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by Ayu
Thu Jan 19, 2017 8:55 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Beginning a practice.
Replies: 1
Views: 55

Re: Beginning a practice.

Your problem sounds very familiar to me. I spent long time with similar issues until I found my teacher. I think, starting and continuing a practice only for myself is no strong inspiration. But my teacher dedicates his whole life for the benefit of his students and for all beings without exception....
by Ayu
Tue Jan 17, 2017 1:39 pm
Forum: Help Required
Topic: Drug Addiction
Replies: 71
Views: 3942

Re: Drug Addiction

... for that i wonder about how it feels like. ... IMO and experience, taking drugs (alcohol, canabis, LSD, opiates) and doing meditation at the same time can be very disturbing and mind-confusing. There is a reason why the Buddha recommended being sober and why there are so many purification pract...
by Ayu
Mon Jan 16, 2017 10:26 pm
Forum: Help Required
Topic: Drug Addiction
Replies: 71
Views: 3942

Re: Drug Addiction

Before a drug addict can benefit from meditation practice, he has to become sober. It is no possible way to take drugs and have beneficial meditations at the same time.
Buddhism might be a great help for some or even for many people, but it is no therapy. IMO.
by Ayu
Mon Jan 16, 2017 4:31 pm
Forum: Help Required
Topic: Drug Addiction
Replies: 71
Views: 3942

Re: Drug Addiction

is the drug addiction need sensation like the preta description of hunger? It is psycho-physical and deep rooted. A person needs a lot of good luck to overcome it. And there are manifold varieties of different people with different life-stories. So, I think, we neither have any one-size-fits-all-de...
by Ayu
Mon Jan 16, 2017 4:22 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Trump is a Russian Puppet hahahahaha
Replies: 103
Views: 2322

Re: Trump is a Russian Puppet hahahahaha

Grigoris wrote:
Ayu wrote:I think, there is a very long list of other more severe reasons to be against Trump.
More serious than the fact he booked "Ghost"for his opening act? No, I don't think so! :smile:

:tongue:
No musician can be worse than his politics.
by Ayu
Mon Jan 16, 2017 3:07 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Trump is a Russian Puppet hahahahaha
Replies: 103
Views: 2322

Re: Trump is a Russian Puppet hahahahaha

Trump got Ghost to play his gig? :rolling: Now I know that I hate Trump! I think, there is a very long list of other more severe reasons to be against Trump. From political view, he is the MOST stupid politician I ever heard of. He doesn't understand anything about politics and the worldwide circum...
by Ayu
Sat Jan 14, 2017 7:11 pm
Forum: Meditation
Topic: Nāda yoga ~ Sound as Path ~ Sutra,Tantra,Mantra,Dzogchen
Replies: 58
Views: 7875

Re: Nāda yoga ~ Sound as Path ~ Sutra,Tantra,Mantra,Dzogchen

This thread became quite controversial at the end and it seems to have finished it's course.
by Ayu
Fri Jan 13, 2017 12:18 pm
Forum: Gelug
Topic: Fears regarding practicing alone
Replies: 6
Views: 152

Re: Fears regarding practicing alone

I know similar concerns from my side sometimes. I have no fear of practicing alone though, but sometimes I think: 'What if my mind gets liberated NOW right away? Will I faint? How can I keep standing on my feet, if they are so illusionary?' I assume, those thoughts are only ridiculous. The mind is a...
by Ayu
Wed Jan 11, 2017 9:53 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: President elect Donald Trump
Replies: 16
Views: 480

Re: President elect Donald Trump

Topic moved to the lounge. :namaste: May I ask why? It is obvious, the OP is not a genuine request for prayers on somebody who is suffering. You didn't suggest anything, why it is necessary to pray for Trump especially now more than for other suffering people. On the contrary, if we look at the mas...
by Ayu
Tue Jan 10, 2017 11:26 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: As ye sow so shall ye Streep
Replies: 9
Views: 174

