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by Ayu
Sat Sep 21, 2019 1:48 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: Discovering Tree Hugging
Replies: 10
Views: 206

Re: Discovering Tree Hugging

LastLegend wrote:
Sat Sep 21, 2019 1:08 pm
Did you ask the tree for permission? :lol:
Yes, of course.

I think, it's a pitty to believe that trees are only pieces of wood with too many leaves which are dirt in autumn time.
by Ayu
Sat Sep 21, 2019 7:59 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: Discovering Tree Hugging
Replies: 10
Views: 206

Re: Discovering Tree Hugging

Thank you for that link, tkp67.
by Ayu
Fri Sep 20, 2019 11:45 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: Discovering Tree Hugging
Replies: 10
Views: 206

Re: Discovering Tree Hugging

I wouldn't compare it to hugging pets. Trees do not pant and they don't lick your face. They are quite different than pets. They are older, wiser, calmer - they are completely tree-ish. The article that I provided in my OP explains at the end quite clearly what I sense: The answer to how plants and ...
by Ayu
Fri Sep 20, 2019 9:17 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: Discovering Tree Hugging
Replies: 10
Views: 206

Discovering Tree Hugging

Due to some incidents I discovered hugging trees. It seems to help incredibly for my mental stability and positivity. I'm completely amazed how simple and how strong this method is. There is an old oak in my neighborhood with a bench under it's wide branches. It's a beautiful quiet place anyhow, but...
by Ayu
Fri Sep 20, 2019 5:59 pm
Forum: Gelug
Topic: Vajrasattva in the Gelug tradition
Replies: 10
Views: 280

Re: Vajrasattva in the Gelug tradition

I looked it up myself. He says here: https://studybuddhism.com/en/advanced-studies/prayers-rituals/tantric-practices/how-to-practice-vajrasattva#forms-of-vajrasattva-utilized-in-purification-practices If we practice Vajrasattva without any tantric empowerment, or if in conjunction with practice of a...
by Ayu
Fri Sep 20, 2019 5:44 pm
Forum: Gelug
Topic: Vajrasattva in the Gelug tradition
Replies: 10
Views: 280

Re: Vajrasattva in the Gelug tradition

Dr Alex Berzin says "Gelug and Kagyu do not practice Vajrasattva as a yidam. Thus, there is no Vajrasattva empowerment, no visualization of ourselves as Vajrasattva, and no visualization of lights coming from ourselves and purifying all beings around us." I have read teachings from Lama Zopa Rinpoc...
by Ayu
Fri Sep 20, 2019 10:40 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: any fast way of burning up karma?
Replies: 14
Views: 378

Re: any fast way of burning up karma?

I see. That's wonderful, if it helped. Yes and more than I expected.... My inner mind talks to itself incessantly so if I can't interrupt the stream I try to put something pure in it. ... This is my inbetween practice since decades. Once after practicing mantra in hospital I had a dream about it: W...
by Ayu
Wed Sep 18, 2019 10:20 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: any fast way of burning up karma?
Replies: 14
Views: 378

Re: any fast way of burning up karma?

I was at the dentist for some surgery recently and mid surgery I started to feel anxiety rise so I stared chanting in my mind. Coolest thing is as the surgery got more intense I started chanting stuff from memory I often couldn't memorize because of difficulty. ... I see. That's wonderful, if it he...
by Ayu
Wed Sep 18, 2019 4:40 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: any fast way of burning up karma?
Replies: 14
Views: 378

Re: any fast way of burning up karma?

The antidote to anger is patience. So, a quick immediate remedy might be full prostrations. If you know, how to do them physically and mentally... I mean if you know how to recite the 35 Buddhas and you do no harm to your body by wrongly prostrating, then this might be a good practice. Good luck. i...
by Ayu
Tue Sep 17, 2019 4:56 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: hi
Replies: 10
Views: 218

Re: hi

fullyunenlightened wrote:
Tue Sep 17, 2019 9:00 am
looking to have some good conversation about mahayana practice
Hello fully-un-enlightened,

:hi: welcome at DW. Have a good time here.
by Ayu
Tue Sep 17, 2019 4:14 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: any fast way of burning up karma?
Replies: 14
Views: 378

Re: any fast way of burning up karma?

