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by DiamondMeru
Tue Apr 24, 2018 6:09 pm
Forum: Meditation
Topic: Tonglen meditation
Replies: 4
Views: 380

Re: Tonglen meditation

Thank you, I did overcome my fear just because I felt I was suffering because my dog was sufffering, so we should suffer together even if the Tonglen failed we would suffer in compassion together. I did practice with this video https://youtu.be/YjeDh2xw4Qw I was afraid there might be danger in takin...
by DiamondMeru
Tue Apr 24, 2018 1:41 am
Forum: Meditation
Topic: Cat Meditation
Replies: 17
Views: 2607

Re: Cat Meditation

I used to listen to my cats purring as the focus of mindfulness meditation of listening, it also brings bhodicitta into my heart. I also heard of a temple where monks would meditate with cats who would repeatedly jump over their heads to try to disturb their meditations, but being the masters that t...
by DiamondMeru
Tue Apr 24, 2018 1:15 am
Forum: Meditation
Topic: Tonglen meditation
Replies: 4
Views: 380

Tonglen meditation

I am a very sensitive person who picks up on others people’s pains just normally, so I was wondering if there is any danger in doing this practice if one already suffers from chronic pain conditions? My dog Is dying and is in discomfort, I would like to relieve his pain. He has cancer and is in the ...
by DiamondMeru
Mon Apr 23, 2018 12:54 am
Forum: Creative Writing
Topic: blah blah blah......
Replies: 23
Views: 1124

Re: blah blah blah......

:thanks:
Kunga Lhadzom wrote:
Sun Apr 22, 2018 12:57 am
DiamondMeru wrote:
Sun Apr 22, 2018 12:43 am
Seinfeld classic
OMG..that's funny ...i must not be enlightened yet..... :jumping:
(I guess Enlightened people don't laugh....lol)
Good thing ...i don't have to worry about that...lol
Everyone will be enlightened by blah :twothumbsup:
by DiamondMeru
Sun Apr 22, 2018 6:43 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Can we write our next lives now?
Replies: 6
Views: 368

Re: Can we write our next lives now?

I’m always wondering if I could write my next life now in this life. I don't even know what this is meant to mean - this phrase write my next life , it means something to you? :rolleye: To sit down and think about where,when, and what I will be after death. For instance I would like to be reborn in...
by DiamondMeru
Sun Apr 22, 2018 1:17 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: US and Allies Launch Strikes on Syria
Replies: 343
Views: 7653

Re: US and Allies Launch Strikes on Syria

Hello everyone, a few minutes ago: US and allies started launching strikes on Syria. If you know about any `spiritual efforts towards world peace` then please write it here (Sutra recitation etc. ....what is appropriate ? ) I am sitting in Kathmandu and want to recite something. Manju So this was t...
by DiamondMeru
Sun Apr 22, 2018 12:43 am
Forum: Creative Writing
Topic: blah blah blah......
Replies: 23
Views: 1124

Re: blah blah blah......

Seinfeld classic
by DiamondMeru
Sat Apr 21, 2018 11:46 pm
Forum: Meditation
Topic: Dangers of Meditation?
Replies: 34
Views: 3514

Re: Dangers of Meditation?

As someone who had developed severe chronic pain due to fibromyalgia, I went in search of alternative treatments, one of them was kundalini yoga and one on one yoga meditation therapy. Well, the yoga instructor knew I had bipolar which later turned to Schizoaffective diagnosis after a psychotic brea...
by DiamondMeru
Sat Apr 21, 2018 11:25 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Can we write our next lives now?
Replies: 6
Views: 368

Can we write our next lives now?

