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by malalu
Tue Jun 15, 2010 3:23 am
Forum: Gelug
Topic: Another term for "pride"?
Replies: 11
Views: 1644

Re: Another term for "pride"?

Hi Mudra. I think I may understand pride in this context, but I agree that perhaps a better word can be used here. In terms of Joyous perseverance relating to practice, I might suggest the word 'diligence". For example, being diligent about our various practices, being diligent towards mindfulness, ...
by malalu
Sat Feb 27, 2010 3:17 am
Forum: Meditation
Topic: Breaking through the pain barriers
Replies: 6
Views: 1028

Re: Breaking through the pain barriers

I don't know that this is specific to Chan meditation practice. Though what Master Hua has said can be taken literally, I think that it is good to try to break through our many barriers which we have, both physical and mental. I think that pain is only one example. Of course, I don't think we should...
by malalu
Sat Feb 20, 2010 3:08 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Finding a teacher.
Replies: 20
Views: 2530

Re: Finding a teacher.

amber wrote: If you feel a connection and a warm feeling inside: that's a good sign. If fear comes up, it's getting interesting! That means it really strikes a chord.

amber
Yes, so true!
by malalu
Sat Feb 20, 2010 2:54 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Finding a teacher.
Replies: 20
Views: 2530

Re: Finding a teacher.

Inge wrote:Thank you malalu :smile:
Please post that dedication prayer if you find it.
Hi Inge, I didn't forget. It is in the "prayers and aspirations" section, but here's a link...

http://www.dharmawheel.net/viewtopic.php?f=43&t=1034" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
by malalu
Sat Feb 20, 2010 2:50 am
Forum: Prayers and Aspirations
Topic: Dedication of Merits Prayer
Replies: 0
Views: 360

Dedication of Merits Prayer

Here is a version of a dedication of merit's prayer that I like. By this virtue may I soon reach a Guru-Buddha-state, and lead each and every being to that state of Buddhahood. May the precious Bodhicitta not yet born, arise and grow may that born have no decline but increase forever more. In all m...
by malalu
Sat Feb 20, 2010 1:31 am
Forum: Sūtra Studies
Topic: The Brahma Net Sutra - Vairocana
Replies: 15
Views: 2750

Re: The Brahma Net Sutra - Vairocana

Hi Kirtu!

This reminds me also of the Ksitigharba Sutra (Sutra of the past vows of Earth Store Bodhisattva). And yes, I like your comment in terms of the imagery. As the Sutra unfolds, it is like a "who's who" of Buddha's and Bodhisattva's that are present in the assembly!
by malalu
Tue Feb 16, 2010 7:06 am
Forum: Suggestion Box
Topic: New Message count
Replies: 2
Views: 729

Re: New Message count

Hi Keith. Another option may lie in the "settings" panel under "private messages". You can set the notification of a private message to "pop up" when you have a new one.

Just an alternative suggestion...

Malalu
by malalu
Tue Feb 16, 2010 3:19 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Finding a teacher.
Replies: 20
Views: 2530

Re: Finding a teacher.

Hi Inge. I have experienced this. :consoling: Well certainly everybody is different. Some may know pretty quick that "this is my teacher", while for others it may take a while. I think in that sense it is based on each one's conditions. In the first case, one may have a strong connection to a certai...
by malalu
Sun Feb 14, 2010 11:07 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Be honest
Replies: 16
Views: 1813

Re: Be honest

Tea and Dharma talks, with some sweets/snacks thrown in too!

:twothumbsup:
by malalu
Sat Feb 13, 2010 3:48 pm
Forum: Media
Topic: Jim Carrey on "Awakening"
Replies: 2
Views: 511

Re: Jim Carrey on "Awakening"

Virgo wrote: They are also being taught in essentialized (yet very effective) forms for our busy world.

