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by Motova
Fri Jun 14, 2019 7:28 am
Forum: Meditation
Topic: Thoughts in Samatha Meditation
Replies: 9
Views: 141

Re: Thoughts in Samatha Meditation

Can someone give Samatha (mindfulness of breathing) instructions? And also, how to deal with thoughts included. For example, I used to really like dealing with thoughts in meditation. I would be able to notice space between my thoughts (time) and I would acknowledge when my mind follows a line of t...
by Motova
Fri Jun 14, 2019 5:09 am
Forum: Meditation
Topic: Thoughts in Samatha Meditation
Replies: 9
Views: 141

Re: Thoughts in Samatha Meditation

Can someone give Samatha (mindfulness of breathing) instructions? And also, how to deal with thoughts included. For example, I used to really like dealing with thoughts in meditation. I would be able to notice space between my thoughts (time) and I would acknowledge when my mind follows a line of t...
by Motova
Thu May 30, 2019 5:00 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Reasons to make your bed everyday
Replies: 1
Views: 127

Re: Reasons to make your bed everyday

:good:
by Motova
Thu May 30, 2019 5:00 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Questioning My Compatibility With Theravada Buddhism
Replies: 76
Views: 2227

Re: Questioning My Compatibility With Theravada Buddhism

I’m documenting some observations and bumps I’ve encountered. A warning, I plan on being frank. Your feedback or corrections would be appreciated, but you don’t have to feel obligated to read this or respond. It seems highly unlikely that in 2,500 years only one set of texts (i.e., Pali Canon) were...
by Motova
Thu May 16, 2019 9:00 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Questioning My Compatibility With Theravada Buddhism
Replies: 76
Views: 2227

Re: Questioning My Compatibility With Theravada Buddhism

Renunciation is still in Mahayana and Vajrayana. You’re right. But what may distinguish the renunciatory teachings of Theravada and, say, Zen is Buddha-nature. Buddha-nature is an unambiguously altruistic principle that encourages people, including monastics, to look beyond themselves, and act for ...
by Motova
Thu May 16, 2019 8:08 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Trauma and the public mind
Replies: 67
Views: 1300

Re: Trauma and the public mind

Johnny you are too alpha male obviously. :rolling:
by Motova
Thu May 16, 2019 6:28 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Questioning My Compatibility With Theravada Buddhism
Replies: 76
Views: 2227

Re: Questioning My Compatibility With Theravada Buddhism

The pessimistic prodding of the Pali teachings were killing my drive to work, set goals, and engage with the world. Basically, they were killing my will to live, which is why, whenever possible, I strongly advised against blurring the line between the monastic and lay teachings. I thought that, may...
by Motova
Thu May 16, 2019 1:18 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: So this gym rat says to me
Replies: 18
Views: 454

Re: So this gym rat says to me

joy&peace wrote:
Thu May 16, 2019 12:43 am
What does that term mean, Queequeg?
Beta males are essentially feminine and physically weak men.

Alpha males are tough guys.
by Motova
Fri Apr 26, 2019 1:54 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: I can't forgive
Replies: 17
Views: 444

Re: I can't forgive

Cease all interaction and cut them out. Avoid any events that they will attend. Hopefully they are shamed into submission by the rest of your family, if not then cut out the rest of your family too and start new. Life is too short to put up with shitty family.
by Motova
Wed Apr 17, 2019 5:58 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Tantric Initiations and Samaya / Damchig
Replies: 2
Views: 352

Re: Tantric Initiations and Samaya / Damchig

Tashi delek, Khenpo Karthar Rinpoche gives an explanation here about students and their Master. Tantra practise based on Samayas are seen here important as well the veneration / helping of the Master. Very strange for me is that H.H. the Karmapa saw his initiations to some students as a mistake. Ca...
by Motova
Tue Feb 19, 2019 7:36 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Tibetan Masters' advice on dealing with loneliness
Replies: 52
Views: 1769

Re: Tibetan Masters' advice on dealing with loneliness

However, even you must realize how absolutely impractical it is here in the west. Also lets not forget that those who provoke anger in us are actually our best spiritual friends according to Garchen Rinpoche as they show us our own faults etc. Aren't non-buddhists and living in flawed tirthika soci...
by Motova
Tue Feb 19, 2019 6:52 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Can deva go to padma sambhava pureland if they want ?
Replies: 4
Views: 248

Re: Can deva go to padma sambhava pureland if they want ?

