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by Ayu
Tue Nov 19, 2019 11:35 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Uses for bodhi leaves?
Replies: 2
Views: 86

Re: Uses for bodhi leaves?

:namaste: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ficus_religiosa#Uses Uses Ficus religiosa is used in traditional medicine for about 50 types of disorders including asthma, diabetes, diarrhea, epilepsy, gastric problems, inflammatory disorders, infectious and sexual disorders.[16] https://en.wikipedia.org/wi...
by Ayu
Mon Nov 11, 2019 2:25 pm
Forum: Ethical Conduct
Topic: Is breatharians / going without any food a form of extreme asceticism?
Replies: 19
Views: 875

Re: Is breatharians / going without any food a form of extreme asceticism?

I heard of a woman who started 100% fasting, because she was so unhappy to be fat. Diets are too slow, she thought. And no doctor took care of her. That sounds very risky. If you know how to do it the right way it is not risky at all. I have been doing fasts, even prolonged ones (but not longer tha...
by Ayu
Sun Nov 10, 2019 3:07 pm
Forum: Ethical Conduct
Topic: Is breatharians / going without any food a form of extreme asceticism?
Replies: 19
Views: 875

Re: Is breatharians / going without any food a form of extreme asceticism?

Starvation is human beings history from the beginning. It's natural. Nobody can say how long people can survive without any food. Depends on their conditions. An anorexic girl of 66 pounds won't survive long. Fat persons do this "zero-diet" for quite a time. But it is very unhealthy even for fat pe...
by Ayu
Fri Nov 08, 2019 6:22 pm
Forum: Ethical Conduct
Topic: Is breatharians / going without any food a form of extreme asceticism?
Replies: 19
Views: 875

Re: Is breatharians / going without any food a form of extreme asceticism?

Starvation is human beings history from the beginning. It's natural. Nobody can say how long people can survive without any food. Depends on their conditions. An anorexic girl of 66 pounds won't survive long. Fat persons do this "zero-diet" for quite a time. But it is very unhealthy even for fat peo...
by Ayu
Fri Nov 08, 2019 6:22 pm
Forum: Ethical Conduct
Topic: Is breatharians / going without any food a form of extreme asceticism?
Replies: 19
Views: 875

Re: Is breatharians / going without any food a form of extreme asceticism?

Starvation is human beings history from the beginning. It's natural. Nobody can say how long people can survive without any food. Depends on their conditions. An anorexic girl of 66 pounds won't survive long. Fat persons do this "zero-diet" for quite a time. But it is very unhealthy even for fat peo...
by Ayu
Tue Nov 05, 2019 4:07 pm
Forum: Ethical Conduct
Topic: Is breatharians / going without any food a form of extreme asceticism?
Replies: 19
Views: 875

Re: Is breatharians / going without any food a form of extreme asceticism?

Fasting is a wonderful thing.
Claiming to "eat" only air or light or nothing as a method like vegetarianism is very dangerous.

Dakinis are able to fly. But even if I'd like to learn how to become a dakini, I won't start by trying to fly. :sage:
by Ayu
Mon Nov 04, 2019 2:37 pm
Forum: Ethical Conduct
Topic: Is breatharians / going without any food a form of extreme asceticism?
Replies: 19
Views: 875

Re: Is breatharians / going without any food a form of extreme asceticism?

I think, for normal non-buddhas this kind of asceticism is just fake. People who strictly stick to it die. A young German starved to death lately, because he believed in light-eating fanatically. In a documentary other light-eaters admitted that they eat food from time to time 'because they are weak...
by Ayu
Sat Nov 02, 2019 8:54 pm
Forum: Games & Humour
Topic: Yes or No ...
Replies: 1021
Views: 113945

Re: Yes or No ...

No. Mexico is far away for me, physically and mentally. The picture is an artwork I had to do. The teacher said: Create something cool ... Now I saw it again after a while and I think I'll paint it again, bigger now as a portrait without landscape. :smile: Have you ever suffered from procrastinating...
by Ayu
Sat Nov 02, 2019 7:25 am
Forum: Games & Humour
Topic: Yes or No ...
Replies: 1021
Views: 113945

Re: Yes or No ...

No. Not yet.

