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by Ayu
Fri May 08, 2020 10:14 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Mahayana/Vajrayana Links and Resources
Replies: 24
Views: 16123

Re: Essential & Useful Reading on Abhidharma and Prajnaparamita/Madhyamaka

I've merged the new thread "Essential & Useful Reading on Abhidharma and Prajnaparamita/Madhyamaka" - which started here viewtopic.php?f=39&t=17#p530785 - with this old sticked thread "Mahayana/Vajrayana Links and Recources"
by Ayu
Thu May 07, 2020 8:55 am
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: Plants Acquiring Sentience
Replies: 40
Views: 1228

Re: Plants Acquiring Sentience

I hope you respect this specific subforum and refrain from disparaging speech against other people's venerable teachers. :juggling: Please accept if other members disagree. On my search I found at least one article about the specific role of trees in Buddha's life. It doesn't dare to talk about sent...
by Ayu
Wed May 06, 2020 7:20 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: My sister and I
Replies: 7
Views: 483

Re: My sister and I

Hello Roro, the buddhist way to deal with it is nothing one can apply intellectually. One has to practice buddhist thinking and behavior for a long time in order to be able to apply it. And it's not easy to give a fitting advice since nobody here knows you, your sister or your mum. Therefore you can...
by Ayu
Mon May 04, 2020 5:04 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Offering bowl water and pets
Replies: 64
Views: 1928

Re: Offering bowl water and pets

weitsicht wrote:
Mon May 04, 2020 4:59 pm
If 183 words of mine are total BS, it's probably better for them to be deleted. So I requested the Admin.
@heart -Be so kind and also delete the quotation of mine.

I come to understand why there's such a big quota of "silent readers" in this forum...
I removed those regarding posts.
by Ayu
Mon May 04, 2020 5:01 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Heat Energy
Replies: 2
Views: 238

Re: Heat Energy

If you want to know about Tantra teachings, you cannot find valid discourse here. People vowed not to talk about it.
You'll need a teacher or read the book. :smile:
by Ayu
Mon May 04, 2020 3:25 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Alan Wallace: Dzogchen, COVID-19 & the prophecy received by Dudjom Lingpa
Replies: 71
Views: 3615

Re: Alan Wallace: Dzogchen, COVID-19 & the prophecy received by Dudjom Lingpa

Buddhism is the only religion I ever had, thanks to my parents. I don't see anyone practice even shamata in monotheistic religions so you would have to invent something new even on that level. /magnus You don't see because you choose not to see. Christianity has shamatha, mantra recitation as well ...
by Ayu
Sun May 03, 2020 2:29 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Peeing in a lake
Replies: 7
Views: 459

Re: Peeing in a lake

I think the quantity is the problem. When there are many people at the same bathing place and they all have the same idea...
Urine can transport germs as well.
by Ayu
Sun May 03, 2020 8:53 am
Forum: Chod
Topic: Namkhai Norbu Chod text
Replies: 1
Views: 220

Re: Namkhai Norbu Chod text

You're the third person this week who asks for this practice text. This means, you are asking publicly for pirated restricted material. I think it would be a better solution to ask at Tara Mandala directly. If you have to pay for the paper you can be sure you're supporting a Dharma center who has to...
by Ayu
Sun May 03, 2020 7:42 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Responding to praise and compliments
Replies: 6
Views: 319

Re: Responding to praise and compliments

Yes, it depends on the circumstances. I have three kinds of reaction: Either I emphasize on my minor qualities in order to balance the person into a realistic view - if someone praises my character. Or if someone just wanted to be friendly, I simply say "Thank you" and move forward to another topic....
by Ayu
Sat May 02, 2020 3:21 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Austrian Magician Wolfgang Moser turns Water into Wine and other beverages
Replies: 22
Views: 793

Re: Austrian Magician Wolfgang Moser turns Water into Wine and other beverages

Aemilius wrote:
Thu Apr 30, 2020 1:16 pm
...

Do we need a cause or explanation? All things or substances are empty.
Watch an explanation anyhow, here from 6:18
by Ayu
Fri May 01, 2020 11:36 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: The sense in long rituals for non-Tibetans?
Replies: 16
Views: 769

Re: The sense in long rituals for non-Tibetans?

... I don't believe westerners should be forced to practice outside of their native language. Occasional rituals that maintain their traditional Tibetan chanting is one thing (and I admit can be quite powerful provided their translation is provided to facilitate understanding), but to ask people to...
by Ayu
Thu Apr 30, 2020 8:46 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: The sense in long rituals for non-Tibetans?
Replies: 16
Views: 769

Re: The sense in long rituals for non-Tibetans?

There is even benefit if one doesn't understand anything at all. I say this from own experience.
by Ayu
Wed Apr 29, 2020 8:19 pm
Forum: Bön
Topic: Why Bon ≈ Buddhism?
Replies: 16
Views: 746

Re: Why Bon ≈ Buddhism?

Thanks.
I'll lock this topic now due to rudeness of the OP.
by Ayu
Mon Apr 27, 2020 3:49 pm
Forum: Bön
Topic: Why Bon ≈ Buddhism?
Replies: 16
Views: 746

Re: Why Bon ≈ Buddhism?

I think, the Bon subforum is not for questioning if Bon is legitimately at all. Every tradition deserves a certain amount of respect in it's regarding subforum. If this thread runs into the direction of disrespect, it will be locked. What I said is a fact, not a put down. Sorry, I didn't refer to y...
by Ayu
Mon Apr 27, 2020 7:58 am
Forum: Bön
Topic: Why Bon ≈ Buddhism?
Replies: 16
Views: 746

Re: Why Bon ≈ Buddhism?

I think, the Bon subforum is not for questioning if Bon is legitimately at all. Every tradition deserves a certain amount of respect in it's regarding subforum.

If this thread runs into the direction of disrespect, it will be locked.
by Ayu
Sun Apr 26, 2020 9:34 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Alzheimer's Disease
Replies: 13
Views: 665

Re: Alzheimer's Disease

... My understanding is that the brain is damaged and so the skandha of consciosness (विज्ञान vijñāna) is in a way out of order. .... In my observation the skandha of consciousness was complety okay when my mother had dementia. Maybe dementia and Alzheimer differ? My mother was here now 100% on an ...
by Ayu
Sun Apr 26, 2020 9:13 am
Forum: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: About sitting
Replies: 5
Views: 281

Re: About sitting

Buddhist practice is not only meditation in sitting position. Having severe difficulties with a practice might have two different possible reasons: a) Maybe there is something wrong with the performance of the practice - this can be due to manifold different reasons. Or b) This practice is not the r...
by Ayu
Sun Apr 26, 2020 8:21 am
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: Soul Integration
Replies: 138
Views: 4924

Re: Soul Integration

Seems to me you can agree to disagree. The OP's question has been answered sufficiently.

Topic locked due to complaints from several sides.
by Ayu
Sun Apr 26, 2020 8:13 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: What Happens if you Drink/Inject Rubbing Alcohol?
Replies: 1
Views: 272

Re: What Happens if you Drink/Inject Rubbing Alcohol?

This topic refers to the latest ideas by Donald Trump. I think, it needs no discussion, because the matter is clear: using desinfection fluids internally will lead to death.
You do not even need much education to know this.

Therefore this topic is locked.

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