The antidote to anger is patience.
So, a quick immediate remedy might be full prostrations. If you know, how to do them physically and mentally... I mean if you know how to recite the 35 Buddhas and you do no harm to your body by wrongly prostrating, then this might be a good practice.

Good luck.
by Ayu
Fri Sep 13, 2019 11:09 am
Forum: Suggestion Box
Topic: No quote mark please
Replies: 17
Views: 1560

Re: No quote mark please

This request applies to all three of the Dharma boards. When quoting anything it looks like this: Buddha - Dharma - Sangha Since the quotation is surrounded by a contrasting color, is it possible to delete the beginning " 66 mark? AFAI understand, you are bothered because the quoting marks " look l...
by Ayu
Fri Sep 13, 2019 11:04 am
Forum: Suggestion Box
Topic: New rule: quote & comment?
Replies: 27
Views: 1458

Re: New rule: quote & comment?

How about: When quoting other people's work please provide your own comment about the quote? Perhaps in some cases (e.g., when starting a new thread)? Freestanding quotes may leave viewers guessing about the purpose of the post. Just want to check if the quotes are working for me? This is strange.
by Ayu
Fri Sep 13, 2019 11:00 am
Forum: Suggestion Box
Topic: No quote mark please
Replies: 17
Views: 1560

Re: No quote mark please

I don’t even know how to quote. Anybody know where the instructions are? If you have more questions you can click on FAQ on top of the page in the left. https://dharmawheel.net/app.php/help/faq A good way to get to know the functions is as well trial. As long as you do not click "send" nothing happ...
by Ayu
Thu Sep 12, 2019 3:07 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: What morning rituals do you have? How do you "use" your Buddhist shrine?
Replies: 9
Views: 304

Re: What morning rituals do you have? How do you "use" your Buddhist shrine?

As Tibetan buddhist I try to practice giving. I offer bowls of water, imagining I give drink, washing water, flowers, incense, fragrance oils, food and music to all buddhas and bodhisattvas. It is like welcoming them. In the evening I empty the bowls just like shown in the video. The bowls on my shr...
by Ayu
Fri Sep 06, 2019 3:21 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Why do monks and nuns deny Romantic Sexual Love?
Replies: 54
Views: 3601

Re: Why do monks and nuns deny Romantic Sexual Love?

No thread is too old to deserve a second chance, isn't it?

by Ayu
Thu Sep 05, 2019 12:05 pm
Forum: Gelug
Topic: The Mongolian Dharmapala "Dayisun Tngri"
Replies: 15
Views: 370

Re: The Mongolian Dharmapala "Dayisun Tngri"

Quote from that article:
This article relating to a myth or legend from Asia is a stub. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it.
by Ayu
Thu Sep 05, 2019 12:00 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: What we're reading - Split from "America is hooked on violence"
Replies: 6
Views: 197

Re: What we're reading - Split from "America is hooked on violence"

BTW, my favorite author is Amy Tan. She's American but her parents are Chinese. Every book tells about young American-Chinese women and their conflicts with their Chinese mothers who do not adjust to American way of life and thinking. Tan provides a loving insight into Chinese culture, generation co...
by Ayu
Wed Sep 04, 2019 11:37 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: What we're reading - Split from "America is hooked on violence"
Replies: 6
Views: 197

Re: What we're reading - Split from "America is hooked on violence"

... Back to Dharma; 1 and 3 of the 37 Practices are nice 1 Right now, you have a good boat, fully equipped and available — hard to find. To free others and you from the sea of samsara, Day and night, fully alert and present, Study, reflect, and meditate — this is the practice of a bodhisattva. 3 Do...
by Ayu
Tue Sep 03, 2019 9:12 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: America is hooked on violence
Replies: 22
Views: 530

Re: America is hooked on violence

Just take a look at hollywood films. They only know violent problem-solving. Somebody shouts at or kills the bad guy. But american literature is more intelligent, IMHO. There are non-violent hollywood films and books... there's also a lot of American literature that is violent as heck... :heart: Ok...

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