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by Ayu
Mon May 22, 2017 8:18 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: The Six Paramitas and the Eightfold Path
Replies: 61
Views: 829

Re: The Six Paramitas and the Eightfold Path

why can't someone please just explain Buddha nature in terms that is simple. Some seem to imply they know something everyone else does not know and go on in debate whilst implying they know..without ever really even trying to explain it. It makes no sense to do this sort of thing. http://www.rigpaw...
by Ayu
Sun May 21, 2017 9:54 am
Forum: Media
Topic: Music time
Replies: 1162
Views: 92415

Re: Music time

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by Ayu
Sat May 20, 2017 12:43 pm
Forum: Suggestion Box
Topic: TOS wishful thinking
Replies: 5
Views: 172

Re: TOS wishful thinking

It's actually there. :smile:
by Ayu
Mon May 15, 2017 2:10 pm
Forum: Sūtra Studies
Topic: Which is the correct one??please help me finding truth
Replies: 8
Views: 187

Re: Which is the correct one??please help me finding truth

:smile: This was no advice, just my opinion.
by Ayu
Mon May 15, 2017 8:45 am
Forum: Sūtra Studies
Topic: Which is the correct one??please help me finding truth
Replies: 8
Views: 187

Re: Which is the correct one??please help me finding truth

There are always many varieties from all of the mantras. This is because they are very old and language develops in different directions. They all are correct as the different teachers and lineages teach them differently. So, the most correct form is how your own teacher and lineage tells it to you....
by Ayu
Mon May 15, 2017 8:36 am
Forum: Pure Land
Topic: Modernist Pure Land teachings are not so modern
Replies: 18
Views: 434

Re: Modernist Pure Land teachings are not so modern

Dharma Flower wrote:Takamaro Shigaraki was a well-respected Shinshu teacher and priest in the 20th centry, who made it his life's work to liberate the teachings of Shinran from the medieval commentators who followed after him.

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Wikipedia has a less harsh wording: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Takamaro_Shigaraki
by Ayu
Fri May 12, 2017 9:19 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: A new fad: fidget spinners
Replies: 6
Views: 223

Re: A new fad: fidget spinners

This reminds me of a very old toy, I used to play it when I was about 5 years old.
You don't have to search for it in any shop, all that is needed is a thread and a button.

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by Ayu
Thu May 11, 2017 9:58 pm
Forum: Media
Topic: Music time
Replies: 1162
Views: 92415

Re: Music time

It's semi-finale right now. I voted for Hungary:

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by Ayu
Wed May 10, 2017 9:28 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Sources for yidam practices not requiring empowerment?
Replies: 23
Views: 697

Re: Sources for yidam practices not requiring empowerment?

I can hardly think of any such practice. :shrug: I thought, all practices related to any yidam need at least lung and wang?

Maybe the Seven Limb Prayer not? https://studybuddhism.com/en/tibetan-bu ... imb-prayer
by Ayu
Wed May 10, 2017 6:50 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Choosing A Buddhist Language
Replies: 20
Views: 467

Re: Choosing A Buddhist Language

... The downside is that the language seems inscrutably foreign and I would have no native speakers available to assist me in my endeavor. ... I have no idea, if Japanese is more difficult than Sanskrit. But when you learn any language, it will slowly cease to be foreign. And: Although Sanskrit is ...
by Ayu
Wed May 10, 2017 6:43 am
Forum: Prayers and Aspirations
Topic: Prayers for my Mother.
Replies: 9
Views: 272

Re: Prayers for my Mother.

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by Ayu
Sun May 07, 2017 9:19 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Are you an organ donor?
Replies: 5
Views: 166

Re: Are you an organ donor?

amanitamusc wrote:If not,why not?
http://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-39422660

I am. But I was told, soon nobody will be interested in my organs anymore. At the age of 56 or 58 the organs become too old for successful transplantation.
by Ayu
Wed May 03, 2017 1:45 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: Kidney Stones
Replies: 11
Views: 456

Re: Kidney Stones

there's some technology to zap them with microwaves or something which breaks them up before they inflict the 10 out of 10 pain they're said to inflict. Don't know for sure, 'something I read'. I had vague memories of hearing about it, too, so I looked it up. Here it is: https://www.kidney.org/atoz...
by Ayu
Wed May 03, 2017 12:54 pm
Forum: Gelug
Topic: Books for beginner Gelug students
Replies: 32
Views: 780

Re: Books for beginner Gelug students

Okay, you recommend this and Lama Zopa recommends reading the Pabonka book. :shrug: I think Karma's point is that Lam Rim Chenmo is the most important to read, Lama Zopa Rinpoche says this regularly. I didn't argue that, but I think it is not good to condemn Pabonka's work outright. Anyhow, both bo...
by Ayu
Wed May 03, 2017 12:27 pm
Forum: Gelug
Topic: Books for beginner Gelug students
Replies: 32
Views: 780

Re: Books for beginner Gelug students

LitPoYH is a good book. We should not import sectarianism. Keep that in mind as you read it and the book is just fine. We should not import it, but buying it is ok for you :shrug: I highly recommend to read Je Tsongkhapa himself if you want to know the source of the whole Geluk tradition. Okay, you...
by Ayu
Wed May 03, 2017 10:51 am
Forum: Gelug
Topic: Books for beginner Gelug students
Replies: 32
Views: 780

Re: Books for beginner Gelug students

http://www.lamayeshe.com/teacher/pabongka-rinpoche From there: Pabongka Rinpoche's book Liberation in the Palm of Your Hand is one of the primary lam-rim texts in the Gelugpa tradition, and is often recommended by Lama Zopa Rinpoche. A closer look at the book: http://www.wisdompubs.org/book/liberati...
by Ayu
Wed May 03, 2017 6:10 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: Kidney Stones
Replies: 11
Views: 456

Re: Kidney Stones

My mother had some.
You have to learn to drink 3 liters per day (not only coffee :smile: ). Water or herbal tea or alcoholfree beer.
by Ayu
Wed May 03, 2017 5:50 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Considering returning to forums for a bit.
Replies: 19
Views: 699

Re: Considering returning to forums for a bit.

Glad to see you here, Jesse. No problem for me at all to welcome you back.
I was wondering lately where you might have been. Hope you're doing well and things improved.
Enjoy the contacts at Dharmawheel. :meditate:
by Ayu
Tue May 02, 2017 7:09 am
Forum: Buddhist Tantra Talk
Topic: Tibetan to English Translation Please
Replies: 1
Views: 143

Re: Tibetan to English Translation Please

Moderation note: Since both questions are touching secret practices, topic moved to the subforum "Buddhist Tantra Talk".
Please answer via PM to Tenma.

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