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by 明安 Myoan
Fri Sep 20, 2019 10:28 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Why Try At All In Life?
Replies: 23
Views: 906

Re: Why Try At All In Life?

If everything in life is impermanence, why try at all? Besides practicing meditation, all other efforts are fruitless to our individual path to nirvana, peace and happiness. Hi, hkvanx. Impermanence has a positive aspect: you can grow positive tendencies, like generosity and patience, while relinqu...
by 明安 Myoan
Thu Sep 19, 2019 3:30 am
Forum: Dharma Stories
Topic: Thread with no words
Replies: 137
Views: 26354

Re: Thread with no words

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by 明安 Myoan
Tue Sep 17, 2019 6:16 am
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Do I have to be nice all the time?
Replies: 15
Views: 943

Re: Do I have to be nice all the time?

I mean it's preferable to recognize for example that one's thoughts are angry, and feel shame, because that's admitting the need for restraint and care. At first there's a lot of thinking after the fact "I shouldn't have said or done that" but of course everyone has the potentials for positive devel...
by 明安 Myoan
Tue Sep 17, 2019 4:14 am
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Do I have to be nice all the time?
Replies: 15
Views: 943

Re: Do I have to be nice all the time?

To the OP, an early recognition is preferable to a late one.
Being nice doesn't always feel good, either.
But you know your mind and situation better.
by 明安 Myoan
Mon Sep 16, 2019 5:16 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Dream Yoga
Replies: 54
Views: 2951

Re: Dream Yoga

:thumbsup:
by 明安 Myoan
Sun Sep 15, 2019 6:23 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Thanks guys and apologies!
Replies: 15
Views: 763

Re: Thanks guys and apologies!

I like reading your posts too :)
by 明安 Myoan
Sat Sep 14, 2019 9:07 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Is it worth it to resist your well-deserved bad karma?
Replies: 57
Views: 2219

Re: Is it worth it to resist your well-deserved bad karma?

Tkp, are you describing samadhi from chanting? Might be worth its own thread, as I see that as one of the wonderful commonalities across traditions :reading: I think when someone remembers to practice during a nightmare, or under any kind of duress, then this is seeking refuge in the Three Jewels. T...
by 明安 Myoan
Sat Sep 14, 2019 7:11 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Is it worth it to resist your well-deserved bad karma?
Replies: 57
Views: 2219

Re: Is it worth it to resist your well-deserved bad karma?

In case someone is so inclined: There are also several mantras which need only to be seen to bring benefit, so putting one of these somewhere in your house is an easy way to form a connection between a robber and the Dharma, to help them in a future life :smile: You can also rely on Namgyälma and he...
by 明安 Myoan
Sat Sep 14, 2019 12:44 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Non-Attachment to Spouse and Kids
Replies: 11
Views: 681

Re: Non-Attachment to Spouse and Kids

:good: Another mid-30's married guy here. Married life presents lots of opportunities for practice, because so much of the teachings involve how we think, speak, and act around others. I understand feeling a gap between your practice and daily life, but it's a challenge that every householder Buddhi...
by 明安 Myoan
Fri Sep 13, 2019 7:44 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Dream Yoga
Replies: 54
Views: 2951

Re: Dream Yoga

Thank you for sharing. I'll check it out :thumbsup: In a way. I aspire to practice in my sleep and concentrate on nembutsu or visualizations as I fall asleep. I've had several teaching dreams, but they're rare. More often, I become aware in nightmares and begin to practice. Then I wake up. I remembe...
by 明安 Myoan
Fri Sep 13, 2019 4:19 pm
Forum: Meditation
Topic: What do you "see" when you meditate please
Replies: 14
Views: 1011

Re: What do you "see" when you meditate please

It depends on your method and intent, both of which are important.
by 明安 Myoan
Thu Sep 12, 2019 12:28 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Salutations
Replies: 5
Views: 446

Re: Salutations

Hello and welcome :)

Big fan of FPMT and Lama Zopa Rinpoche myself.

:thumbsup:
by 明安 Myoan
Wed Sep 11, 2019 3:17 pm
Forum: Gelug
Topic: Is idiot compassion a thing?
Replies: 38
Views: 2781

Re: Is idiot compassion a thing?

Berzin on the Eight Worldly Concerns.
by 明安 Myoan
Tue Sep 10, 2019 8:06 pm
Forum: Gelug
Topic: Is idiot compassion a thing?
Replies: 38
Views: 2781

Re: Is idiot compassion a thing?

:good:
by 明安 Myoan
Tue Sep 10, 2019 5:51 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Why doesn’t Medicine Buddha heal me?
Replies: 90
Views: 3151

Re: Why doesn’t Medicine Buddha heal me?

Of note also is the mental pain body, which any remembrance of a buddha has the power to heal through the simple fact of replacing a rotten peg with a new one. So in this respect, the mantra restores your capacity to act as a Bodhisattva by remembering the causes of virtue and abandoning the causes ...
by 明安 Myoan
Tue Sep 10, 2019 3:45 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Why doesn’t Medicine Buddha heal me?
Replies: 90
Views: 3151

Re: Why doesn’t Medicine Buddha heal me?

Your vows will protect you. This really is workable. I'll have confidence on your behalf :smile: Message me if you want to talk about Amitabha sometime. Wish I knew more about the Medicine Buddha, I think there is an answer for you. At the very least, consider the benefits of thinking of a buddha, i...
by 明安 Myoan
Tue Sep 10, 2019 5:47 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Why doesn’t Medicine Buddha heal me?
Replies: 90
Views: 3151

Re: Why doesn’t Medicine Buddha heal me?

Just preserve the vows to help others, whatever you do. If we recite the Medicine Buddha mantra as a daily practice, all the Buddhas and bodhisattvas pay attention to us, just as a mother pays attention to her beloved child, and always guide us. Vajrapani, the embodiment of all the Buddhas’ power, t...
by 明安 Myoan
Sun Sep 08, 2019 6:27 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Is it worth it to resist your well-deserved bad karma?
Replies: 57
Views: 2219

Re: Is it worth it to resist your well-deserved bad karma?

That depends entirely on you and your practice.

And stated more clearly, karma is not determinism.

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