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by tellyontellyon
Sat Jul 04, 2020 9:33 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: Bullworker and isometrics.
Replies: 4
Views: 61

Bullworker and isometrics.

I've been using an old style piece of exercise equipment called a Bullworker. I use it for isometric exercise. It does seem to work and tone me up with not a great deal of time or effort. Isometric exercises are also supposed to help with elevated blood pressure, so that is good for me too as I get ...
by tellyontellyon
Sun Jan 12, 2020 9:24 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Is Avici hell eternal?
Replies: 31
Views: 3241

Re: Is Avici hell eternal?

'Time' itself is a quality of Samsara.
by tellyontellyon
Sun Aug 18, 2019 4:08 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Contemplation
Replies: 5
Views: 590

Re: Contemplation

Literally everyone who practices the vajrayana does this - or at least, they should be as it's step 1 of most curricula, outer preliminaries. True, like contemplating the four thoughts of the Ngondro... ... but that is part of a formal practice, I'm thinking about using contemplation more generally...
by tellyontellyon
Thu Aug 15, 2019 10:14 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Contemplation
Replies: 5
Views: 590

Contemplation

Hi, I was talking with my teacher about an issue that I have with overeating. He said to contemplate the effects and consequences of what I eat. Think about what I really wanted. He said this was more important than simply trying to follow a rule because ego gets in the way, ego doesn't like to be t...
by tellyontellyon
Sat Jul 13, 2019 10:51 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Buddhism, and theistic religions.
Replies: 56
Views: 3969

Re: Buddhism, and theistic religions.

Thank you all :twothumbsup:
:buddha1:
by tellyontellyon
Sat Jul 13, 2019 11:55 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Buddhism, and theistic religions.
Replies: 56
Views: 3969

Re: Buddhism, and theistic religions.

Yes, I think will look into Pure Land Buddhism and see what I can find out.
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by tellyontellyon
Wed Jul 10, 2019 8:43 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Buddhism, and theistic religions.
Replies: 56
Views: 3969

Re: Buddhism, and theistic religions.

Another little book that I picked up a few years ago was: The Four Buddhist Books In Mahayana. Translated by Upasika Chihmann. It is a lovely book with a very endearing and sincere testimony by Miss P. C. Lee (the translator). This book also talks about chanting Amitabha. There seems to be a few dif...
by tellyontellyon
Wed Jul 10, 2019 9:05 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Buddhism, and theistic religions.
Replies: 56
Views: 3969

Re: Buddhism, and theistic religions.

This is all really interesting. I haven't read the lotus sutra, I don't know why I've skipped over that?
:heart:
by tellyontellyon
Mon Jul 08, 2019 10:41 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Buddhism, and theistic religions.
Replies: 56
Views: 3969

Re: Buddhism, and theistic religions.

At the moment I'm reading 'The Teaching of The Buddha', produced by Bukkyō Dendō Kyōkai. It talks about the Eternal Buddha,
by tellyontellyon
Sun Jul 07, 2019 9:31 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Buddhism, and theistic religions.
Replies: 56
Views: 3969

Buddhism, and theistic religions.

Hello, I've probably asked this question or one similar to it, but didn't explain myself well... So I'll ask in this forum and explain myself a bit better. I'm a Buddhist and follow the Karma Kagyu school of Tibetan Buddhism, though I also like to read some translations of the Pali suttas and I like...
by tellyontellyon
Fri Jun 21, 2019 10:40 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Karmapa Chenno chanting
Replies: 16
Views: 1557

Karmapa Chenno chanting

Could I ask what are the origins, purpose and benefits of chanting Karmapa Chenno.
Any suggestions on this practice.
Thank you.
by tellyontellyon
Sun May 26, 2019 11:57 am
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: The teaching of Buddha.
Replies: 7
Views: 1701

Re: The teaching of Buddha.

Thank you, I've found a little bit from them on YouTube, they do seem quite non-sectarian.
Although my dad didn't belive in any religion, it was supportive for me to have their book with me as he died.
:buddha1:
by tellyontellyon
Sat May 25, 2019 9:55 pm
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: The teaching of Buddha.
Replies: 7
Views: 1701

Re: The teaching of Buddha.

Thank you :namaste:
by tellyontellyon
Sat May 25, 2019 9:03 pm
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: The teaching of Buddha.
Replies: 7
Views: 1701

Re: The teaching of Buddha.

Sorry, that should be:
Bukkyō Dendō Kyōkai...
by tellyontellyon
Sat May 25, 2019 7:43 pm
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: The teaching of Buddha.
Replies: 7
Views: 1701

The teaching of Buddha.

My father was very ill and died a few days ago, his aorta ruptured. In the hospital multifaith chapel they had some books to give away produced by 'Bukkyo Sending Kyokai' , The Society for the Promotion of Buddhism. I practice Karma Kagyu Tibetan Buddhism, but I did find it helpful to have this book...
by tellyontellyon
Mon Oct 08, 2018 12:44 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Nun's ordination
Replies: 29
Views: 5387

Re: Nun's ordination

Thank you, this is very interesting. Sorry for not getting back sooner.
Time flies.
:anjali:
by tellyontellyon
Mon Apr 09, 2018 8:36 am
Forum: Ethical Conduct
Topic: Adultery and Being a Buddhist
Replies: 134
Views: 25997

Re: Adultery and Being a Buddhist

".. . I can love each woman because each woman give me different things I need...."

by tellyontellyon
Sun Apr 08, 2018 8:18 am
Forum: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: New to the idea, currently in a state of flux
Replies: 8
Views: 2231

Re: New to the idea, currently in a state of flux

Hello and welcome, On the question of Buddhism being a religion... well that depends on the practitioner. We traditionally say in Buddhism that there are 84000 teachings, which is just another way of saying that there are myriad ways of practicing. To a person who likes a religious approach then Bud...
by tellyontellyon
Fri Mar 02, 2018 6:31 pm
Forum: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: The Mahayana Is Not Diluted Theravada.
Replies: 102
Views: 13819

Re: The Mahayana Is Not Diluted Theravada.

Simon E Its very unlikely that studying the Pali canon will do you anything but good. I think we need to be careful in interpreting what or what does not tranform sutrayana into a foundation vehicle. Motivation is indeed key and primary, but sooner or later a teacher will be needed. My reading of t...
by tellyontellyon
Wed Feb 28, 2018 1:54 pm
Forum: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: The Mahayana Is Not Diluted Theravada.
Replies: 102
Views: 13819

Re: The Mahayana Is Not Diluted Theravada.

Sorry to jump in here with a question ... it is just that I was thinking about this question this very morning and then happened to notice this thread. I understand that many Theravadin Buddhists are sceptical of Mahayana scriptures - but are Mahayana practitioners sceptical of any Theravadin scrip...

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