Kevin
I would agree with this statement, Kevin. This is important, as Dhamra must meet with the conditions of the people who are practicing it. Times have changed some...
by malalu
Sat Feb 13, 2010 3:28 pm
Forum: Meditation
Topic: More snoozies
Replies: 6
Views: 867

Re: More snoozies

I do have a bad habit of meditating at the end of the day, but I get the snoozies when I meditate mid day too. Another thing, perhaps you head is down a liitle too low, this can invite sleepiness as well... Quickly contemplating "impermanence" and the preciousness of this opportunity we have to pra...
by malalu
Fri Feb 12, 2010 6:00 am
Forum: Meditation
Topic: More snoozies
Replies: 6
Views: 867

Re: More snoozies

Hey, Catmoon. Well, I can say that every once in a while I go through phases where this sort of thing can happen. At one point I jokingly said that I should sleep in half lotus at nightime! Anyways, from my own experience... It's not always possible, but better to try not to practice right before be...
by malalu
Tue Feb 09, 2010 6:19 am
Forum: Sūtra Studies
Topic: Favorite sutra?
Replies: 6
Views: 1195

Re: Favorite sutra?

Whereas I have not read a large amount of sutra's in their entirety, one that I have read and recited numerous times is the Sutra of the past vows of Earthstore Bodhisattva (Ksitigharba Sutra). There is great merit from reciting this sutra, especially on behalf of family members who have passed away...
by malalu
Mon Jan 11, 2010 5:34 pm
Forum: Media
Topic: Tina Turner Chants
Replies: 5
Views: 815

Re: Tina Turner Chants

Tina Turner! Well I had no idea :smile:

I think she does a good job very briefly trying to explain the essence of mantra's. This is one thing that I've noticed Westerners have a hard time understanding initially.
by malalu
Fri Jan 08, 2010 11:20 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: A challenge for Keith
Replies: 17
Views: 1905

Re: A challenge for Keith

I find too, that Tara's mantra can be so easily integrated into activities like washing dishes, showering, driving, etc. Yes, I agree. Though I don't recite Tara's mantra, I will often recite while driving (much more calm and peaceful), doing dishes, in the grocery store (not out loud, of course ;)...
by malalu
Fri Jan 08, 2010 2:52 pm
Forum: Prayers and Aspirations
Topic: 7-Limbed Prayer
Replies: 3
Views: 711

Re: 7-Limbed Prayer

Here is another version of the Seven Limbed Prayer composed by Shantideva... I prostrate to all the Buddhas who have graced the three times, To the Dharma and to the Highest Assembly, Bowing down with bodies as numerous As all the atoms of the world. Just as Manjushri and others Have made offerings ...
by malalu
Wed Jan 06, 2010 4:23 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen.
Replies: 24
Views: 3439

Re: Dzogchen.

:thumbsup: Thanks, Muni!
by malalu
Wed Jan 06, 2010 3:17 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: A challenge for Keith
Replies: 17
Views: 1905

Re: A challenge for Keith

Found a nice quote on the subject... The six-syllable mantra has the power to counteract all your negative emotions and to bring you unimaginable benefit, but it cannot be fully effective if you do not recite it with the proper concentration. If you are always being distracted as you recite it by b...
by malalu
Mon Jan 04, 2010 5:58 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: A challenge for Keith
Replies: 17
Views: 1905

Re: A challenge for Keith

Hi, Catmoon! If I can add briefly to what some of the others have said... As I've been taught and understand, like Keith was sort of saying, Om is the primordial "sound" or "resonance" of the universe I guess you can say. It is also used as a sort of "opening" in this way. Most mantra's will begin w...
by malalu
Wed Dec 30, 2009 2:16 pm
Forum: Suggestion Box
Topic: Hard to find control
Replies: 3
Views: 714

Re: Hard to find control

Hi, Catmoon.

This might not solve your problem, but it could help with the size. Provided you use windows, you could hold down "Ctrl" and press the "+" key at the same time, this "zooms" in some ("Ctrl"/"-" does the opposite).

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