Re: As ye sow so shall ye Streep

I think most would agree this is not typical presidential behavior. But the question I’m struggling with is if this sort of behavior is actually more authentic. Yesterday I saw a documentary about Abraham Lincoln on TV. It was said, he was very intelligent in manipulating people. People nowadays re...
by Ayu
Tue Jan 10, 2017 7:59 am
Forum: Ethical Conduct
Topic: Adultery and Being a Buddhist
Replies: 75
Views: 1794

Re: Adultery and Being a Buddhist

I'm glad none of the viewpoints here were censored. ... For the sake of truth: some harsh speech was removed due to the wish of the author. But I have to say, I can't blame anybody. This topic involves harsh feelings as soon as one identifies with it. Neither I can blame the OP. It is simply a diff...
by Ayu
Mon Jan 09, 2017 11:02 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: President elect Donald Trump
Replies: 16
Views: 480

Re: President elect Donald Trump

_R_ wrote:Please, pray, offer, meditate, for the benefit of Donald Trump.

Thank you.

What is his special problem you want to pray for?
by Ayu
Mon Jan 09, 2017 10:54 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: President elect Donald Trump
Replies: 16
Views: 480

Re: President elect Donald Trump

Topic moved to the lounge.
:namaste:
by Ayu
Mon Jan 09, 2017 10:08 am
Forum: Ethical Conduct
Topic: Adultery and Being a Buddhist
Replies: 75
Views: 1794

Re: Adultery and Being a Buddhist

I think if you love your wife as you say then you must tell her. From Lama Zopa Rinpoche: http://www.lamayeshe.com/advice/sexual-misconduct-0 Sexual misconduct means sexual relations with a person who has a partner – wife, husband, and so forth. If the motivation for such action is not brave hearte...
by Ayu
Sat Jan 07, 2017 3:39 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Glad To Be Here
Replies: 3
Views: 66

Re: Glad To Be Here

Welcome, Comet46.
:smile: May your light shine on Dharmawheel. Image
by Ayu
Fri Jan 06, 2017 5:28 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Engaged Buddhism comes in many political stripes
Replies: 46
Views: 680

Re: Engaged Buddhism comes in many political stripes

"Engaged Buddhism" is not about politics but about welfare. Politics are only interesting in that subforum as long as they touch the needs of the suffering people.
by Ayu
Fri Jan 06, 2017 12:23 am
Forum: Ethical Conduct
Topic: Adultery and Being a Buddhist
Replies: 75
Views: 1794

Re: Adultery and Being a Buddhist

Mod note:
Please, everybody, try to keep the spirit of compassion for anybody, whatever their fault was.
Try to keep some peace by using right speech.


Ayu's opinion: this topic is a very common existential problem, that happens to many people.
by Ayu
Thu Jan 05, 2017 4:23 pm
Forum: Ethical Conduct
Topic: Adultery and Being a Buddhist
Replies: 75
Views: 1794

Re: Adultery and Being a Buddhist

.... If I were in your shoes I would find a professional of some sort (religious advice, counselor, etc.) and try to figure it out, you've already put yourself in a predicament by allowing an adulterous relationship to develop though, so I imagine there is going to be fallout no matter what you do....
by Ayu
Wed Jan 04, 2017 11:38 am
Forum: Games & Humour
Topic: Song Name Game
Replies: 307
Views: 12467

Re: Song Name Game

Shocking Blue - I'll follow the sun

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(Since I stopped allowing updates, my ipad improved.)
by Ayu
Tue Jan 03, 2017 12:30 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: The art of keeping secrets
Replies: 4
Views: 121

Re: The art of keeping secrets

This is called 4 Forces for purification - or my translation is poor and it is called different in English. It is a commonly recommended remedy in my tradition and I wonder why I can't find any source about it in English. They are known in English as The Four Opponent Powers or just The Four Powers...

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