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by Lucent
Wed May 15, 2013 5:42 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Tibetan Buddhism and Craziness/Insanity? I need some advice
Replies: 23
Views: 3566

Re: Tibetan Buddhism and Craziness/Insanity? I need some adv

Thank you, Adamantine, it was an interesting story and I certainly hope my father's not headed towards that. He seems to have good intentions, but he seems incapable of actually doing much good because he concentrates so much on money, buying things, donating, etc. Maybe it's just my imagination how...
by Lucent
Fri Mar 08, 2013 10:40 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Tibetan Buddhism and Craziness/Insanity? I need some advice
Replies: 23
Views: 3566

Re: Tibetan Buddhism and Craziness/Insanity? I need some adv

@Lobster- Thanks for your reply, it did make me feel a bit better. I'm trying to distance myself but my mom gets really upset and depressed if I don't call her every other day and she expects me to visit her every few months (which I don't have the money to do but she keeps telling me to do it anywa...
by Lucent
Mon Mar 04, 2013 10:50 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Tibetan Buddhism and Craziness/Insanity? I need some advice
Replies: 23
Views: 3566

Re: Tibetan Buddhism and Craziness/Insanity? I need some adv

Yudron, Probably my fiance and his family. Greentara, I wish it was that easy (And I suppose that it is) but my problem follows me. My mom is extremely clingy, and I can't blame her. She calls me all the time and old problems are always being brought up while I find out about new problems arising at...
by Lucent
Sat Mar 02, 2013 11:57 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Tibetan Buddhism and Craziness/Insanity? I need some advice
Replies: 23
Views: 3566

Re: Tibetan Buddhism and Craziness/Insanity? I need some adv

I've been living away from my parents for 3 years now but I'm still stuck in the situation because I keep getting dragged into it by my mom calling me and telling me this and that, asking me to do things for her, etc. I'm living with my fiance now, for 2 years. There's nothing I can do because even...
by Lucent
Sat Mar 02, 2013 11:27 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Tibetan Buddhism and Craziness/Insanity? I need some advice
Replies: 23
Views: 3566

Re: Tibetan Buddhism and Craziness/Insanity? I need some adv

Lucent - I come from an abusive home background. You need to get out of the situation. Your lama already has said something significant to your Dad even though it looks like it's not much, Don't abandon your parents but you need to get into a sane and supportive situation. Can you do that without l...
by Lucent
Sat Mar 02, 2013 8:09 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Tibetan Buddhism and Craziness/Insanity? I need some advice
Replies: 23
Views: 3566

Re: Tibetan Buddhism and Craziness/Insanity? I need some adv

@Andrew- We did get professional help once (more or less), but it ended in me temporarily being put in a really horrible foster home, my mom having an emotional breakdown cause she thought my dad was going to kill her, and my mom told everyone that I was lying when the investigators asked me and I t...
by Lucent
Fri Mar 01, 2013 9:44 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Tibetan Buddhism and Craziness/Insanity? I need some advice
Replies: 23
Views: 3566

Re: Tibetan Buddhism and Craziness/Insanity? I need some adv

Thank you for your answer, Andrew. I really really wish it was that easy but the most I can right now is try. Thank you though. :) Your answer does make me feel a lot better. Yudron, thank you very much for your reply, and the thing is, my dad knows he's ill... but he refuses to ever admit what he d...
by Lucent
Fri Mar 01, 2013 6:38 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Tibetan Buddhism and Craziness/Insanity? I need some advice
Replies: 23
Views: 3566

Re: Tibetan Buddhism and Craziness/Insanity? I need some adv

Thanks for your advice again, PadmaVonSamba. I think you're right about my father carrying too many problems with him instead of clearing his mind first beforehand. Sometimes I think he might just be really bipolar, but he seems to never be happy or pleased with anyone or anything. I wouldn't blame ...
by Lucent
Thu Feb 28, 2013 10:13 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Tibetan Buddhism and Craziness/Insanity? I need some advice
Replies: 23
Views: 3566

Tibetan Buddhism and Craziness/Insanity? I need some advice

Sorry if this isn't the right section, I'm really clueless and had no idea where to post this. You see, my dad told me when I was first getting myself into all this that "bad practice" or doing things incorrectly, or if I'm not ready could make me go crazy. That's the best I can do to translate what...
by Lucent
Tue Feb 19, 2013 2:41 am
Forum: Meditation
Topic: Advice for a Beginner? (Specifically the Mani mantra)
Replies: 17
Views: 4517