I’m always wondering if I could write my next life now in this life. Considering you would have to write it according to the Four Noble Truths if one is Buddhist, I then wonder why I would want to return if all my desires would eventually lead to dukka? Then I can see if I wrote out my life it would...
by DiamondMeru
Sat Apr 21, 2018 8:26 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Nechung Kuten Recognizes Yeye Omileye
Replies: 331
Views: 10570

Re: Nechung Kuten Recognizes Yeye Omileye

https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=1801218363233565&id=100000362559762 :shrug: I wouldn't regard someone posting such a thing as being knowledgable in vajrayana.Now,I'm very convinced that she's just part of that new age family who wants to use vajrayana for their own ends. Oh, c'mon, they...
by DiamondMeru
Sat Apr 21, 2018 7:58 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Collective karma
Replies: 139
Views: 4349

Re: Collective karma

When you are in a group of people and they yawn, can you prevent yourself from yawning? We all share biological and cultural subconscious reactions that are shared. Perception of the mind is interpreting these reactions through the lense of one’s own conditioned experience. If you bow I may bow if I...
by DiamondMeru
Thu Apr 19, 2018 11:51 pm
Forum: Meditation
Topic: Unable to visualize
Replies: 36
Views: 9214

Re: Unable to visualize

I used to be able to visualize clearly as if the visions where right in front of me and then I got diagnosed with Schizoaffective Disorder and placed on many psychoactive drugs which now inhibit my visualization. As a psychology major I read The Open Mind by Dr. Dawna Markova which explains very cle...
by DiamondMeru
Thu Apr 19, 2018 2:37 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Collective karma
Replies: 139
Views: 4349

Re: Collective karma

This thought occurred to me that as an American we are in deep trouble as a country if group karma is true. Hiroshima and Nagasaki are horrible events in history and history tends to repeat itself. It makes my blood run cold to think that this could be. If there is any evidence to refute group karma...
by DiamondMeru
Thu Apr 12, 2018 12:02 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Obstacles to Bodhicitta
Replies: 60
Views: 5324

Re: Obstacles to Bodhicitta

What if the block to Bodhicitta is a simple biological one, the female brain is more developed in the limbic system of emotions where compassion can be exercised. The male brain is underdeveloped in emotions, but not in gay men. This might be some people are meant to be more compassionate biological...
by DiamondMeru
Wed Apr 11, 2018 10:36 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: is doing spell is ok in Buddhism?
Replies: 91
Views: 2585

Re: is doing spell is ok in Buddhism?

Tibetan saint Milarepa was trained in sorcery to kill his family’s enemies. His mother trained him to use magic against others and he gained realization from this bad karma which led him to train as the Master Marpa’s slave. He finished his bad karma after nine years of repenting and learned the tea...
by DiamondMeru
Wed Apr 11, 2018 5:05 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: is doing spell is ok in Buddhism?
Replies: 91
Views: 2585

Re: is doing spell is ok in Buddhism?

[/quote] Personally. ....magic scares me....when i was a young child, I used my mind to do things magically. .....it happened so easily that it scared me....so i never had the desire to get involved with those forces . [/quote] There is a lot of fear on this website, as a Wiccan who is trying to pra...
by DiamondMeru
Wed Apr 11, 2018 2:25 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: is doing spell is ok in Buddhism?
Replies: 91
Views: 2585

Re: is doing spell is ok in Buddhism?

Prayers, mantras, and spells could all be considered magic as they use repetitive chanting or reciting of a patterns of words along with intention to produce an effect upon our mind and reality. But most feedback from this forum seems to view magic as a distraction from liberation of samsara I think...
by DiamondMeru
Sat Apr 07, 2018 2:15 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: How do buddhists find exercise motivation?
Replies: 21
Views: 1014

Re: How do buddhists find exercise motivation?

Miroku wrote:
Wed Mar 21, 2018 1:10 pm
I just simply take a look at these pictures and ask myself whether I want to be like this

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or like this

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:rolling: :lol:
by DiamondMeru
Thu Apr 05, 2018 1:31 am
Forum: Media
Topic: "Wild Wild Country" - Osho documentary on Netflix
Replies: 63
Views: 2953

Re: "Wild Wild Country" - Osho documentary on Netflix

Loved the documentary because it seemed like a bunch of naive hippies having fun until Osho’s higher ups started a war on those poor ignorant Christian townsfolk. Then you could tell someone was on a power trip and not concerned with spirituality. I believe the commune was genuinely trying to practi...
by DiamondMeru
Sat Mar 24, 2018 2:45 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Is there a karmic problem between me and the teacher ?
Replies: 5
Views: 448

Re: Is there a karmic problem between me and the teacher ?

They say, “When you are ready a teacher will come.” Perhaps you are not ready? Perhaps the teacher is not ready. Just be patient, these things generally work,out in time.

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