Have you ever planted a tree in your life?
by Ayu
Sat Nov 02, 2019 7:20 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: Discovering Tree Hugging
Replies: 23
Views: 1508

Re: Discovering Tree Hugging

Maybe do something nice for the tree(s) in return? Like if you had a human friend who always gave you gifts, it would make sense to be appreciative and perhaps give them a gift as a show of gratitude. :group: Yes, I think, this is very true. What kind of taking is without giving? In buddhist philos...
by Ayu
Thu Oct 31, 2019 5:27 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: How to Read Sutras? Split from "is the tathagatagarbha true?"
Replies: 14
Views: 408

Re: How to Read Sutras? Split from "is the tathagatagarbha true?"

Firstly read it all over fluently in order to get an overview. Then secondly pick out certain paragraphs or sentences and read + contemplate + meditate. In my observation, those texts which make me fall asleep directly are in some way most important. Sleep is a sign of inner obstacle against the co...
by Ayu
Thu Oct 31, 2019 2:35 pm
Forum: Suggestion Box
Topic: Mailbox Archivation
Replies: 1
Views: 416

Re: Mailbox Archivation

I don't know. Sorry.
I just know, under "Rules, settings, folders" you can add some folders.
And then you can "mark all" (means mark only all from that page) and move marked messages to a new folder. But how to export... :shrug:
by Ayu
Thu Oct 31, 2019 9:28 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Rejoicing
Replies: 19
Views: 604

Re: Rejoicing

Rejoicing is quite a powerful act. It can help us accumulate a lot of merit or negative imprints. I have just thought about it because most of the US and Europe now rejoices in the killing of the ISIS leader. Heck I have even seen a Thailand monk posting on FB how great it is that the person is dea...
by Ayu
Thu Oct 31, 2019 9:18 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: How to Read Sutras? Split from "is the tathagatagarbha true?"
Replies: 14
Views: 408

Re: How to Read Sutras? Split from "is the tathagatagarbha true?"

Firstly read it all over fluently in order to get an overview. Then secondly pick out certain paragraphs or sentences and read + contemplate + meditate. In my observation, those texts which make me fall asleep directly are in some way most important. Sleep is a sign of inner obstacle against the con...
by Ayu
Mon Oct 28, 2019 8:54 am
Forum: Europe
Topic: 3 years course on Yamantaka, German and Tibetan
Replies: 4
Views: 537

Re: 3 years course on Yamantaka, German and Tibetan

Will it be possible to access lecture recordings from abroad? I am actively looking for this specific instruction. My German is middling and with an effort, I should be able to benefit. Shaun :namaste: A Yamantaka initiation is necessary. If you have one or you can get one ASAP, you can contact the...
by Ayu
Sun Oct 27, 2019 9:02 pm
Forum: Europe
Topic: 3 years course on Yamantaka, German and Tibetan
Replies: 4
Views: 537

3 years course on Yamantaka, German and Tibetan

There will be a very detailed course about Yamantaka in Hannover, Germany. Khen Rinpoche Geshe Pema Samten (Hamburg) speaks Tibetan and will be translated into German. 27 weekends over three years he will teach thoroughly in depth. He said, he will give this kind of detailed lecture on Yamantaka pro...
by Ayu
Sat Oct 26, 2019 7:39 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Buddhist Hell seems a bit much
Replies: 102
Views: 2708

Re: Buddhist Hell seems a bit much

My teacher says: when you focus on beneficial thoughts, speech, deeds, then you're occupied with good things and there's no room for deeds that lead you to hell. If you read the ferocities of hell, you have to inform yourself about the benefits of merits as well. Only one thought of bodhicitta can b...
by Ayu
Mon Oct 21, 2019 7:48 am
Forum: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: Is this a statue of the Buddha?
Replies: 8
Views: 431

Re: Is this a statue of the Buddha?

You can try to let the statue get blessed by a Tibetan Lama. Then the appearance will be different for you.
If that is not possible, you can also put it on a windowsill into the sunlight and do buddhist mantra practice in front of it. This will be like a blessing as well in my personal observation.
by Ayu
Sun Oct 20, 2019 8:37 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: How to develop Bodhicitta?
Replies: 33
Views: 1901

Re: How to develop Bodhicitta?

A meditation how to develop bodhicitta is discribed in the Lamrim by Tsongkhapa in chapter 4. The Lamrim of Gampopa explains it in chapter 8, 9, 10 and 11. Also "The Words of my Perfect Teacher" by Patrul Rinpoche contains an explanation in chapter 8. It is good to read, contemplate and meditate abo...

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