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by PadmaVonSamba
Sun Jan 10, 2021 1:34 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: A single sadhana or practice
Replies: 27
Views: 794

Re: A single sadhana or practice

Chenrezig
by PadmaVonSamba
Sun Jan 10, 2021 12:22 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Difference between Covetousness and Greed
Replies: 5
Views: 174

Re: Difference between Covetousness and Greed

Generally, to covet is to desire something that belongs to someone else. Greed is the desire to acquire as much as you can, to a degree of excess. So, for example, a miner who finds gold might not be satisfied until he’s dug up a whole acre of land trying to find every last nugget. That’s greed. But...
by PadmaVonSamba
Sat Jan 09, 2021 10:54 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Respectful treatment of images/texts - 8 auspicious symbols included?
Replies: 15
Views: 386

Re: Respectful treatment of images/texts - 8 auspicious symbols included?

what will you do with them after you cut them out? Well if the 8 symbols are included in this "rule" then I would cut them out and keep them with other similar things I have cut out or that have fallen into my possesion... Eventually I hope to put them in a mini stupa for my shrine when I get one a...
by PadmaVonSamba
Sat Jan 09, 2021 1:17 pm
Forum: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: New here with question on Gay
Replies: 43
Views: 870

Re: New here with question on Gay

These feelings are only in regard to this one topic, being gay. I think, from a Buddhist perspective, the whole notion of you “being” this or that is what’s getting in the way. Why? Because essentially you are solidifying a notion of self, and from that, grasping into that, and then either liking o...
by PadmaVonSamba
Sat Jan 09, 2021 12:46 am
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Response to PadmaVonSamba
Replies: 128
Views: 2273

Re: Response to PadmaVonSamba

I think it’s funny that this thread is called,
“Response To PadmaVonSamba”.

I’m touched. Really I am.
:jumping:
by PadmaVonSamba
Fri Jan 08, 2021 6:10 pm
Forum: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: New here with question on Gay
Replies: 43
Views: 870

Re: New here with question on Gay

These feelings are only in regard to this one topic, being gay. I think, from a Buddhist perspective, the whole notion of you “being” this or that is what’s getting in the way. Why? Because essentially you are solidifying a notion of self, and from that, grasping into that, and then either liking o...
by PadmaVonSamba
Fri Jan 08, 2021 4:38 pm
Forum: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: Ahetukavinasavada Non-Causal Destruction
Replies: 3
Views: 126

Re: Ahetukavinasavada Non-Casual Destruction

Non casual or non causal?
by PadmaVonSamba
Thu Jan 07, 2021 12:33 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Aggregates
Replies: 15
Views: 506

Re: Aggregates

avatamsaka3 wrote: Sun Nov 29, 2020 5:06 pm So, my understanding is that the aggregates can be viewed as presenting a complete picture of reality.
That’s actually a misunderstanding.
by PadmaVonSamba
Thu Jan 07, 2021 12:15 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: How do you render negative thoughts unharmful?
Replies: 20
Views: 552

Re: How do you render negative thoughts unharmful?

Thank you! Would you mind telling me about your favourite method to address , say, a memory from a violent movie you once saw, so that it doesn't affect you? In the case of a movie or something like that which is fictional or fake to begin with, look at “behind the scenes” stuff, or read up on spec...
by PadmaVonSamba
Wed Jan 06, 2021 9:10 pm
Forum: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: New here with question on Gay
Replies: 43
Views: 870

Re: New here with question on Gay

Drop the Labels,
Drop the expectations,
You are you, not a category.
Are you gay when you bump your knee?
or when you order a pizza?
Being attracted to others, male or female,
is all the same in Buddhism.
Just be gay or not as the moment dictates.
by PadmaVonSamba
Wed Jan 06, 2021 7:25 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Aggregates
Replies: 15
Views: 506

Re: Aggregates

The issue of “aggregates” in Buddhist theory has less to do with physics and more to do with dependent arising in general. Thus, you can say for example that the speed of light is a constant. That’s really neither here nor there as far as Buddhism is concerned. That fact doesn’t change things one wa...
by PadmaVonSamba
Tue Jan 05, 2021 6:59 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: How do you render negative thoughts unharmful?
Replies: 20
Views: 552

Re: How do you render negative thoughts unharmful?

The only difference between negative thoughts at the time of dying and negative thoughts at any other time is that at the time of dying, you know death is coming soon, and during the other times you don’t know when death will come, even though it could still be that very same day, or even less than...
by PadmaVonSamba
Tue Jan 05, 2021 2:17 pm
Forum: Sūtra Studies
Topic: Definition: “Outflows” ?
Replies: 3
Views: 280

Definition: “Outflows” ?

In various texts, the term “outflows” is used, such as the Buddha or his disciples being free from outflows . I know that finding the right word in English to translate a concept from Sanskrit can be a challenge, but the meaning of this one is really unclear to me. What does the term refer to, and w...
by PadmaVonSamba
Tue Jan 05, 2021 4:08 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: How do you render negative thoughts unharmful?
Replies: 20
Views: 552

Re: How do you render negative thoughts unharmful?

The only difference between negative thoughts at the time of dying and negative thoughts at any other time is that at the time of dying, you know death is coming soon, and during the other times you don’t know when death will come, even though it could still be that very same day, or even less than ...
by PadmaVonSamba
Mon Jan 04, 2021 11:38 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Three kayas
Replies: 18
Views: 640

Three kayas

After many years, I have yet to find a really clear explanation of the meaning of Dharmakaya Nirmanakaya Sambhogakaya —always it seems the terms are referenced in one context or another, with the same terms being used to express different things, and while I understand their use in those specific co...
by PadmaVonSamba
Mon Jan 04, 2021 11:33 pm
Forum: Meditation
Topic: Hello i am new here
Replies: 9
Views: 377

Re: Hello i am new here

I listen to the ringing in my ears Same. I try not to focus on it, but it often intrudes. I have found the more I monitor my tinnitus the worse it gets, which I have read is typical of the condition. Mine is from clenching my jaw obsessively due to anxiety/stress/various 3 and 4 letter acronyms. Ja...
by PadmaVonSamba
Mon Jan 04, 2021 5:20 pm
Forum: Meditation
Topic: Hello i am new here
Replies: 9
Views: 377

Re: Hello i am new here

I listen to the ringing in my ears
by PadmaVonSamba
Sat Jan 02, 2021 4:27 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Relationships with non-Buddhist friends
Replies: 6
Views: 192

Re: Relationships with non-Buddhist friends

If you were a professional concert musician and needed to devote all your attention to playing Bach, this wouldn’t be an issue, would it? All of your friends would understand and respect that. Yes, this is one thing. I live in a country where Buddhism is not widely spread. People tend to associate ...
by PadmaVonSamba
Sat Jan 02, 2021 3:14 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Relationships with non-Buddhist friends
Replies: 6
Views: 192

Re: Relationships with non-Buddhist friends

If you were a professional concert musician and needed to devote all your attention to playing Bach, this wouldn’t be an issue, would it? All of your friends would understand and respect that. “Disgust with samsara” is a general term that expresses the feelings your are having. One loses interest in...

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