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by kimjihoon5924
Thu Nov 09, 2017 6:50 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Is chewing Nicotine Gum to quit smoking a breach of the 5th precept?
Replies: 6
Views: 616

Is chewing Nicotine Gum to quit smoking a breach of the 5th precept?

I am currently taking 2mg nicotine gums to kick my smoking habit which has lasted for about 2 years, I know Nicotine itself is considered an 'Intoxicating substance' but just curious. :namaste:
by kimjihoon5924
Mon Oct 09, 2017 6:33 pm
Forum: Seon
Topic: Does anyone here practice won buddhism?
Replies: 6
Views: 3307

Re: Does anyone here practice won buddhism?

In South Korea, Won Buddhism is not registered as sect of Korean Buddhism, but an independent religion, influenced by Buddhism, Confucian, Taoist and Cheondoism. Won Buddhism was not founded by any member of the Sangha (Bhikku, Bhikkuni, Upasaka, Upasika) but a man named Park Jongbin Daejongsa, his ...
by kimjihoon5924
Mon Oct 09, 2017 3:03 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Wrist mala too big for wear and practice?
Replies: 1
Views: 298

Wrist mala too big for wear and practice?

There are two wrist malas I use for practice and wear (I don't use 108 ones). The first one, Nepalese Bodhiseed wrist mala is one of my favorite mala (has a nice touch to it) for breath focus and mantras but it seems too large to wear, since I don't prefer my mala to be very visible to other people....
by kimjihoon5924
Sat Oct 07, 2017 5:52 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: How should I deal with these insults to Buddhism?
Replies: 56
Views: 2467

Re: How should I deal with these insults to Buddhism?

If that evangelist were your mother or dear friend, what would you do to help them? This is a serious question, not a rhetorical one. My mother is a protestant but she respects my beliefs, she even tries to learn about the Dharma from me. Well, she is not very serious about her religion as she goes...
by kimjihoon5924
Fri Oct 06, 2017 1:15 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: How should I deal with these insults to Buddhism?
Replies: 56
Views: 2467

Re: How should I deal with these insults to Buddhism?

What should I do? Stop thinking that Buddhism needs to be defended from insults? Let them think what they want to think and let that be the end of it. For example, if they say "You should not follow such teachings, buddhism is evil!" then say "Ok, thank you for your concern". That would be quite a ...
by kimjihoon5924
Fri Oct 06, 2017 1:09 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: How should I deal with these insults to Buddhism?
Replies: 56
Views: 2467

Re: How should I deal with these insults to Buddhism?

Are they family members? If not, yes just ignore them. Those people in that video are a cult, stay away from them. They operate nation-wide, in subways, on streets, parks everywhere. It becomes quite difficult to ignore them when I have to face them every day. Usually I hide my wrist-mala when I en...
by kimjihoon5924
Fri Oct 06, 2017 1:04 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: How should I deal with these insults to Buddhism?
Replies: 56
Views: 2467

Re: How should I deal with these insults to Buddhism?

South Korea's religious situation is interesting because Catholics in Korea are generally passive and friendly with Buddhism but Protestantism has been hostile on Buddhism, Catholicism, Won Buddhism, Confucianism etc (They even protested against the S.Korean gov to boycott Confucian rituals), Protes...
by kimjihoon5924
Fri Oct 06, 2017 12:27 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: How should I deal with these insults to Buddhism?
Replies: 56
Views: 2467

Re: How should I deal with these insults to Buddhism?

This video explains Korean Extremist Protestantism to a certain point, subtitles in english are available just click the subs button.
by kimjihoon5924
Fri Oct 06, 2017 12:17 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: How should I deal with these insults to Buddhism?
Replies: 56
Views: 2467

Re: How should I deal with these insults to Buddhism?

I have been annoyed by some Protestant Koreans numerously lately, most of them somehow found out I have taken refuge in BuddhaDharma and they are starting to message me that "Buddhism is satanic religion", "You should not follow such teachings as god is one, and he condemns such ludicrousness". The...
by kimjihoon5924
Fri Oct 06, 2017 7:55 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: How should I deal with these insults to Buddhism?
Replies: 56
Views: 2467

Re: How should I deal with these insults to Buddhism?

I have been annoyed by some Protestant Koreans numerously lately, most of them somehow found out I have taken refuge in BuddhaDharma and they are starting to message me that "Buddhism is satanic religion", "You should not follow such teachings as god is one, and he condemns such ludicrousness". The...
by kimjihoon5924
Fri Oct 06, 2017 6:49 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: How should I deal with these insults to Buddhism?
Replies: 56
Views: 2467

How should I deal with these insults to Buddhism?

