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by Alternatehistory95
Sun Jun 30, 2019 4:37 pm
Forum: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: Buddhism and Evolution
Replies: 17
Views: 863

Buddhism and Evolution

What is Buddhism's stance on Evolution and the Big Bang? Can a Buddhist accept those two as scientific fact?
by Alternatehistory95
Sat Jun 29, 2019 10:44 pm
Forum: Shrine Room
Topic: Chants to say when bowing to Buddha
Replies: 8
Views: 644

Re: Chants to say when bowing to Buddha

Miroku wrote:
Sat Jun 29, 2019 10:06 pm
Alternatehistory95 wrote:
Sat Jun 29, 2019 9:55 pm
So, if I preferred it, I could just bow and say Namo Amituofo/Amitabha?
Yes, definetly. If you feel affinity to pure land buddhism at the moment definetly go for it.
Thanks! I'll do that then.
by Alternatehistory95
Sat Jun 29, 2019 9:55 pm
Forum: Shrine Room
Topic: Chants to say when bowing to Buddha
Replies: 8
Views: 644

Re: Chants to say when bowing to Buddha

It really depends on which tradition you would like to follow. However, praying to Amitabha and wishing for yourself (and all beings) to be reborn in his pure land is always a good idea. Also if you want a little movement making prostrations infront of an image (or statue) of a buddha and taking re...
by Alternatehistory95
Sat Jun 29, 2019 9:13 pm
Forum: Shrine Room
Topic: Chants to say when bowing to Buddha
Replies: 8
Views: 644

Chants to say when bowing to Buddha

When I set up my shrine, what would be a good chant to say when bowing down before the Buddha?

One idea is the Amitabha chant; Would the Amitabha chant be a good chant to say?
by Alternatehistory95
Sat Jun 29, 2019 4:15 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Greetings
Replies: 5
Views: 439

Re: Greetings

DNS wrote:
Fri Jun 28, 2019 10:53 pm
Welcome to DW!

Thanks! I'm loving this forum.
by Alternatehistory95
Sat Jun 29, 2019 1:56 am
Forum: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: how do I set up an altar for worship and prayer to the Buddha?
Replies: 24
Views: 844

Re: how do I set up an altar for worship and prayer to the Buddha?

I'm hoping to set up an altar with pictures of the Buddha and small Buddha statues in my bedroom and need to ask, is there a proper way to set up an altar. I cleared space on one of my drawers that has a mirror on it. That's where the hypothetical altar will be. You can set it up almost however you...
by Alternatehistory95
Fri Jun 28, 2019 11:02 pm
Forum: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: how do I set up an altar for worship and prayer to the Buddha?
Replies: 24
Views: 844

how do I set up an altar for worship and prayer to the Buddha?

I'm hoping to set up an altar with pictures of the Buddha and small Buddha statues in my bedroom and need to ask, is there a proper way to set up an altar.

I cleared space on one of my drawers that has a mirror on it. That's where the hypothetical altar will be.
by Alternatehistory95
Fri Jun 28, 2019 9:15 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Greetings
Replies: 5
Views: 439

Re: Greetings

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by Alternatehistory95
Fri Jun 28, 2019 7:37 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Greetings
Replies: 5
Views: 439

Greetings

Hello, my name is Jeffrey Newell and after some research and thought, i've decided that the best path for me is Buddhism. I have autism and anxiety, and am hoping that as a Buddhist, I can be free from the anxiety and emotional distress I suffer through its practices. I have 3 questions. How do I fo...

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