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by 明安 Myoan
Tue Oct 08, 2019 4:47 am
Forum: Dharma Stories
Topic: Thread with no words
Replies: 137
Views: 24130

Re: Thread with no words

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by 明安 Myoan
Fri Oct 04, 2019 5:54 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: All sentient beings as my past mothers.....
Replies: 47
Views: 1350

Re: All sentient beings as my past mothers.....

Practices to benefit animals and ghosts.
by 明安 Myoan
Wed Oct 02, 2019 9:52 pm
Forum: Pure Land
Topic: Hongaku and Pure Land
Replies: 2
Views: 257

Re: Hongaku and Pure Land

Here is some information from the Jodo Shu perspective.
by 明安 Myoan
Wed Oct 02, 2019 7:29 pm
Forum: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: Starting out on a path
Replies: 5
Views: 357

Re: Starting out on a path

Learn and stay close to the teachings on virtue.
Also some things seem to take years and decades, so patience is a virtue. Literally :)
by 明安 Myoan
Wed Oct 02, 2019 3:08 am
Forum: Dharma Stories
Topic: Thread with no words
Replies: 137
Views: 24130

Re: Thread with no words

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by 明安 Myoan
Sun Sep 29, 2019 3:06 pm
Forum: Sūtra Studies
Topic: Help finding sutra: those characterized by lust/anger/etc.
Replies: 3
Views: 532

Re: Help finding sutra: those characterized by lust/anger/etc.

I got lucky and found it on the BDK's free PDF site : The Sutra on the Concentration of Sitting Meditation From the intro: In the Traditional portion, the manual first advises instructors of meditation to observe the inclinations of practitioners. Practitioners are classified into five different typ...
by 明安 Myoan
Sun Sep 29, 2019 2:19 pm
Forum: Sūtra Studies
Topic: Help finding sutra: those characterized by lust/anger/etc.
Replies: 3
Views: 532

Help finding sutra: those characterized by lust/anger/etc.

Hi, I'm hoping someone can help me find a sutra I recently read here or that was linked here. It generalized three types of afflicted people. It described that those afflicted by lust are prone to minor transgressions, enjoy entertainment, are easily cold, and various positive and negative qualities...
by 明安 Myoan
Sun Sep 29, 2019 2:25 am
Forum: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: Praying. Where to start?
Replies: 19
Views: 840

Re: Praying. Where to start?

Eight Verses of Training the Mind by Geshe Langri Thangpa By thinking of all sentient beings As more precious than a wish-fulfilling jewel For accomplishing the highest aim, I will always hold them dear. Whenever I’m in the company of others, I will regard myself as the lowest among all, And from t...
by 明安 Myoan
Sat Sep 28, 2019 10:59 pm
Forum: Dharma Stories
Topic: Thread with no words
Replies: 137
Views: 24130

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by 明安 Myoan
Sat Sep 28, 2019 7:24 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Angry and Bitter Unemployed Man-I can't continue this way
Replies: 20
Views: 1290

Re: Angry and Bitter Unemployed Man-I can't continue this way

Hi, BigZen. Welcome to DharmaWheel! Our lives are quite different, but we might have two points in common: life in social isolation, and being tired of anger. Shantideva's Guide to the Bodhisattva Way of Life has been very helpful to me for anger, especially the chapter on the Perfection of Patience...
by 明安 Myoan
Thu Sep 26, 2019 9:57 pm
Forum: Dharma Stories
Topic: Thread with no words
Replies: 137
Views: 24130

Re: Thread with no words

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by 明安 Myoan
Thu Sep 26, 2019 4:33 am
Forum: Gelug
Topic: Is idiot compassion a thing?
Replies: 38
Views: 2340

Re: Is idiot compassion a thing?

Distinguishing admirable friendships from harmful ones is one way I saw some of my own idiot compassion in action.
by 明安 Myoan
Wed Sep 25, 2019 4:53 pm
Forum: Dharma Stories
Topic: Thread with no words
Replies: 137
Views: 24130

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by 明安 Myoan
Wed Sep 25, 2019 4:47 pm
Forum: Suggestion Box
Topic: "On Hold" message
Replies: 3
Views: 1035

Re: "On Hold" message

I believe because their inbox is full, so they need to delete some messages before they can receive new ones.

Hopefully someone will correct me if I'm wrong!
by 明安 Myoan
Tue Sep 24, 2019 9:02 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Recovery Dharma
Replies: 18
Views: 883

Re: Recovery Dharma

:thumbsup: :bow: :heart:
by 明安 Myoan
Sun Sep 22, 2019 10:44 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Studying 37practices.
Replies: 8
Views: 476

Re: Studying 37practices.

I strongly second JD's recommendation of "To Dispel The Misery of The World". For me, the slogans sometimes come to mind during the day. They're good advice for situations where negativity is an easy response. For example, if I try to help someone and they respond with anger, I can remember "Don't a...
by 明安 Myoan
Sun Sep 22, 2019 2:36 am
Forum: Jodo Shin Shu
Topic: C.S. Lewis and Shin
Replies: 54
Views: 2341

Re: C.S. Lewis and Shin

Interesting. Other powers! Nobody truly relies on themselves without the aid of Ancient or Past Bodhisattvas and Buddhas. Lotus Sutra! Making great personal vows is also relying on other powers! Very crucial today! Faith can be a powerful skillful means if the basis of faith and object of devotion ...
by 明安 Myoan
Fri Sep 20, 2019 10:28 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Why Try At All In Life?
Replies: 23
Views: 732

Re: Why Try At All In Life?

If everything in life is impermanence, why try at all? Besides practicing meditation, all other efforts are fruitless to our individual path to nirvana, peace and happiness. Hi, hkvanx. Impermanence has a positive aspect: you can grow positive tendencies, like generosity and patience, while relinqu...
by 明安 Myoan
Thu Sep 19, 2019 3:30 am
Forum: Dharma Stories
Topic: Thread with no words
Replies: 137
Views: 24130

Re: Thread with no words

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