I have been annoyed by some Protestant Koreans numerously lately, most of them somehow found out I have taken refuge in BuddhaDharma and they are starting to message me that "Buddhism is satanic religion", "You should not follow such teachings as god is one, and he condemns such ludicrousness". They...
by kimjihoon5924
Thu Oct 05, 2017 1:57 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Any Mantras when facing harmful spirits and trying to enlighten them through the mantra?
Replies: 7
Views: 532

Re: Any Mantras when facing harmful spirits and trying to enlighten them through the mantra?

If a spirit is harmful it is unlikely that they will want to take you as a teacher, so how do you expect to guide them towards enlightenment. Saying the Vajra Guru mantra will protect you though. Saying the six syllable mantra may calm them. [/quote] Haha unfortunately I am not an enlightened sentie...
by kimjihoon5924
Thu Oct 05, 2017 11:35 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Any Mantras when facing harmful spirits and trying to enlighten them through the mantra?
Replies: 7
Views: 532

Any Mantras when facing harmful spirits and trying to enlighten them through the mantra?

Some say Padmasambhava's mantra 'Om Ah Hum Vajra Guru Padma Siddhi Hum' and Avalokiteshvara's 'Om Mani Padme Hum' is effective :namaste:
by kimjihoon5924
Thu Oct 05, 2017 8:23 am
Forum: Seon
Topic: Hyongak Sunim fed up with Korean Seon
Replies: 15
Views: 1017

Re: Hyongak Sunim fed up with Korean Seon

ItsRaining wrote:Most Buddhists in history would have just been praying to Buddhas and Bodhisattvas and not trying to reach enlightenment.
Yes I am aware, but even praying to Amitabha is a way to reach enlightenment Sukhavati,
by kimjihoon5924
Thu Oct 05, 2017 7:40 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: What is your favorite Tantra, Sutra, Etc.
Replies: 19
Views: 1287

Re: What is your favorite Tantra, Sutra, Etc.

The Vajracchedika Prajnaparamita Sutra, aka the Diamond Sutra. Never seen a sutra so enlightening and helpful as this.
by kimjihoon5924
Thu Oct 05, 2017 7:38 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Buddha as a god
Replies: 24
Views: 1673

Re: Buddha as a god

Many from Mahayana tradition here in Korea views Avalokiteshvara Bodhisattva, Amitabha Buddha, Ksitigarbha Bodhisattva as deities who bestows good fortune, good luck and longevity. However, I see those Bodhisattva's and Buddha's as a manifestation ourselves, so we could be like them. And those deity...
by kimjihoon5924
Thu Oct 05, 2017 7:35 am
Forum: Seon
Topic: Hyongak Sunim fed up with Korean Seon
Replies: 15
Views: 1017

Hyongak Sunim fed up with Korean Seon

http://english.hani.co.kr/arti/english_edition/e_entertainment/755201.html I think Venerable Hyongak made a very good decision. Korean Buddhism is falling into corruption, political fights in the Jogye Order (Largest Zen (Seon) order in South Korea. Majority of Korean Buddhists I've met were just pr...
by kimjihoon5924
Thu Oct 05, 2017 7:25 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Do we need to go through certain ritual to become an Upasaka (Laity)?
Replies: 3
Views: 374

Do we need to go through certain ritual to become an Upasaka (Laity)?

Is there a need to go through a process similar to that of 'Baptism' to become an Upasaka or Upasika? If a person do not go through such process is this person not a Buddhist yet? I was born in a family with a Mahayana Zen Paternal side and Protestant Maternal side but I am not sure if practicing th...
by kimjihoon5924
Sun Jul 02, 2017 1:49 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: My Bodhi seed wrist mala color detereoriating
Replies: 9
Views: 601

Re: My Bodhi seed wrist mala color detereoriating

Btw, How long should we leave the oil on the mala? I usually leave the oil on the mala for an hour or so and rub the remaining throughout my mala.
by kimjihoon5924
Sun Jul 02, 2017 1:47 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Traveling to Buddhist Countries
Replies: 13
Views: 1063

Re: Traveling to Buddhist Countries

Come to South Korea. Korea has a long history of being a Buddhist nation. South Korea is one of the safest nations in asia to travel. Notably, Korea has something called Tripitaka Koreana (Palman Daejanggyeong), collection of the Tripitaka carved onto 81,258 wooden printing blocks in the 13th centur...