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by Anistar
Sat Oct 20, 2012 7:40 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Expressing the Activity of Chenrezig
Replies: 6
Views: 1569

Re: Expressing the Activity of Chenrezig

This is so simple and beautiful.
by Anistar
Sat Oct 20, 2012 8:21 am
Forum: Meditation
Topic: Buddhism without a teacher
Replies: 34
Views: 6227

Re: Buddhism without a teacher

You are absolutly correct Greg :).

Love and light

Jay
by Anistar
Sat Oct 20, 2012 7:55 am
Forum: Meditation
Topic: Buddhism without a teacher
Replies: 34
Views: 6227

Re: Buddhism without a teacher

Dear OP, Like you, I have been guided to Buddhism. A great many Buddhists say they didn't choose Buddhism but that it choose them. Indeed, I believe that in my past lives I asked to never be seperated from the Dharma, so now no matter which life I am living, the Dharma will find me. Like you I live ...
by Anistar
Thu Oct 18, 2012 7:27 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Why is right right and wrong wrong?
Replies: 64
Views: 6044

Re: Why is right right and wrong wrong?

I think that loving kindness is the natural unaffected universal nature of all sentient beings. Therefore anything that shifts us outside of this centre of loving kindness is illusion of the mind. All illusion of the mind is wrong because it is illusion.

That is how I am coming to think of it.
by Anistar
Sun Oct 14, 2012 8:03 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Advice against expectations about practice or Awakening
Replies: 4
Views: 802

Re: Advice against expectations about practice or Awakening

The Lojong 59 Slogans deal with this: "Abandon all hope of fruitian" "Don't try to be the fastest, don't compete with others" "Don't use your spirituality to increase yourself absorbtion" "Don'r expect applause" "Other's before self, dharma, and awakening compassion". Just some that stood out to me ...
by Anistar
Sun Oct 14, 2012 7:58 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: I like Buddhas, Elephants that ride mice and . . .
Replies: 5
Views: 944

Re: I like Buddhas, Elephants that ride mice and . . .

Hi Lobster,

I enjoy reading your additions to posts on the forum. You are unique and slightly crazy seeming which is very Milarepa :). Thankyou very much also for your warm welcome in my own intro post.

:heart: :heart: :heart: :heart:
by Anistar
Fri Oct 12, 2012 3:48 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello from Paris, France.
Replies: 12
Views: 1941

Re: Hello from Paris, France.

Thanks everyone for the further warm welcomes.
I was lucky enough to take refuge with Lodreu Rabsel Rinpoche a week ago during a two day retreat that was dedicated to understanding the refuge.
Taking one day at a time and really excited to see where this journey takes me.

Kindest regards
Jay
by Anistar
Thu Oct 11, 2012 10:39 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello from Greece :)
Replies: 6
Views: 1040

Re: Hello from Greece :)

Hello,

I have also taken refuge in that school of Buddhism. Mainly because it was the best option for my living situation in France. However I feel one hundred percent that it is the perfect school for me!

with love
Jay
by Anistar
Fri Oct 05, 2012 5:19 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Why is Tibetan Buddhism more popular?
Replies: 150
Views: 16965

Re: Why is Tibetan Buddhism more popular?

I am very new to buddhism, but what I read below made a lot of sense to me: "If the motivation for an action such as coming, going or meditating is to avoid one's own rebirth after death in the unfortunate realms of existence, this is Dharma or spiritual practice of the most modest or least scope. T...
by Anistar
Fri Oct 05, 2012 1:09 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: The Emptiness in Form
Replies: 27
Views: 3131

Re: The Emptiness in Form

Thanks everyone for your replies.

I realise that I should not ask questions but simply ask who is the thinker :).

I keep on falling into the illusion :).
by Anistar
Fri Oct 05, 2012 6:53 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello from Paris, France.
Replies: 12
Views: 1941

Re: Hello from Paris, France.

Thank you everyone for your warm hellos! When I drink wine, I have to step off the spiritual path. My thoughts will be (more) clouded, my feelings will be based on an intoxicant, my actions will be slowed by the drink. I can not guarantee that I will not act heedlessly. I truely devote my life from ...
by Anistar
Thu Oct 04, 2012 6:06 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: The Emptiness in Form
Replies: 27
Views: 3131

The Emptiness in Form

I was contemplating the Emptiness in form that is spoken on in the Heart Sutra and it reminded me of a meditation I was having where Shiva is gazing at his creation and his creation is gazeing into him, pulling out all the unformed into the creation. As Shiva's essence entered Creation, it began to ...
by Anistar
Thu Oct 04, 2012 7:51 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello from Paris, France.
Replies: 12
Views: 1941

Hello from Paris, France.

Hello everyone, I have decided to take refuge, at the moment it is just privately and my pratice is solitary but I hope to find a physical place to pratice and take refuge soon. I have long been called to the buddist path, but I have never been willing to commit to the 5th precept of no alochol. I a...