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by gloriasteinem
Fri Dec 18, 2015 11:58 pm
Forum: Prayers and Aspirations
Topic: please pray for me
Replies: 3
Views: 1362

please pray for me

I had bad experiences before but this is really awful, I really try to be good believer hut two people act again at me together, while the one reduces my light, the other lies to me trying to send me wrong imaginary images of myself, I think I know them both, I think the one even threaten me online ...
by gloriasteinem
Wed Dec 16, 2015 10:31 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Spreading Buddhism to weaken armies?
Replies: 44
Views: 6533

Re: Spreading Buddhism to weaken armies?

What about heavenly warriors in both Buddhism and Christianity, they are to defend the good and the dharma.
by gloriasteinem
Wed Dec 09, 2015 12:13 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Christian Guilt
Replies: 14
Views: 2393

Re: Christian Guilt

At first I only read the original post and no further, because I immediately felt that what you suggested is the solution to this present situation. But I was as yet unaware that there was anyone else in DW like me, both Christian and Buddhist. This is a tremendous relief because I previously felt ...
by gloriasteinem
Sun Nov 29, 2015 8:02 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Christian Guilt
Replies: 14
Views: 2393

Re: Christian Guilt

Hi, I'm Christian and Buddhist both, we do not have Buddhist temples around so I go to churches. Also I have something with daoism and shavaism too, but for me daoism is more like philosophy. Anyway, I don't see any contradiction, as I feel them as complementary. For me this is making your life much...
by gloriasteinem
Wed Nov 18, 2015 5:34 pm
Forum: Meditation
Topic: Loving Kindness Meditation
Replies: 20
Views: 3488

Re: Loving Kindness Meditation

Obviously some people really want to remove "love" from religion, including with changing quotations without seeking translators approval for it: https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Mett%C4%81&type=revision&diff=614908684&oldid=614571840 Love is a very important thing in religion, it is oppos...
by gloriasteinem
Wed Nov 18, 2015 5:23 pm
Forum: Meditation
Topic: Loving Kindness Meditation
Replies: 20
Views: 3488

Re: Loving Kindness Meditation

I think it is an emotion. Love comes from the heart, kindness too. I think the mind itself could be very cold or at least too conceptual to show these. They come from the heart chakra. I know it not because I'm emotional but because usually I'm not, I'm a more thoughtful person and there is a const...
by gloriasteinem
Wed Nov 18, 2015 3:17 pm
Forum: Meditation
Topic: Loving Kindness Meditation
Replies: 20
Views: 3488

Re: Loving Kindness Meditation

Loving kindness is the English translation of "metta". It is not an emotion, but a wish for people to be happy, free and safe. It is one of the "Divine Abodes" the Buddha said we need to cultivate to become enlightened. These abodes overcome negative mental states, such as greed, anger and lust. In...
by gloriasteinem
Sun Nov 15, 2015 5:42 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: Obsessive Thoughts
Replies: 71
Views: 14258

Re: Obsessive Thoughts

Hi, Jesse. I read you and I know how you feel. I don't like doctors either and I don't trust them, I have pretty good reasons they do not care often about the patient but only wants to keep authoritative status on his/her back and use patients as power/wealth vehicle. Of course they help sometimes,...
by gloriasteinem
Sun Nov 15, 2015 12:25 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: Depersonalisation disorder
Replies: 19
Views: 3572

Re: Depersonalisation disorder

Just another name for anhedonia and being emotionally withdrawn from life in the role of spectator. In fact a type of depression, a mild one. Its interesting how they like to give names to 'new' conditions to make clinical clichés and target fresh new groups that might need more medication and more ...
by gloriasteinem
Sun Nov 15, 2015 11:22 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: Obsessive Thoughts
Replies: 71
Views: 14258

Re: Obsessive Thoughts

Just consult you doctor before doing things. SSRI Withdrawal Syndrome, neuropathy, the difficulties of the benzodiazepines, underlying conditions, etc. I know a lot of people want to try to do things holistically but there does need to be some common sense involved. :roll: I've yet to meet a doctor...
by gloriasteinem
Mon Nov 09, 2015 7:13 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: very good youtube videos
Replies: 3
Views: 847

