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by Strive
Thu Aug 31, 2017 7:26 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: ChNN on Jesus?
Replies: 527
Views: 20758

Re: ChNN on Jesus?

Jesus is a high level bodhisattva but not buddha.
by Strive
Thu Aug 31, 2017 7:45 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Weather
Replies: 59
Views: 3478

Re: Weather

The following prayer to Guru Rinpoche from the Le'u Dun-ma is effective for all sorts of problems and disasters due to the four elements, including weather problems. Best if you can receive oral transmission ( lung ) for it. Typically, one needs to say it over and over again to get a result -- as i...
by Strive
Thu Aug 31, 2017 7:40 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Mantra for Protection
Replies: 40
Views: 2181

Re: Mantra for Protection

The following Sutric dharani is excellent for protecting against all kinds of harm, including enemies. It can be said without oral transmission (lung). It is very effective. You can read the whole text or just say the dharani itself as many times as possible. Personally, I say this every day. Good ...
by Strive
Thu Aug 31, 2017 4:03 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: FLOODS
Replies: 30
Views: 1976

Re: FLOODS

A storyline being told here by the press is about people of all races in Houston coming together during the floods. Racism and segragation have everything to do with which poorer areas are being hit hardest and who will be able to recover the best. I think these issues make for more interesting new...
by Strive
Thu Aug 31, 2017 1:34 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: FLOODS
Replies: 30
Views: 1976

Re: FLOODS

... I don't think it only happens in the USA. Here in Oz we're seeing at least four times as much coverage of the US flooding as of the Asian flooding, and it's really hard to see any good reason for that. Racism. Who cares what happens to brown people? smh if u ever went to houston u will find out...
by Strive
Wed Aug 30, 2017 6:15 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Mantra for Protection
Replies: 40
Views: 2181

Re: Mantra for Protection

No I don't. I may have people that dislike me, but they are not my enemies, nor would I consider them enemies. There is no value in considering them enemies. what about nazis? Nazis are ignorant and misguided fools, although in many cases deserving of a beating, I still would not call them enemies....
by Strive
Wed Aug 30, 2017 6:22 am
Forum: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: Why plants don't have citta?
Replies: 52
Views: 3130

Re: Why plants don't have citta?

Good question I think plants do have souls or citta
by Strive
Tue Aug 29, 2017 8:22 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Tibetan Zen
Replies: 344
Views: 18396

Re: Tibetan Zen

dzogchungpa wrote:
Anonymous X wrote:
heart wrote:
Perhaps you would feel more at home at the pathless forum (wherever that is)?

/magnus
Are you trying to 'unwelcome' me here?
I think it's more of a welcomeless welcome. :sage:
lol nice
by Strive
Tue Aug 29, 2017 8:19 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Weather
Replies: 59
Views: 3478

Re: Weather

Buddhas are omniscient, not omnipotent. you just said your teachers who i assume are buddhas have the ability to stop hurricanes and tsunamis. how is that not omnipotence? lol You need two hands to clap. Buddhas have the ability to help, but beings themselves must want to be helped or have created ...
by Strive
Tue Aug 29, 2017 8:17 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Weather
Replies: 59
Views: 3478

Re: Weather

Do buddhas have the ability to control the weather? I'm not sure but I don't think. A Buddha isn't an omnipotent God who can do everything. To have a better weather isn't really important ; nevertheless in case of natural disasters it is said that our wishes can have an impact, therefore more likel...
by Strive
Tue Aug 29, 2017 8:13 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Weather
Replies: 59
Views: 3478

Re: Weather

Dan74 wrote:
Dan the Man u the Man

enjoyed those examples. thanks
by Strive
Tue Aug 29, 2017 7:35 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Mantra for Protection
Replies: 40
Views: 2181

Re: Mantra for Protection

Grigoris wrote:
Strive wrote:
Grigoris wrote:The best protection from enemies is to not have enemies.
we all have enemies. u have enemies too
No I don't. I may have people that dislike me, but they are not my enemies, nor would I consider them enemies. There is no value in considering them enemies.
what about nazis?
by Strive
Tue Aug 29, 2017 7:33 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Weather
Replies: 59
Views: 3478

Re: Weather

thanks for the replies. been busy as hell lately but will read soon
by Strive
Mon Aug 28, 2017 9:14 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Weather
Replies: 59
Views: 3478

Re: Weather

So if you pray to the buddhas for good weather but nothing happens its because u have bad karma? what is the point of being buddha if u can barely help out others due to their karma? Buddhasutra : ' I don’t wash away the negativity of living beings with water. I don’t remove their suffering with my...
by Strive
Mon Aug 28, 2017 9:13 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Weather
Replies: 59
Views: 3478

Re: Weather

Even medical science is now investing a great deal of effort and money into personalised treatments. How much more so when it comes to the Dharma that is to do with much more complex issues. Personality, background, karmic dispositions, etc etc. One size doesn't fit all. If you read the Pali suttas...
by Strive
Mon Aug 28, 2017 9:09 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Weather
Replies: 59
Views: 3478

Re: Weather

Because a Buddha has realization of the ultimate nature of reality??? Like, what is the point of being a friend or caring for others if we can't literally save them from their own mistakes? Because we care and are there for them at all times, unconditionally, maybe. If one thinks that the power of ...
by Strive
Mon Aug 28, 2017 9:09 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Weather
Replies: 59
Views: 3478

Re: Weather

I think if you spend some time on practice, you realise the value of teachers, especially ones who come close to being Buddhas or arahats. who are ur teachers if u dont mind me askin Are you familiar with Seon (Korean Zen)? My teacher was from that tradition. tbh i dunno about about the korean/chin...
by Strive
Mon Aug 28, 2017 3:07 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Weather
Replies: 59
Views: 3478

Re: Weather

Tsun Dru Dorje wrote:
Dan74 wrote:
Strive wrote: not much difference. both free from samsara
So then you don't see why having a Buddha or an arahat in the world today would be useful?
Who is to say there isn't.

Actually this is a pointless discussion ..........just sayin'.
No one is forcing u to join this discussion. "just sayin"
by Strive
Mon Aug 28, 2017 3:05 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Weather
Replies: 59
Views: 3478

Re: Weather

Buddhas are omniscient, not omnipotent. you just said your teachers who i assume are buddhas have the ability to stop hurricanes and tsunamis. how is that not omnipotence? lol Buddhas are not omnipotent. Just trust me on that. yet they can stop hurricanes and tsunamis. okie dokie. I wish some of th...
by Strive
Mon Aug 28, 2017 12:26 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Weather
Replies: 59
Views: 3478

Re: Weather

Kunzang Dechen Lingpa had this ability. Ngagpa Rinpoche was able to stop monsoon rains, droughts, and so on. very big claims u making there Malcolm. if all buddhas have that ability why still so much death and destruction from natural disasters? Buddhas are omniscient, not omnipotent. you just said...