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by joy&peace
Mon Oct 08, 2018 8:42 pm
Forum: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: What is reborn after death?
Replies: 17
Views: 500

Re: What reborns after death?

great question; to consider the answer, nonduality and inter-being come into mind.. - one beautiful way to describe inter-being is like this; that a flower is composed of non-flower element... that is, a flower is the sun, the rain, the earth, and all other elements... it's empty of a separate self,...
by joy&peace
Sat Sep 22, 2018 10:36 pm
Forum: Engaged Buddhism
Topic: Dealing With Demons
Replies: 34
Views: 1008

Re: Dealing With Demons

fOr a while last year i was chanting 6-8 hours a day; walking 12+ miles, and sleeping very little. not, none. but very little. once, I chanted 40 hours straight... It's nice to have this energy. Shantideva writes about this. 1 Those who wish to guard their practice Should very attentively guard thei...
by joy&peace
Fri Sep 21, 2018 10:58 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Travelling to heavens and pure realms
Replies: 34
Views: 1340

Re: Travelling to heavens and pure realms

on sleep in general, here is some: We read that the Buddha would sometimes take an afternoon nap or siesta (divàseyyà), although this was probably only after he had become quite old. An ascetic named Saccaka once asked the Buddha if he slept in the afternoon and he replied: `I can recall that in the...
by joy&peace
Fri Sep 21, 2018 10:57 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Travelling to heavens and pure realms
Replies: 34
Views: 1340

Re: Travelling to heavens and pure realms

Wow> Wow> Wow> Wow> Wow> Wow> Wow> Wow> Wow> Wow> Wow> Wow> Wow> Wow> Wow> Wow> Wow. Thank you ... Florin.......... that is amazing... so good. Yes -- the most I have done is several days.... a lot of days walking, kind of -- 12, to 16 miles a day -- for a while.... nothing precise.... As for no sle...
by joy&peace
Fri Sep 21, 2018 4:37 pm
Forum: Engaged Buddhism
Topic: Dealing With Demons
Replies: 34
Views: 1008

Re: Dealing With Demons

It really is always important to speak truthfully.
by joy&peace
Fri Sep 21, 2018 4:18 pm
Forum: Engaged Buddhism
Topic: Dealing With Demons
Replies: 34
Views: 1008

Re: Dealing With Demons

Best wishes and have a beautiful day...

Pleas study reflect and meditate.

As you choose and wish.

With love and peace.

It is much better - always - to speak truthfully, clearly and honestly. . . than to speak any other way.
by joy&peace
Fri Sep 21, 2018 4:12 pm
Forum: Engaged Buddhism
Topic: Dealing With Demons
Replies: 34
Views: 1008

Re: Dealing With Demons

...Which are non-existent. 'The best way to clear muddy water is by leaving it alone,' It has been said, and this is true.. It is infinitely better to take positive, creative action. 'The wise, Buddha said, 'Do not argue, but discipline themselves instead.' When the mind is transformed, literally --...
by joy&peace
Fri Sep 21, 2018 4:03 pm
Forum: Engaged Buddhism
Topic: Dealing With Demons
Replies: 34
Views: 1008

Re: Dealing With Demons

Yes -
and one should attain wisdom by taking steps carefully.

Again, what I described is the best method. Meditation practice, these things.
by joy&peace
Fri Sep 21, 2018 2:41 pm
Forum: Zen
Topic: Charlotte Joko Beck
Replies: 9
Views: 461

Re: Charlotte Joko Beck

The same things as always are required.
by joy&peace
Fri Sep 21, 2018 1:46 pm
Forum: Engaged Buddhism
Topic: Dealing With Demons
Replies: 34
Views: 1008

Re: Dealing With Demons

Demonizing humans and individuals is NEVER good. I could write countlessly, endless pages, but there is only no need for that.

Criticising and trying to stand in each others' way is infinitely less helpful than stating positively, what you think is good.
by joy&peace
Fri Sep 21, 2018 1:45 pm
Forum: Engaged Buddhism
Topic: Dealing With Demons
Replies: 34
Views: 1008

Re: Dealing With Demons

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by joy&peace
Fri Sep 21, 2018 1:43 pm
Forum: Engaged Buddhism
Topic: Dealing With Demons
Replies: 34
Views: 1008

Re: Dealing With Demons

This is precisely the definition given by Shantideva.

When you become enlightened, you are enlightened to your Buddha Nature. Mara can no longer touch you.
by joy&peace
Fri Sep 21, 2018 1:43 pm
Forum: Engaged Buddhism
Topic: Dealing With Demons
Replies: 34
Views: 1008

Re: Dealing With Demons

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by joy&peace
Fri Sep 21, 2018 5:02 am
Forum: Zen
Topic: Charlotte Joko Beck
Replies: 9
Views: 461

Re: Charlotte Joko Beck

Child, being, a human child with a precious birth. :smile:
by joy&peace
Fri Sep 21, 2018 5:01 am
Forum: Zen
Topic: Charlotte Joko Beck
Replies: 9
Views: 461

Re: Charlotte Joko Beck

Why do you say that?..
I think the game is pretty up.
Souls that are so bright are rare; but also every child is a Buddha.
by joy&peace
Fri Sep 21, 2018 4:52 am
Forum: Engaged Buddhism
Topic: Dealing With Demons
Replies: 34
Views: 1008

Re: Dealing With Demons

I would simply and use less words. And use different ones. Illusion, suffering, etc.
by joy&peace
Fri Sep 21, 2018 4:51 am
Forum: Engaged Buddhism
Topic: Dealing With Demons
Replies: 34
Views: 1008

Re: Dealing With Demons

No, "we" don't. :smile: :anjali: :D
by joy&peace
Fri Sep 21, 2018 3:27 am
Forum: Rinzai
Topic: Oct 27-28 Zen Practice Weekend in CT
Replies: 2
Views: 230

Re: Oct 27-28 Zen Practice Weekend in CT

who is teaching?
by joy&peace
Fri Sep 21, 2018 3:09 am
Forum: Nichiren Shoshu
Topic: Nichiren as Honbutsu
Replies: 13
Views: 672

Re: Is Nichiren Shu the most traditional of all the Nichiren sects?

is Nichiren the True Buddha of our age?
by joy&peace
Fri Sep 21, 2018 2:32 am
Forum: Zen
Topic: Charlotte Joko Beck
Replies: 9
Views: 461

Re: Charlotte Joko Beck

very welcome Monlam.

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