Re: very good youtube videos

Fortyeightvows wrote:what do you mean?
Vimalakirti is according to Wikipedia upasaka and is not worshiped like Avalokiteshvara but M.David says he is a bodhisattva who also was rich, gambling, etc. I don't think being a bodhisattva works that way.
by gloriasteinem
Sun Nov 08, 2015 8:37 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Alleviation of suffering now
Replies: 11
Views: 1743

Re: Alleviation of suffering now

When religion and philosophy of religion does not elaborate on suffering... Who does it? Psychiatry. Cultural Suffering book is an example of it. The author there says that media involvement and political concerns of poverty, war and political disturbances are nothing else... but a "moral sentiment"...
by gloriasteinem
Fri Nov 06, 2015 2:57 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: The Buddha's Jihad! :D
Replies: 57
Views: 6830

Re: what?

The reason Islam has Jihad is that there are multiple verses in Koran about how important it is to kill Jews and Christians, and other non muslims said in very literal way. These verses can be found online and I wouldn't even bother to dirty my post with them.Thus the Koran says "kill non muslim and...
by gloriasteinem
Thu Nov 05, 2015 12:04 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: very good youtube videos
Replies: 3
Views: 847

Re: very good youtube videos

I see now why Jesus said that a rich man cannot go in heaven "Again I tell you, it is easier for a camel to go through an eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the kingdome of God" Matthew 19:24 It's not that rich people cannot be good Christians, it's just that he made sure they don't turn h...
by gloriasteinem
Wed Nov 04, 2015 1:12 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Bad karma & bad mood
Replies: 20
Views: 2702

Re: Bad karma & bad mood

May I be a guard for all those who are protector-less, A guide for those who journey on the road, For those who wish to go across the water, May I be a boat, a raft, a bridge. For all those ailing in the world, Until their every sickness has been healed, May I myself become for them The doctor, nur...
by gloriasteinem
Wed Nov 04, 2015 1:03 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Bad karma & bad mood
Replies: 20
Views: 2702

Re: Bad karma & bad mood

Dear Gloria, You need to be clear what you mean by poor. Do you mean those who have less than they need or do you mean those who have less than they want. Of the two, I've met more people who are unhappy because they have less than they want (I'm not saying they are the larger of the two groups, ju...
by gloriasteinem
Tue Nov 03, 2015 7:55 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Bad karma & bad mood
Replies: 20
Views: 2702

Re: Bad karma & bad mood

Gloria, "I've noticed that poor people often have stern faces, angrily expressions, and not think good" I simply can't agree as many 'poor' people I've come across in third world countries laugh easily and have genuine smiles on their faces, more then anything I've encountered in the west and certa...
by gloriasteinem
Tue Nov 03, 2015 7:22 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Alleviation of suffering now
Replies: 11
Views: 1743

Re: Alleviation of suffering now

:} You will actually see me now eating my own words or at least some incorrect part of it. Ok, I still think suffering needs help possibly currently, not postponed, but I have to correct myself : We sometimes need the help of Buddha, God, saints, and whoever we pray above in most improbable situatio...
by gloriasteinem
Mon Nov 02, 2015 10:15 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: How do you deal with self-doubt?
Replies: 20
Views: 2295

Re: How do you deal with self-doubt?

Gloria: to me, suffering encompasses everything from the endless rounds of birth, illness, old age and death to the most ordinary stress and dissatisfaction of the hindrances in daily life and practice, of which doubt is the fifth (vicikicchā). I recommend Brev look into this further if the posts h...
by gloriasteinem
Mon Nov 02, 2015 6:46 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: How do you deal with self-doubt?
Replies: 20
Views: 2295

Re: How do you deal with self-doubt?

Self-doubt is sometimes my biggest challenge. In the past, I followed it from school to school, practice to practice, even to the doors of other religions. "I can't do this, my mind is too crazy, I don't have enough time, I can't/don't/won't..." In the end, no matter where I went or what I did, tha...

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