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by Aura
Mon Oct 15, 2012 7:26 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Bridge between Heart and Mind
Replies: 38
Views: 5116

Re: Bridge between Heart and Mind

You mindfully observe what makes your heart beat.... faster, slower... breath in, breath out, heart beating.... of course. You observe and ponder the connection between mind and heart. Very good! And so you have mindfully arrived at that spot in the path where it is now time to observe what makes yo...
by Aura
Tue Apr 03, 2012 7:51 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: On the Bardo - Stuck souls?
Replies: 72
Views: 4797

Re: On the Bardo - Stuck souls?

I have observed rebirth at a little over 10 years post death in myself. I have observed rebirth at a little less than 10 years post death in someone who buried me in the last life. I have observed rebirth at about 75 years in someone who killed the neighbors in the war in the last life. I have obser...
by Aura
Tue Apr 03, 2012 7:13 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: On the Bardo - Stuck souls?
Replies: 72
Views: 4797

Re: On the Bardo - Stuck souls?

I asked you to please explain to me what this third eye is and how it sees. Also called "the buddha eye." How does it see? It opens. It opens and it responds to a given frequency range of the electromagnetic spectrum. Any frequency range of the electromagnetic spectrum detected by an organ referred...
by Aura
Sun Mar 25, 2012 2:02 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Buddhism and Anger
Replies: 14
Views: 1163

Re: Buddhism and Anger

In a river of emotional distress, where do you find still water? Buddhism has a great many meditative techniques that can help you find peace. There are many different teachers, writers, words, and practices to choose from, and so the best advice is to explore Buddhist writings and see what particu...
by Aura
Thu Mar 22, 2012 11:39 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: On the Bardo - Stuck souls?
Replies: 72
Views: 4797

Re: On the Bardo - Stuck souls?

How would you say that your awareness of all these facts has changed your day to day living? It did not change my day to day living. Have you considered that you don't express it in Buddhist terms because you are not a Buddhist and have no "training" in Buddhist traditions? Have you also considered...
by Aura
Mon Mar 19, 2012 10:10 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: On the Bardo - Stuck souls?
Replies: 72
Views: 4797

Re: On the Bardo - Stuck souls?

Did you find your children? Yes. I have also found many others I knew in that former life who are alive here at the present time, and one that I did not know then, but it turned out that we knew people and places and things in common from back then. It is interesting and amusing to see how everyone...
by Aura
Sun Mar 18, 2012 9:32 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: On the Bardo - Stuck souls?
Replies: 72
Views: 4797

Re: On the Bardo - Stuck souls?

Please understand that Greg is absolutely right. I am no Buddhist scholar nor teacher and can give you only my own personal observations. Please understand that from a Buddhist perspective the question of seeing ghosts and trying to determine what is "real" is simply a matter of needing to strengthe...
by Aura
Sat Mar 17, 2012 12:30 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: On the Bardo - Stuck souls?
Replies: 72
Views: 4797

Re: On the Bardo - Stuck souls?

Has any one actually observed a being die in the Bardo? In such a case, how do you know that a " small death " (why small?) actually occurred and could you stay in the "astral" to observe the next Bardo rebirth? What validations (beside Dalai Lama's own words) do there exist for such small Bardo-de...
by Aura
Mon Mar 12, 2012 8:20 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: On the Bardo - Stuck souls?
Replies: 72
Views: 4797

Re: Stuck souls?

QUESTION 1: Can a human, after death, get stuck in the In-Between State for several years? I clearly remembered and talked about my former life and death, from the age of 3. My parents were horrified, did not believe such things were possible, and told me to shut up. I shut up. As an adult, I found...
by Aura
Tue Mar 06, 2012 1:57 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Defilements and projections onto other people
Replies: 48
Views: 5106

Re: Defilements and projections onto other people

You see New Agers don't differentiate between sheep and goats, they figure if it's got hooves then it must be the same. Thank you for this outstanding example of ill-defined namecalling, sweeping unsubstantiated generalization and conclusion, and the classification, distancing, and defiling of othe...
by Aura
Mon Mar 05, 2012 9:11 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Defilements and projections onto other people
Replies: 48
Views: 5106

