Replies: 16
Views: 3134

Re: Rebirth algorithm in Buddhism?

Rebirth is even more random than supercomputers can make it into. Only an enlightened being can closely predict what a rebirth it will be and an enlightened being is far beyond algorithms anyway. Random, give a quote? Ive heard that you rather chose your parents but depending of your merits you can...
by gloriasteinem
Mon Oct 19, 2015 10:49 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Bad karma & bad mood
Replies: 20
Views: 3107

Re: Bad karma & bad mood

boda wrote:Studies have shown that levels of happiness are generally the same between rich and poor, once basic needs are met.
Being poor means one's basic needs are not well met.
by gloriasteinem
Mon Oct 19, 2015 8:44 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Bad karma & bad mood
Replies: 20
Views: 3107

Re: Bad karma & bad mood

Yeah, but if you are poor you hear around you not rightful speech, how there could be joy in this, and further even if you ignore it, non rightful speech goes into your subconscious. It stays there and becomes your speedy pattern. And if you don't have right speech, you won't nave right thoughts an...
by gloriasteinem
Mon Oct 19, 2015 11:11 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Bad karma & bad mood
Replies: 20
Views: 3107

Re: Bad karma & bad mood

Yeah, but if you are poor you hear around you not rightful speech, how there could be joy in this, and further even if you ignore it, non rightful speech goes into your subconscious. It stays there and becomes your speedy pattern. And if you don't have right speech, you won't nave right thoughts and...
by gloriasteinem
Mon Oct 19, 2015 1:30 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Bad karma & bad mood
Replies: 20
Views: 3107

Bad karma & bad mood

I've noticed that poor people often have stern faces, angrily expressions, and not think good. How is that that the good conditions make people's thoughts generally better and the poor get desperate and nasty. How is it supposed that you create good karma in great suffering, isn't it that poverty is...
by gloriasteinem
Sat Oct 17, 2015 7:14 pm
Forum: Dharma Stories
Topic: Fearlessness
Replies: 3
Views: 2982

Re: Fearlessness

I think fearlessness is what leads activists in many countries in jail, I also think in ancient times there was no genuine jails but today there are. It is because everything in society is based on fear and even if you only declare to be fearless society will punish you. Today's society don't need h...
by gloriasteinem
Sat Oct 17, 2015 6:43 pm
Forum: Meditation
Topic: How can one's progress be tested?
Replies: 30
Views: 5812

Re: How can one's progress be tested?

Are you a little kinder? Less arrogant? Of course, if you are a Zenman (or if not), you would get checked by a legitimate, authorized, trained Zen teacher in a real lineage (I understand that there are good teachers everywhere, but this is the way to bet given the number of fakes and sincerely self...
by gloriasteinem
Thu Oct 15, 2015 3:35 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Girl wakes from Coma speaking German
Replies: 7
Views: 1123

Re: Girl wakes from Coma speaking German

Is Croatian similar at all to German? I know almost nothing about the language. No. They are in totally different language groups. Croatian is a Slavic language (offhand I don't know the branch, Slavic languages have different branches) and German is from the Germanic language group including Alema...
by gloriasteinem
Sat Oct 10, 2015 8:44 am
Forum: Dharma Stories
Topic: Bodhisattvas and Arhats
Replies: 3
Views: 2541

Bodhisattvas and Arhats

In days of yore, an older master was traveling along a country road, followed by a disciple carrying his bags. As they walked, they saw lands being tilled while farmers and oxen were strained to the utmost. Countless worms and insects were killed in the process, and birds were swooping to eat them. ...
by gloriasteinem
Fri Oct 09, 2015 10:34 am
Forum: Meditation
Topic: Is this chakra? Please help.
Replies: 13
Views: 3524

Re: Is this chakra? Please help.

For me its an energy feeling, I don't know if chakra related. You feel your energy moving but of course you shouldn't focus.
by gloriasteinem
Tue Oct 06, 2015 4:59 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Unable to visit Pure Land in Lucid Dreams
Replies: 9
Views: 1848

Re: Unable to visit Pure Land in Lucid Dreams

Well, if you succeed definitely tell us. But I think such visit should be something exceptional, like you have to have very good karma to achieve it
by gloriasteinem
Fri Oct 02, 2015 10:29 am
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Inconsistent practice
Replies: 21
Views: 4284

Re: Inconsistent practice

This has always been a big problem for me and I wonder if anyone else can relate. I often go for weeks or even months without doing any sort of formal practice at all. I tend to think that if I'm not going to commit to a perfect 30-minute long service twice a day, then I might as well not bother. I...

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