Search found 12 matches

by Injrabodi
Fri Jan 18, 2019 8:57 am
Forum: Meditation
Topic: Question on using multiple mantras
Replies: 12
Views: 1552

Re: Question on using multiple mantras

Mantras can be recited at any time provided you aren't doing it in a distracted way, but I've been told (this may or may not apply to you, idk) that the only time mantras can be "counted" in terms of accumulations is during a formal session. If you are accumulating 100,000 om mani then you would no...
by Injrabodi
Tue Jan 15, 2019 3:03 am
Forum: Meditation
Topic: Question on using multiple mantras
Replies: 12
Views: 1552

Re: Question on using multiple mantras

I don't believe in this "two wifes" saying, because all yidams are one essentially. Very true from what I've read. If I recall correctly the Mahavairocana Tantra says that prostrating to any Buddha is equivalent to prostrating to all Buddhas. But anyhow, I think your question could best be answered...
by Injrabodi
Mon Jan 14, 2019 9:33 pm
Forum: Meditation
Topic: Question on using multiple mantras
Replies: 12
Views: 1552

Question on using multiple mantras

Last year after having it suggested to me by multiple parties I began to practice recitation of the Cundi dharani as a part of my sadhana, primarily during formal sitting sessions, but also throughout the day when I'm able to keep accurate track of my count, as well as for prostrations. For those of...
by Injrabodi
Sun Nov 04, 2018 11:13 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Is Dharma practice a struggle for you?
Replies: 42
Views: 4293

Re: Is Dharma practice a struggle for you?

When tired, sleep. When hungry, eat. How could dharma practice ever be a struggle? Even if you're just referring to formal practice, what is meditation? It's literally just sitting, allowing the mind and breath to come to a rest and from there dhyana unfolds naturally. Dharma is the proper, healthy ...
by Injrabodi
Sat Nov 03, 2018 8:36 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: The Wanderer
Replies: 23
Views: 2107

Re: The Wanderer

Thicket of views.
by Injrabodi
Mon Oct 29, 2018 7:30 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello All
Replies: 5
Views: 579

Re: Hello All

Well I'm not exactly Buddhist yet I am curious I have explored and many many religions and have yet to find one that seems to call out or fit me in any any general way a friend suggested Buddhism so I thought that I would come to a source to get information. I am Ari 38 female from Kentucky. I am p...
by Injrabodi
Mon Oct 29, 2018 7:27 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Man in the Box
Replies: 18
Views: 1745

Re: Man in the Box

If I may be so bold as to offer one observation from the outside: The downside is that because in prison your main resource is books, often from disparate traditions, it is harder to cultivate a genuine relationship with a teacher, sangha, or practice lineage. The downside of this is that (necessar...
by Injrabodi
Sun Oct 28, 2018 4:39 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Man in the Box
Replies: 18
Views: 1745

Re: Man in the Box

I'm actually volunteer for prison Dharma stuff for the last few years. By and large, I was pretty impressed by the dedication of the men in the group to practicing, There is a a seriousness there (while still some good humor:) that I haven't seen in many sangha on the outside, other than a few peop...
by Injrabodi
Thu Oct 25, 2018 5:57 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Brief members bios - please contribute!
Replies: 105
Views: 43637

Re: Brief members bios - please contribute!

Welcome Fikrilast. I have a Muslim friend and he typically just replaces the Buddhist paraphernalia with Islamic ones. Meditating while laying or in the prayer position, chanting the names of Allah instead of more typical mantras, always having a Quran close by, etc. This seems to get him by in the ...
by Injrabodi
Thu Oct 25, 2018 5:51 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Man in the Box
Replies: 18
Views: 1745

Man in the Box

I was considering making a brief introduction in the member bios thread, but then it occurred to me that what I have to say is rather unusual and will take somewhat more than a paragraph or two. I'll try to condense this as best I can, and to keep it relevant to my practice. My family is largely Mor...
by Injrabodi
Wed Oct 24, 2018 2:03 am
Forum: Meditation
Topic: Eliminating the pauses of the breath
Replies: 9
Views: 1154

Re: Eliminating the pauses of the breath

This strikes me as being a kind of Shaivite statement about meditation and can be interpreted in different ways (and not necessarily strictly physically). In fact I'm pretty sure a virtually identical statement can be found in Paul Reps book "Zen Flash, Zen Bones" in his Shaivite chapter. One of ou...
by Injrabodi
Sun Oct 21, 2018 11:25 pm
Forum: Meditation
Topic: Eliminating the pauses of the breath
Replies: 9
Views: 1154

Eliminating the pauses of the breath

About 10 months ago I decided to try and connect with some of the "local" meditating community. However I live in a rather dead area as far as Buddhism goes, and so I settled upon the occasional visit to a yoga ashram which is about an hours drive away. The founder of the ashram has a quote upon the...

Go to advanced search