Re: Defilements and projections onto other people

I do not understand why this thread was moved such that it was difficult to find. I regard it as a good discussion on the phenomenon of projection and Buddhism. The point was raised "I consider Halley's observations potentially useful" The point was raised "Halley is not a Buddhist, his observations...
by Aura
Sat Mar 03, 2012 7:24 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Defilements and projections onto other people
Replies: 48
Views: 5106

Re: Defilements and projections onto other people

Ummm... where did I use an ad hom exactly? Interactions of human beings involving difficulties termed “projection” are natural phenomena. Buddhism teaches its practitioners the importance of mindful observation of natural phenomena. Buddhism does not teach that mindful observations of natural pheno...
by Aura
Fri Mar 02, 2012 9:40 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Defilements and projections onto other people
Replies: 48
Views: 5106

Re: Defilements and projections onto other people

I'm just a dumb schmuck on an internet forum, I hardly think the comparison is valid. Using an ad hominem description of yourself does not make your previous ad hominem argument any less invalid. Your posting of "Buddha mini gun" evidences a lack of familiarity with Buddha dharma altogether. It is ...
by Aura
Fri Mar 02, 2012 7:25 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Defilements and projections onto other people
Replies: 48
Views: 5106

Re: Defilements and projections onto other people

It was all too easy to attempt to discredit valid observations sincerely made by individuals by simply accusing those individuals of being "communists" in the 1950's... just as it is all too easy to attempt to discredit valid observations sincerely made by individuals by simply accusing them of bein...
by Aura
Fri Mar 02, 2012 1:30 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Defilements and projections onto other people
Replies: 48
Views: 5106

Re: Defilements and projections onto other people

Excellent posts and links, asunthatneversets,
thank you very much!

Aura
by Aura
Wed Feb 29, 2012 10:35 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Alcohol relapse and Buddhist techniques to deal with anxiety
Replies: 33
Views: 3355

Re: Alcohol relapse and Buddhist techniques to deal with anxiety

As for your questions on the wind: I feel so over privileged to live in England. Who am I to have this privilege? Indeed “how many roads must a man walk down, before they call him a man?” Hundreds. Hundreds of roads. Hundreds of lifetimes. Meditate and practice long enough and you will see the faces...
by Aura
Wed Feb 29, 2012 6:40 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Alcohol relapse and Buddhist techniques to deal with anxiety
Replies: 33
Views: 3355

Re: Alcohol relapse and Buddhist techniques to deal with anxiety

50 fence chewers? A horrific scene indeed. Dave definitely knows horses. What can one learn from being a witness to such terrible suffering? Compassion for the horses, certainly, but also compassion for oneself. People can learn a lot from horses. See the bored horse stuck in the barn? He would rath...
by Aura
Tue Feb 28, 2012 6:30 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Alcohol relapse and Buddhist techniques to deal with anxiety
Replies: 33
Views: 3355

Re: Alcohol relapse and Buddhist techniques to deal with anxiety

But this wouldn't really explain why vegans and vegetarians are also alcoholics. I've also never heard of a potassium deficiency as a cause for "cribbing" in horses. Cribbing is a habit. Put a cribbing collar on a horse and it'll quit cribbing in a week or so. Worked every time we've had one crib. ...
by Aura
Tue Feb 28, 2012 3:34 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Alcohol relapse and Buddhist techniques to deal with anxiety
Replies: 33
Views: 3355

Re: Alcohol relapse and Buddhist techniques to deal with anxiety

Can you please give a source for this. My source? Folk medicine and personal experience with both people and horses. Ayurveda also traditionally uses potassium (honey and lemon) for treatment of alcoholism. You can also pick up any medical textbook and easily read about potassium deficiency in alco...
by Aura
Mon Feb 27, 2012 10:43 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Alcohol relapse and Buddhist techniques to deal with anxiety
Replies: 33
Views: 3355

Re: Alcohol relapse and Buddhist techniques to deal with anxiety

Please know also that one must be so very careful with blood gasses, mixes, valves, depth, timing, and diving equipment. I know you know that, but please know that the brother of a friend of mine instantly fell into some kind of severe depression, walked out of the room, and shot and killed himself ...

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