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by Ayu
Sun Apr 14, 2019 6:55 pm
Forum: Gelug
Topic: Differences between sects
Replies: 10
Views: 370

Re: Differences between sects

I believe, practically there are no important differences.
If you are searching for information due to the question which tradition to follow, maybe it's better to follow your heart.
by Ayu
Sat Apr 13, 2019 8:14 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Unknown Tibetan (?) Painting - any ideas please?
Replies: 5
Views: 202

Re: Unknown Tibetan (?) Painting - any ideas please?

It looks very old. Good that it was saved.
by Ayu
Sat Apr 13, 2019 3:19 pm
Forum: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: proof of nirvana?
Replies: 42
Views: 2054

Re: proof of nirvana?

A friend of mine naively asked me the other day, "is there any proof of Nirvana? can you show it to me?" Before i tell you how i answered, i am curious to know your answers. Can we prove the existence of Nirvana, either through logic or sutras? it is a fair question after all. Btw, I answered in th...
by Ayu
Sat Apr 13, 2019 3:04 pm
Forum: Gelug
Topic: Closeness with a teacher
Replies: 5
Views: 217

Re: Closeness with a teacher

My Gelug teacher has many students and followers. Not everyone can be physically close to him. The closest Western person to him is his translator, I guess. For many years he is besides his guru like a shadow. I bet, the translator learned a lot and he loves his "job" deeply. For us ordinary student...
by Ayu
Thu Apr 11, 2019 12:33 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Did anyone else notice?
Replies: 10
Views: 348

Re: Did anyone else notice?

Queequeg wrote:
Wed Apr 10, 2019 8:38 pm
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This one, :buddha2: , looks, to put it nicely, like chocolate soft cream.
Isn't that a projection? Are you hungry or did you miss the dessert at lunch? :smile: For me it looks like clay... but I think the cap / hairstyle is oversized.
by Ayu
Sun Apr 07, 2019 11:43 am
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: How important is forgiveness?
Replies: 29
Views: 649

Re: How important is forgiveness?

Forgiveness is an important tool for mental health and cleansing the karma as well. Forgiveness gives peace of mind, because other people's faults are no longer your business. Maybe you can find some English text about the Four Powers (or how is this practice called in English?) I mean: - Admitting ...
by Ayu
Sun Apr 07, 2019 7:31 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Sadness about all that suffering
Replies: 29
Views: 1950

Re: Sadness about all that suffering

Well wisher, Letting go of expectation might be a good tool. You don't have to let go of sadness. Just don't analyse too much with words - all these labels words can give are narrow. They narrow the picture. :smile: So, do not cling to sadness, but neither fight it. You are allowed to be sad, it's o...
by Ayu
Sat Apr 06, 2019 8:00 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Sadness about all that suffering
Replies: 29
Views: 1950

Re: Sadness about all that suffering

Sorry for reviving this years-old thread, but I am still a bit confused: Is sadness an obstacle / fetter to be reduced & eliminated? Just like Greed & Hatred & Delusions? Or sadness an essential part of human experience? Maybe essential to virtue of compassion ? Or perhaps a more "middle" approach ...
by Ayu
Sun Mar 31, 2019 11:55 am
Forum: Dharma Stories
Topic: Thread with no words
Replies: 106
Views: 14184

Re: Thread with no words

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by Ayu
Sun Mar 31, 2019 11:46 am
Forum: Dharma Stories
Topic: Thread with no words
Replies: 106
Views: 14184

Re: Thread with no words

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by Ayu
Wed Mar 20, 2019 7:31 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: What is Art ?
Replies: 53
Views: 867

Re: What is Art ?

And I am sure our discussion would soon bring us back to the main topics of the Buddhadharma Sure there is nothing that isn't related to Buddhadharma. A liking for arts e.g. expresses a liking for the form realms. I have to disagree slightly. Art must not always deal with form. Modern art rather ex...
by Ayu
Fri Mar 08, 2019 7:47 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Diana Mukpo’s potent letter re: Shambhala
Replies: 167
Views: 7292

Re: Diana Mukpo’s potent letter re: Shambhala

Adamantine wrote:
Fri Mar 08, 2019 6:58 am
He said, she said... why is it that the women are more often
the ones accused of slander? Just a rhetorical question..
Rhethorical? How? Which answer is obvious? This is just a bit slander about 50% of the world's population? :tongue:
by Ayu
Fri Mar 08, 2019 5:56 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Question for those who carry a mala in daily life
Replies: 88
Views: 2762

Re: Question for those who carry a mala in daily life

I try to be not too dogmatically about these things. What is the purpose of having a mala around my wrist? I have it, because I use it for practice... remembering emptyness and Dharma. If I carried the mala in my bag, I would never find it when I need it. So, the pupose of this mala is to remember D...
by Ayu
Sun Mar 03, 2019 7:18 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Consciousness - is it really ever ‘switched-off’
Replies: 20
Views: 623

Re: Consciousness - is it really ever ‘switched-off’

Are we ever really in a mental state where consciousness is totally absent? For example, when fast asleep (or meditating) doesn’t our biological defence mechanism ensure that - if an unusual / unexpected noise occurs in our home, or outside our window - we ‘register it’ and (at least partly) increa...
by Ayu
Sat Mar 02, 2019 3:52 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Vivid Dreams
Replies: 8
Views: 404

Re: Vivid Dreams

Only once in my life I had a dream that seemed to be vivid. In this dream it was a beautiful day, birds were singing and ths gentle sun of early summer was shining greenish through tree leaves. A very old couple invited me for tea and we happend to talk about my future. The couple was very friendly ...
by Ayu
Thu Feb 28, 2019 5:02 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello Everyone
Replies: 3
Views: 140

Re: Hello Everyone

Welcome :namaste:
by Ayu
Thu Feb 28, 2019 4:57 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Are men or women more interested in Enlightenment?
Replies: 63
Views: 1484

Re: Are men or women more interested in Enlightenment?

justsit, yep, you are correct, not u.s. well then, it's nice to know! i wish they be a tad more open about it, even if only here on DW because it's really inspiring - at least to me as a male. perhaps it would be inspiring for other women as well who are at spiritual crossroad at their lives.. some...
by Ayu
Tue Feb 26, 2019 7:37 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Why don't "enlightened masters" work together?
Replies: 30
Views: 722

Re: Why don't "enlightened masters" work together?

Have any examples of recognized, enlightened masters working with each other across traditions? https://www.dalailama.com/search/results?q=meeting+religious+leaders&x=0&y=0 Interfaith meetings are quite different. They are about the heads of different religious traditions talking with each other ab...
by Ayu
Tue Feb 26, 2019 3:36 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Why don't "enlightened masters" work together?
Replies: 30
Views: 722

Re: Why don't "enlightened masters" work together?

I think you are mistaken. Many teachers work together both within and across traditions and even with other non-Buddhist teachers. Have any examples of recognized, enlightened masters working with each other across traditions? https://www.dalailama.com/search/results?q=meeting+religious+leaders&x=0...
by Ayu
Tue Feb 26, 2019 9:57 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Why don't "enlightened masters" work together?
Replies: 30
Views: 722

Re: Why don't "enlightened masters" work together?

Grigoris wrote:
Tue Feb 26, 2019 8:33 am
I think you are mistaken. Many teachers work together both within and across traditions and even with other non-Buddhist teachers.
:good:
This is exactly what I wanted to say. It's often a mistake to confuse the followers with the master.

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