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by 明安 Myoan
Thu Sep 19, 2019 3:30 am
Forum: Dharma Stories
Topic: Thread with no words
Replies: 127
Views: 18894

Re: Thread with no words

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by 明安 Myoan
Tue Sep 17, 2019 6:16 am
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Do I have to be nice all the time?
Replies: 12
Views: 305

Re: Do I have to be nice all the time?

I mean it's preferable to recognize for example that one's thoughts are angry, and feel shame, because that's admitting the need for restraint and care. At first there's a lot of thinking after the fact "I shouldn't have said or done that" but of course everyone has the potentials for positive devel...
by 明安 Myoan
Tue Sep 17, 2019 4:14 am
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Do I have to be nice all the time?
Replies: 12
Views: 305

Re: Do I have to be nice all the time?

To the OP, an early recognition is preferable to a late one.
Being nice doesn't always feel good, either.
But you know your mind and situation better.
by 明安 Myoan
Mon Sep 16, 2019 5:16 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Dream Yoga
Replies: 43
Views: 722

Re: Dream Yoga

:thumbsup:
by 明安 Myoan
Sun Sep 15, 2019 6:23 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Thanks guys and apologies!
Replies: 15
Views: 407

Re: Thanks guys and apologies!

I like reading your posts too :)
by 明安 Myoan
Sat Sep 14, 2019 9:07 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Is it worth it to resist your well-deserved bad karma?
Replies: 57
Views: 1056

Re: Is it worth it to resist your well-deserved bad karma?

Tkp, are you describing samadhi from chanting? Might be worth its own thread, as I see that as one of the wonderful commonalities across traditions :reading: I think when someone remembers to practice during a nightmare, or under any kind of duress, then this is seeking refuge in the Three Jewels. T...
by 明安 Myoan
Sat Sep 14, 2019 7:11 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Is it worth it to resist your well-deserved bad karma?
Replies: 57
Views: 1056

Re: Is it worth it to resist your well-deserved bad karma?

In case someone is so inclined: There are also several mantras which need only to be seen to bring benefit, so putting one of these somewhere in your house is an easy way to form a connection between a robber and the Dharma, to help them in a future life :smile: You can also rely on Namgyälma and he...
by 明安 Myoan
Sat Sep 14, 2019 12:44 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Non-Attachment to Spouse and Kids
Replies: 11
Views: 347

Re: Non-Attachment to Spouse and Kids

:good: Another mid-30's married guy here. Married life presents lots of opportunities for practice, because so much of the teachings involve how we think, speak, and act around others. I understand feeling a gap between your practice and daily life, but it's a challenge that every householder Buddhi...
by 明安 Myoan
Fri Sep 13, 2019 7:44 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Dream Yoga
Replies: 43
Views: 722

Re: Dream Yoga

Thank you for sharing. I'll check it out :thumbsup: In a way. I aspire to practice in my sleep and concentrate on nembutsu or visualizations as I fall asleep. I've had several teaching dreams, but they're rare. More often, I become aware in nightmares and begin to practice. Then I wake up. I remembe...
by 明安 Myoan
Fri Sep 13, 2019 4:19 pm
Forum: Meditation
Topic: What do you "see" when you meditate please
Replies: 14
Views: 347

Re: What do you "see" when you meditate please

It depends on your method and intent, both of which are important.
by 明安 Myoan
Thu Sep 12, 2019 12:28 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Salutations
Replies: 5
Views: 158

Re: Salutations

Hello and welcome :)

Big fan of FPMT and Lama Zopa Rinpoche myself.

:thumbsup:
by 明安 Myoan
Wed Sep 11, 2019 3:17 pm
Forum: Gelug
Topic: Is idiot compassion a thing?
Replies: 33
Views: 1471

Re: Is idiot compassion a thing?

Berzin on the Eight Worldly Concerns.
by 明安 Myoan
Tue Sep 10, 2019 8:06 pm
Forum: Gelug
Topic: Is idiot compassion a thing?
Replies: 33
Views: 1471

Re: Is idiot compassion a thing?

:good:
by 明安 Myoan
Tue Sep 10, 2019 5:51 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Why doesn’t Medicine Buddha heal me?
Replies: 90
Views: 1559

Re: Why doesn’t Medicine Buddha heal me?

Of note also is the mental pain body, which any remembrance of a buddha has the power to heal through the simple fact of replacing a rotten peg with a new one. So in this respect, the mantra restores your capacity to act as a Bodhisattva by remembering the causes of virtue and abandoning the causes ...
by 明安 Myoan
Tue Sep 10, 2019 3:45 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Why doesn’t Medicine Buddha heal me?
Replies: 90
Views: 1559

Re: Why doesn’t Medicine Buddha heal me?

Your vows will protect you. This really is workable. I'll have confidence on your behalf :smile: Message me if you want to talk about Amitabha sometime. Wish I knew more about the Medicine Buddha, I think there is an answer for you. At the very least, consider the benefits of thinking of a buddha, i...
by 明安 Myoan
Tue Sep 10, 2019 5:47 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Why doesn’t Medicine Buddha heal me?
Replies: 90
Views: 1559

Re: Why doesn’t Medicine Buddha heal me?

Just preserve the vows to help others, whatever you do. If we recite the Medicine Buddha mantra as a daily practice, all the Buddhas and bodhisattvas pay attention to us, just as a mother pays attention to her beloved child, and always guide us. Vajrapani, the embodiment of all the Buddhas’ power, t...

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