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by Ayu
Mon Feb 19, 2018 9:46 am
Forum: Chod
Topic: I read the book Feeding Your Demons
Replies: 2
Views: 185

Re: I read the book Feeding Your Demons

I read the book Feeding Your Demons and Today I identified a Demon for my Restless legs.. I visualized me body as a Nectar.. It said it needed Love. So I visualized a time I was in love with some girl. The Demon began feasting on my Nectar and got greedy for it. He kept saying Oh My God that is soo...
by Ayu
Sun Feb 18, 2018 10:08 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Buddhist Monks on the Las Vegas Strip
Replies: 36
Views: 534

Re: Buddhist Monks on the Las Vegas Strip

Kunga Lhadzom wrote:
Sun Feb 18, 2018 5:31 am
No. But if i really had pure view, i should/could.
In this case the deciple has to know much more than the guru. Seems to be a too high demand.
I understand, every tree, stone or garbage-can could be seen as a teacher. But nevertheless you won't sit in front of them for weeks. :smile:
by Ayu
Sat Feb 10, 2018 10:42 pm
Forum: Book Reviews
Topic: A Mind for Numbers: How to Excel at Math and Science (Even If You Flunked Algebra)
Replies: 6
Views: 114

Re: A Mind for Numbers: How to Excel at Math and Science (Even If You Flunked Algebra)

Could you give some more details please? I'm a maths teacher and I'm wondering whether it has something I can incorporate in the lessons. Improving study habits, mnemonics, test stress reduction, how to approach tests, how to approach teachers, how to approach study groups, eliminating procrastinat...
by Ayu
Thu Feb 08, 2018 4:24 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Your Spiritual Youth
Replies: 13
Views: 327

Re: Your Spiritual Youth

I had an affinity to meditation in my early years, when I was maybe 14 or 15 years old. When I saw a photo of someone sitting on a medow meditating my heart made a jump of joy. But I didn't know anything about Dharma, I had no idea it existed. So, one day I thought, I wanna know more about these thi...
by Ayu
Thu Feb 08, 2018 9:37 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Donating one's organs at death
Replies: 47
Views: 990

Re: Donating one's organs at death

I do remember discussing it with a Lama but not which one. In essence I think he said that the merit of donating the organs outweighed any disturbance to the consciousness. ... My teacher said something similar - donating organs is a wholesome deed. It would be good to do it wholeheartedly for the ...
by Ayu
Tue Feb 06, 2018 8:13 am
Forum: Prayers and Aspirations
Topic: Prayers for Grigoris's Brother
Replies: 23
Views: 1063

Re: Prayers for Grigoris's Brother

Best wishes. May the brother and the family be fine and peacefully help eachother.

:buddha1:
by Ayu
Tue Feb 06, 2018 8:08 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello All
Replies: 15
Views: 639

Re: Hello All

... Since Mahayana is not my primary tradition arguing with Mahayanists would be rather pointless since neither of us have anything to prove to one another. Bit like a soccer and rugby player dropping in on a field hockey match (a rugby player would have something to prove to a NFL player and vice ...
by Ayu
Tue Feb 06, 2018 1:19 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello All
Replies: 15
Views: 639

Re: Hello All

... Since Mahayana is not my primary tradition arguing with Mahayanists would be rather pointless since neither of us have anything to prove to one another. Bit like a soccer and rugby player dropping in on a field hockey match (a rugby player would have something to prove to a NFL player and vice ...
by Ayu
Sat Feb 03, 2018 12:14 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: What is a Woman?
Replies: 71
Views: 2024

Re: What is a Woman?

XX chromosome = Female XY chromosome =Male You are quite right. My mistake. The narrowness I'm talking about starts as soon as the judgmental mind starts to work. Some people think (or propagate) that the XY chromosome is an incomplete XX chromosome and thus women ar the more perfect beings... Some...
by Ayu
Thu Feb 01, 2018 5:31 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: What is a Woman?
Replies: 71
Views: 2024

Re: What is a Woman?

Grigoris wrote:
Thu Feb 01, 2018 5:05 pm
Defined categories are necessary for social functioning.
Yes, but... The defined categories are too narrow. Nearly nobody fits into them.
by Ayu
Wed Jan 31, 2018 11:33 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: What is a Woman?
Replies: 71
Views: 2024

Re: What is a Woman?

As far as I understand, a woman is a heap of Skandhas. She is her body, her senses, emotions, her thoughts, her conciousness - and at the same time she is NOT her body, senses, emotions, thoughts and conciousness. Just the same as a man. Empty. Consisting of names that do not point out what s/he is.
by Ayu
Mon Jan 29, 2018 12:24 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: What did you learn from the movies?
Replies: 50
Views: 738

Re: What did you learn from the movies?

I learned from life that it's not a movie.
Real life has much more intelligent processes and surprises than any commercial movie is able to show.
by Ayu
Sat Jan 27, 2018 9:02 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: What Did You Eat Today ?
Replies: 100
Views: 1388

Re: What Did You Eat Today ?

Blackbread with hazelnut spread and yogurt. Chinese noodle soup.
by Ayu
Mon Jan 22, 2018 8:18 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Great debate with my dad. And I need help.
Replies: 24
Views: 857

Re: Great debate with my dad. And I need help.

An idea struck me - “Hooking” him to Buddhism using this Puja - he gets the wealth and subsequently gets guided on the path of the buddhadharma. However you see, my Father , who obviously is very close minded and not really sure of TB ( I think ), says : I never seen anyone who wants to convert bei...
by Ayu
Fri Jan 19, 2018 9:56 am
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Happy New Year!
Replies: 11
Views: 264

Re: Happy New Year!

As far as I can see two weeks later: it is possible. I have to remember to relax only. And don't take everything too seriously. :thumbsup:
by Ayu
Thu Jan 18, 2018 10:19 am
Forum: Gelug
Topic: On and Off the cushion...
Replies: 6
Views: 265

Re: On and Off the cushion...

Hi, I enjoy my morning practice. Its often a time when I feel closer to the guru and also experience a real sense of perspective with regards to life in general. When I sit, the Dharma seems to envelope my life and everything in it rather than the Dharma being a part of my life. However, almost as ...
by Ayu
Thu Jan 18, 2018 10:12 am
Forum: Games & Humour
Topic: Yes or No ...
Replies: 1014
Views: 87131

Re: Yes or No ...

Yes and no. Not at all.

Do you love rain? Sometimes?
by Ayu
Tue Jan 16, 2018 8:05 am
Forum: Australia/NZ
Topic: Young Dharma Retreat near Melbourne
Replies: 8
Views: 187

Re: Young Dharma Retreat near Melbourne

I heard of retreats for kids and teenagers, but "under 35" I fail to understand. What is the difference between 30-year-old and 40-year-old Dharma practicioners? What is the purpose?
by Ayu
Mon Jan 15, 2018 11:16 pm
Forum: Media
Topic: Music time
Replies: 1628
Views: 133528

Re: Music time

by Ayu
Fri Jan 12, 2018 10:07 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Becoming a moderator?
Replies: 25
Views: 680

Re: Becoming a moderator?

MatthewAngby wrote:
Fri Jan 12, 2018 11:42 am
I accept, if you will.
I think, you'll have to stay for a while, write some hundred sane posts. Maybe later, in two years or so, if some mod is burned out and wants to leave, then they might gladly accept your offer.