Re: Advice for a Beginner? (Specifically the Mani mantra)

If it has a purification effect then I really need to say it a lot. XD @Yudron, thank you for the explanation that makes a lot of sense. I suppose I should wait for my teacher to teach me before I attempt anything. I might get me one of those counters, it sounds really handy. :) @Terma, thank you ve...
by Lucent
Sun Feb 17, 2013 10:48 pm
Forum: Meditation
Topic: Advice for a Beginner? (Specifically the Mani mantra)
Replies: 17
Views: 4517

Re: Advice for a Beginner? (Specifically the Mani mantra)

gregkavarnos, I didn't know that, that makes it much MUCH easier. Thank you :) Jainarayan, I'm not really sure, I think that's why I'm finding it really difficult. My teacher gave me a mala, but didn't say anything about it really, he simply handed it to me. No one taught me how to use it either unl...
by Lucent
Sun Feb 17, 2013 3:41 am
Forum: Meditation
Topic: Advice for a Beginner? (Specifically the Mani mantra)
Replies: 17
Views: 4517

Re: Advice for a Beginner? (Specifically the Mani mantra)

The Mani mantra is the condensed expression of the Buddha of Compasssion, Avalokiteshvara (Sanskrit, Chenrezig: Tibetan). What does that mean? On one level the mantra and the power, lovingkindness, wisdom and all the qualities of Avalokiteshvara are completely contained in the mantra. They are inse...
by Lucent
Fri Feb 15, 2013 7:31 pm
Forum: Meditation
Topic: Advice for a Beginner? (Specifically the Mani mantra)
Replies: 17
Views: 4517

Re: Advice for a Beginner? (Specifically the Mani mantra)

Thank you so much, both of you. :D Your advice is very helpful and is extremely appreciated. I'll try to pick up that book sooner or later, I have about 17 books right now and I'm still only on the first one! :( That book is a must get though, thank you again! =) Also, PadmaVonSamba, I don't recall ...
by Lucent
Fri Feb 15, 2013 7:34 am
Forum: Meditation
Topic: Advice for a Beginner? (Specifically the Mani mantra)
Replies: 17
Views: 4517

Advice for a Beginner? (Specifically the Mani mantra)

Hello again everyone, sorry if this is the wrong place or if this has been asked before. Perhaps I've been thinking too much into it but I have a horrible habit of going above and beyond what's expected of me. I think this could either be a good thing or bad thing, probably bad. But I need some advi...
by Lucent
Fri Feb 15, 2013 7:11 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: New on both counts..
Replies: 8
Views: 1400

Re: New on both counts..

Welcome to the forums. I'm new here too so I guess it's nice to know I'm not the only one. :) If you want I can help you scavenge for material online XD But I'm not sure if they were meant to be post online or not.

Anyway I hope to see you around the forums, and hope you find a teacher eventually.
by Lucent
Wed Feb 13, 2013 4:58 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: New to this forum and Vajrayana in general.
Replies: 8
Views: 1149

Re: New to this forum and Vajrayana in general.

Welcome Lucent! Read the book. Do the practices. If you have memory problems take written notes. Keep these notes because, when your teacher comes back, you will be able to ask them questions based on the notes you took. Patience, my dear Lucent, is a virtue in Buddhism too! ;) :namaste: Thank you ...
by Lucent
Wed Feb 13, 2013 3:37 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: New to this forum and Vajrayana in general.
Replies: 8
Views: 1149

Re: New to this forum and Vajrayana in general.

Why, thank you :D
by Lucent
Tue Feb 12, 2013 8:17 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: New to this forum and Vajrayana in general.
Replies: 8
Views: 1149

Re: New to this forum and Vajrayana in general.

Ah, thank you so much everyone! How could I not have known something that was so obvious... It's my own fault for being so impatient. Even when I took piano lessons I was told that I have an impatience problem when learning things :( I guess there are so many strange terms that I don't know in that ...
by Lucent
Tue Feb 12, 2013 9:26 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: New to this forum and Vajrayana in general.
Replies: 8
Views: 1149

New to this forum and Vajrayana in general.

I would like to apologize beforehand because I really have no clue about.... well.... anything. However whenever I was horribly confused (I still am) I would google a question and somehow end up here. I don't know if this is the right place to put this... so if it's not please delete it. You'll have...

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