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by Dave The Seeker
Sun Sep 01, 2013 11:47 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Blessed Birthday to Ven Indrajala
Replies: 11
Views: 1624

Re: Blessed Birthday to Ven Indrajala

Happy Bday a couple late!!!

Thank you for all your help my friend and I hope it was a good day and will be a blessed year.


:namaste:
by Dave The Seeker
Thu Aug 15, 2013 11:24 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Taking Leave
Replies: 75
Views: 13987

Re: Taking Leave

Greg, as I said before I support you and your roll as a moderator. I know how difficult it can be. I've followed this thread and have reread a few others where debates between you and a few others have gone on and on. These members are able to "press your buttons" so to speak, and a couple of them j...
by Dave The Seeker
Wed Aug 14, 2013 10:55 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Taking Leave
Replies: 75
Views: 13987

Re: Taking Leave

I know being a mod is a difficult thing to do. You have been a fair mod as far as I'm concerned and hope the time off will help you to regather yourself. You are and have been a great help to me and many others here, I hope this is only a break from being a mod. Hang in there my friend :namaste: Dave
by Dave The Seeker
Sat Aug 10, 2013 12:15 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Purification of karma
Replies: 14
Views: 3297

Re: Purification of karma

What about prostrations to the Confession Buddha's that is practiced in the Tibetan tradition?

:namaste:
Dave
by Dave The Seeker
Sat Aug 10, 2013 11:05 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Taking the 8 Precepts for a day
Replies: 12
Views: 1391

Re: Taking the 8 Precepts for a day

Thank you both Kirt and Muni.
I greatly appreciate the input


:namaste:
Dave
by Dave The Seeker
Tue Aug 06, 2013 9:33 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Taking the 8 Precepts for a day
Replies: 12
Views: 1391

Re: Taking the 8 Precepts for a day

Thank you Shaun


:namaste:
Dave
by Dave The Seeker
Tue Aug 06, 2013 6:11 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Taking the 8 Precepts for a day
Replies: 12
Views: 1391

Re: Taking the 8 Precepts for a day

Thank you for the reply, and all the great information.
I never considered either of those to be "intoxicants" before.
I know I should quit smoking and will in time.

:namaste:
Dave
by Dave The Seeker
Tue Aug 06, 2013 12:21 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Blessed Birthday to Kirtu
Replies: 9
Views: 1082

Re: Blessed Birthday to Kirtu

Happy bday my friend! :woohoo:

I hope you have a great and blessed day


:namaste:
Dave
by Dave The Seeker
Tue Aug 06, 2013 11:44 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Taking the 8 Precepts for a day
Replies: 12
Views: 1391

Taking the 8 Precepts for a day

I was reading that upon taking the 8 Precepts for a day, the Precept which states the abstinence from intoxicants includes tobacco and cafine. This is from the Daily Prayers book from FPMT. Which states that these are mind altering substances and anything mind altering should be avoided when taking ...
by Dave The Seeker
Sat Aug 03, 2013 11:16 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: The 100 million Mani Mantra retreat
Replies: 4
Views: 829

Re: The 100 million Mani Mantra retreat

That is great Ayu! :anjali:

Shaun thank you very much. I will send her an email shortly.

:namaste:
Dave
by Dave The Seeker
Fri Aug 02, 2013 2:41 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: The 100 million Mani Mantra retreat
Replies: 4
Views: 829

The 100 million Mani Mantra retreat

This is being sponsored by FPMT, as I understand it, in Mongolia. The retreat started yesterday and is until the end of the month. I know many of us can not attend this retreat, but I was thinking to be "part of it", for lack of a better term, we could recite the Mani Mantra "x" times a day. I'm goi...
by Dave The Seeker
Sun Jul 28, 2013 4:54 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Questions about Vajrayana
Replies: 6
Views: 657

Re: Questions about Vajrayana

Thank you both very much for the reply and helping me to understand. The quote was from another thread here at DW. I didn't understand how it could be correct, hence my confusion. The last post in this thread is where it came from. http://www.dharmawheel.net/viewtopic.php?f=111&t=13529&p=176964#p176...
by Dave The Seeker
Sun Jul 28, 2013 2:18 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Questions about Vajrayana
Replies: 6
Views: 657

Questions about Vajrayana

This quote from another thread got me wondering/confused. Please note the bold , my emphasis, as to my question. All sentient beings will have to eliminate their karma to eliminate rebirth. The path should be the goal. We can't expect an animal or lower realm, human being to adhere to a Mahayana pra...
by Dave The Seeker
Sat Jul 27, 2013 7:38 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Insight Meditation Timer
Replies: 3
Views: 362

Re: Insight Meditation Timer

I've been usimg this for some months now. I really like it and its features.

:namaste:
Dave
by Dave The Seeker
Fri Jul 26, 2013 12:54 am
Forum: Ethical Conduct
Topic: Buddhism & Morality
Replies: 12
Views: 1871

Re: Buddhism & Morality

Also, in my opinion, the "rules" are just a right way to live. And be mindful of our actions. As you said, Buddha made them as he went along to keep the Sangha out of trouble. To me the one that was made for that reason, more than the others, was to avoid intoxicants. The rest, as I said, are just t...
by Dave The Seeker
Wed Jul 24, 2013 2:17 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Types of Bodhisattvas in Vajrayana
Replies: 49
Views: 4857

Re: Types of Bodhisattvas in Vajrayana

There are a lot of different manners to eat our noodle Dharma soup. But the soup doesn't digest if we grasp to the way we feel comfortable with, we need to eat. Then it digest and all focus on the way how to do is gone. There is just peace and no corrections of others' spoons or bowls, while they a...
by Dave The Seeker
Wed Jul 24, 2013 11:14 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Relation of 4NT & 8FNP to tantric grounds and paths?
Replies: 4
Views: 433

Re: Relation of 4NT & 8FNP to tantric grounds and paths?

I read this this morning and thought it may be of some help. The Noble Eightfold Path consists of three parts, which can be practised first sequentially, then concurrently. The first is Moral Conduct. It is the clearing of the garbage floating on the surface of the lake of our mind. The second is Me...
by Dave The Seeker
Sun Jul 21, 2013 11:23 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Looking for general information about nagas
Replies: 24
Views: 3264

Re: Looking for general information about nagas

Here is a little bit of information I read in "The Wish-Fulfilling Golden Sun" By Lama Zopa Rimpoche On page 47 it says: There are spirits called nagas, inhabiting the animal realm, who are very rich and possess many stores of jewels. (The naga spirits have bodies half-human and half-animal, or of o...
by Dave The Seeker
Sun Jul 21, 2013 1:57 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Buddhism and sex
Replies: 29
Views: 3718

Re: Buddhism and sex

:good:

Thanks seekere242

:namaste:
Dave
by Dave The Seeker
Sun Jul 21, 2013 1:35 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: compromise and relationships
Replies: 12
Views: 1171

Re: compromise and relationships

Thank you Monsoon.
That seemed like quite the experiment and it seems your results were quite good.
This might be even one I may try. It will also help me break my ego down more.


:namaste:
Dave