Orgyen wrote:
Tue Feb 19, 2019 9:40 am
Do you think is it possible for deva from any realm to go to guru rinpoche pureland if they want to ?
I'm pretty sure there are some Deva... even Asura... that may receive Mahayana and Vajrayana teachings... so technically yes.
by Motova
Mon Feb 18, 2019 11:43 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Tibetan Masters' advice on dealing with loneliness
Replies: 52
Views: 1769

Re: Tibetan Masters' advice on dealing with loneliness

That is not my logic, that is a quote from Dilgo Khyenste Rinpoche. No, that is your logic, based on your misinterpretation of what Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche said. Grigoris... I was befriended by buddhists because I had interest and faith. Interest and faith is the reason teachers teach and translato...
by Motova
Mon Feb 18, 2019 11:04 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Tibetan Masters' advice on dealing with loneliness
Replies: 52
Views: 1769

Re: Tibetan Masters' advice on dealing with loneliness

An unsuitable friend is one who is fond of distractions, totally immersed in ordinary worldly activities, and who does not care in the least about achieving liberation - a friend who has no interest or faith in the Three Jewels. Oh, and let us not forget another minor detail: You are a convert Budd...
by Motova
Mon Feb 18, 2019 8:14 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Tibetan Masters' advice on dealing with loneliness
Replies: 52
Views: 1769

Re: Tibetan Masters' advice on dealing with loneliness

I think you're right to avoid non-buddhists, dating and befriending them is a waste of time. Complete and utter nonsense. "As for "unsuitable friends" what is meant here is those who have the effect on you of increasing your three negative emotions - hatred, attachment, and stupidity - and who enco...
by Motova
Mon Feb 18, 2019 6:54 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Tibetan Masters' advice on dealing with loneliness
Replies: 52
Views: 1769

Re: Tibetan Masters' advice on dealing with loneliness

"As for "unsuitable friends" what is meant here is those who have the effect on you of increasing your three negative emotions - hatred, attachment, and stupidity - and who encourage you to commit negative actions." Page 74 "An unsuitable friend is one who is fond of distractions, totally immersed ...
by Motova
Mon Feb 18, 2019 2:33 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Tibetan Masters' advice on dealing with loneliness
Replies: 52
Views: 1769

Re: Tibetan Masters' advice on dealing with loneliness

"As for "unsuitable friends" what is meant here is those who have the effect on you of increasing your three negative emotions - hatred, attachment, and stupidity - and who encourage you to commit negative actions." Page 74 "An unsuitable friend is one who is fond of distractions, totally immersed i...
by Motova
Sat Feb 16, 2019 7:20 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Tibetan Masters' advice on dealing with loneliness
Replies: 52
Views: 1769

Re: Tibetan Masters' advice on dealing with loneliness

Maybe he's the Little Prince? Our lives are limited by time and space, so we have to prioritise everything. Like not wasting your time posting nonsense on an internet forum? For example. The only distraction that exists for us, is our own mind. Anyway... If you ever get the chance to get to a Buddh...
by Motova
Sat Feb 16, 2019 4:13 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Irredeemable Thoughts, Words, and Deeds
Replies: 4
Views: 217

Re: Irredeemable Thoughts, Words, and Deeds

javier.espinoza.t wrote:
Sat Feb 16, 2019 3:59 am
In ChNN's Precious Vase, Ch. 2, points 4.1 - 4.9, you can find information very precise on some questions you are asking.
I didn't see anything.
by Motova
Sat Feb 16, 2019 1:49 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Irredeemable Thoughts, Words, and Deeds
Replies: 4
Views: 217

Irredeemable Thoughts, Words, and Deeds

What thoughts, words, and/or deeds are irredeemable? For example, if I were to murder one of my Gurus, could I purify that? If not, then why not? If everything is empty why can't we purify everything in this life? Why would we need to be reborn in Vajra Hell to be able purify something? Thank you.

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