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by omnifriend
Mon Jul 17, 2017 3:19 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Are demons mentioned in Buddhism actually just bad karma?
Replies: 14
Views: 919

Re: Are demons mentioned in Buddhism actually just bad karma?

I am familiar with schizophrenia where many schizophrenics think they have a demon inside them. It's common that schizophrenics are very intelligent people and a lot I know are spiritual. Do you think that the demons that the mentally ill possibly possess are bodhisaatvas testing their character to ...
by omnifriend
Fri Jul 03, 2015 12:08 am
Forum: Prayers and Aspirations
Topic: in need of support
Replies: 7
Views: 915

Re: in need of support

thank you everyone for your blessings, it was helpful knowing there are people wishing me well, the last few days were tough but today I was able to feel better. may you have peaceful minds. :group:
by omnifriend
Thu Jul 02, 2015 12:29 pm
Forum: Prayers and Aspirations
Topic: in need of support
Replies: 7
Views: 915

in need of support

hello, I am not doing very well, and was hoping if some of you could extend there meditation session for even a few seconds on my behalf, it would be enormously appreciated, may you be at ease. thank you. love, omnifriend
by omnifriend
Fri Jun 26, 2015 6:27 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: demons polish the way
Replies: 12
Views: 1133

Re: demons polish the way

is sila, Samadhi, and panna enough to tame the demons that come from ones own skandhas?
by omnifriend
Fri Jun 26, 2015 2:07 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: demons polish the way
Replies: 12
Views: 1133

Re: demons polish the way

do demons test every highly evolved dharma practitioner?
by omnifriend
Tue Jun 23, 2015 8:42 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: demons polish the way
Replies: 12
Views: 1133

demons polish the way

what is the viewpoint of demons testing dharma practitioners? thank you.
by omnifriend
Sun May 03, 2015 3:34 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: mental illness and Buddhism
Replies: 73
Views: 5874

Re: mental illness and Buddhism

at spirit rock in California a lot of the dhamma teachers are learning somatic experience therapy, which is a way to relieve trauma stored in the body, which can help alleviate the symptoms of psychosis.
by omnifriend
Sat May 02, 2015 10:37 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: mental illness and Buddhism
Replies: 73
Views: 5874

Re: mental illness and Buddhism

I am not a teacher and never said I was a teacher, I said I taught one of my parents loving kindness meditation meaning I showed them how to sit and wish for others well being. when I lead classes I was allowed to do this by my teacher because I was able to give the people in the class my dhamma tea...
by omnifriend
Sat May 02, 2015 2:38 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: mental illness and Buddhism
Replies: 73
Views: 5874

Re: mental illness and Buddhism

there is a story in the suttas of a mad woman who realized nirvana.
by omnifriend
Fri May 01, 2015 10:07 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: mental illness and Buddhism
Replies: 73
Views: 5874

Re: mental illness and Buddhism

I have schizophrenia and bi polar and have taken the 5 precepts for life, I have been meditating for 10 years and have taught one of my parents loving kindness meditation, i have lead meditation classes in mainly metta and some vipassana. i find it pretty ignorant and insulting you think i should be...
by omnifriend
Fri Feb 06, 2015 3:15 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: Obsessive Thoughts
Replies: 71
Views: 10491

Re: Obsessive Thoughts

I have OCD, it will take weeks or a few months to cure you, I have been using this technique for 17 days and today I have started seeing actual relief. The book Brain Lock was written by a Buddhist, and he uses 4 techniques for overcoming ocd thoughts and rituals.
by omnifriend
Sun Jan 25, 2015 9:41 pm
Forum: Soto
Topic: eradicating defilements
Replies: 17
Views: 2495

eradicating defilements

does shikantaza uproot the defilements? thank you.
by omnifriend
Tue Aug 05, 2014 7:13 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: mantra for schizophrenia
Replies: 16
Views: 2358

Re: mantra for schizophrenia

thank you everyone for your replies.
by omnifriend
Sun Jul 27, 2014 1:29 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: mantra for schizophrenia
Replies: 16
Views: 2358

Re: mantra for schizophrenia

ngodrup i would appreciate it if you would pray for me. thank you very much.
by omnifriend
Sat Jul 26, 2014 7:08 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: mantra for schizophrenia
Replies: 16
Views: 2358

Re: mantra for schizophrenia

yes i will still be on my meds and see therapists, thank you.
by omnifriend
Sat Jul 26, 2014 6:28 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: mantra for schizophrenia
Replies: 16
Views: 2358

mantra for schizophrenia

is there a mantra i can chant that can heal my schizophrenia, that i dont have to take initiation, empowerments, samaya, or other dedications? thank you.
by omnifriend
Sun Jan 05, 2014 6:58 pm
Forum: Soto
Topic: zen training
Replies: 7
Views: 1845

zen training

I read an article about a zen monk who explained the training in a monastery was incredibly rigorous, they had to do everything very fast, chopping wood, sleeping and eating very little, has anyone kind of taken on this practice as a lay practitioner, what Is the theory behind this way of practice, ...
by omnifriend
Tue Oct 08, 2013 7:05 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: imputation
Replies: 4
Views: 363

imputation

Hi, I understand that when I think of people, places, and things, in my mind they are imaginary, and not realities. but I am having difficulty seeing how certain words like the, or as, is, etc... how are these words not ultimate realities? thank you, metta
by omnifriend
Fri Aug 16, 2013 11:32 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: ptsd and shikantaza
Replies: 3
Views: 784

ptsd and shikantaza

does anyone have experience with shikantaza helping with ptsd?
by omnifriend
Sat Jul 13, 2013 2:49 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: samaya
Replies: 3
Views: 382

samaya

hi everyone,
im not really sure what samaya is, i know it has to do with vows, but is it part of the practice for someone whom just wants to chant om mani padme om? thank you.