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by Nosta
Wed Sep 21, 2016 11:10 pm
Forum: Meditation
Topic: Preferred Time of the Day for Meditation
Replies: 11
Views: 1883

Re: Preferred Time of the Day for Meditation

I choose: 9pm-midnight, thats when I go to bed (near 11pm) and have some time to meditate, altought I may try some meditation during the sleep (when I woke up in the middle of the night).
by Nosta
Sat Sep 17, 2016 9:31 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Where are the bodhisattvas?
Replies: 32
Views: 4420

Re: Where are the bodhisattvas?

Notice that the OP question contains the assumption that the bodhisattvas are, in fact, somewhere. The arguments supporting their existence run into the exact same problems as assertions that God is watching over us and taking care of us. To wit, if they are so powerful and kind why is life down he...
by Nosta
Sat Sep 17, 2016 12:58 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Where are the bodhisattvas?
Replies: 32
Views: 4420

Re: Where are the bodhisattvas?

Good post Ayu :) Thats a valid aproach to understand the contact with Buddhas and Boddhisattvas. But now I will be more literal: some people see Amitabha for example, most of the time when they are near death. Thinking about Pure Land, it is said that people that reborn there, become -sooner or late...
by Nosta
Fri Sep 16, 2016 7:32 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Where are the bodhisattvas?
Replies: 32
Views: 4420

Re: Where are the bodhisattvas?

But I also know that my mind is very impure, more than ordinary people: whenever I try to meditate, my mind jumps like a wild crazy monkey! I should not say that so. Really not. It is actually because we dare meditate, we dare looking into our mind that we see this jumping in all directions. When w...
by Nosta
Fri Sep 16, 2016 9:01 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Where are the bodhisattvas?
Replies: 32
Views: 4420

Re: Where are the bodhisattvas?

AlexMcLeod wrote:
pael wrote:How you can contact with bodhisattvas?
Purify your mind and they will make themselves known to you.

I never heard them or come to know them. But I also know that my mind is very impure, more than ordinary people: whenever I try to meditate, my mind jumps like a wild crazy monkey!
by Nosta
Thu Sep 08, 2016 10:04 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Buddhist way to counteract depression/sadness
Replies: 22
Views: 2800

Re: Buddhist way to counteract depression/sadness

Great idea! :)

Altought I remember reading somewhere in a topic - here in the Dharma Wheel forums - that prostrations have some techical details, you need a master/teacher to guide you so you can do it in a proper way and avoid physical damage (in your back for example).
by Nosta
Wed Sep 07, 2016 6:11 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Buddhist way to counteract depression/sadness
Replies: 22
Views: 2800

Re: Buddhist way to counteract depression/sadness

Sometimes I have the strenght to think like that indeed: it will pass. But many times I am really down, and that will not work.
by Nosta
Wed Sep 07, 2016 8:55 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Buddhist way to counteract depression/sadness
Replies: 22
Views: 2800

Re: Buddhist way to counteract depression/sadness

Thanks, really good advices Monlam, really :) I dont know to much about zazen, I think I must search some book or text to understand it better. I know some concepts behind zazen, but not completly how to apply it in my practice (I mean, I understand some theory on zazen, and only that). Nembutsu may...
by Nosta
Mon Sep 05, 2016 10:14 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Buddhist way to counteract depression/sadness
Replies: 22
Views: 2800

Re: Buddhist way to counteract depression/sadness

Many interesting answers so far, thanks a lot!

I will check the book ;)
by Nosta
Mon Aug 29, 2016 10:34 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Buddhist way to counteract depression/sadness
Replies: 22
Views: 2800

Re: Buddhist way to counteract depression/sadness

Thanks all of you :)

I think that, as White Lotus said, I may be needing some medication. I am still a very weak person (I mean, far far away from being a good meditator), so I think that I may be needing to ask for profissional help...
by Nosta
Mon Aug 29, 2016 12:01 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Buddhist way to counteract depression/sadness
Replies: 22
Views: 2800

Re: Buddhist way to counteract depression/sadness

I am asking this to read more ideas, but sometimes it works to concentrate (when I am able to do so, and thats rare) on my breath or just on Amitabha name. Nevertheless, it seems to take a lot to get some results. What about other ideas, like specific breath exercises, specific mantras to counteract...
by Nosta
Sun Aug 28, 2016 2:32 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Buddhist way to counteract depression/sadness
Replies: 22
Views: 2800

Buddhist way to counteract depression/sadness

What kind of practices are the best to fight depression and sadness?
by Nosta
Thu Aug 11, 2016 9:52 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Question about my "anti healing powers" :(
Replies: 16
Views: 2007

Re: Question about my "anti healing powers" :(

Once agaon, thanks for all the answers (I read all of them carefully). From what I see, it seems that its just a coincidence. I mean, it seems that is not some kind of "witchcraft" or "bad karma" causing me to hurt others through prayers. My fear is that, for some karmic [from a past life] reason, I...
by Nosta
Wed Aug 10, 2016 10:40 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Question about my "anti healing powers" :(
Replies: 16
Views: 2007

Re: Question about my "anti healing powers" :(

Thanks for all the answers so far.

I dont pretend to be a healer. Sometimes its just the wish to help with a pray or a mantra, but I think I fail even on that.
by Nosta
Tue Aug 09, 2016 6:46 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Question about my "anti healing powers" :(
Replies: 16
Views: 2007

Question about my "anti healing powers" :(

Most of the time I think that I am not able to help healing people through prays, mantras, etc. I think I have the opposite effect when I want to help. When I was a teen boy, a truly believer in Christ and God, I used to pray for people in need. Most of the time they would not get better and in one ...
by Nosta
Tue Aug 02, 2016 7:30 pm
Forum: Prayers and Aspirations
Topic: A pray for my small kid
Replies: 7
Views: 1117

Re: A pray for my small kid

Thanks all of you :)

He is not 100% yet, but the fever is more spread over time and not so strong, I think that tomorrow or within 2 days he will get completly ok :)

Thanks!
by Nosta
Sun Jul 31, 2016 10:58 am
Forum: Prayers and Aspirations
Topic: A pray for my small kid
Replies: 7
Views: 1117

Re: A pray for my small kid

Thanks Johnny. I am worried these days because he got sick or with fever many times (specially know during Summer, when you expect mre diseases in winter) and I tought it could be something serious like a problem on his immunity system. It seems it is not, but even so I am still worried and depressed.
by Nosta
Sat Jul 30, 2016 6:09 pm
Forum: Prayers and Aspirations
Topic: A pray for my small kid
Replies: 7
Views: 1117

Re: A pray for my small kid

Thanks :)
by Nosta
Sat Jul 30, 2016 2:48 pm
Forum: Prayers and Aspirations
Topic: A pray for my small kid
Replies: 7
Views: 1117

A pray for my small kid

My small kid laterly gets sick with ease, it seems that its nothing special, but I was worried. Today he has some fever.

Could you pray for him, to remove the sickness and improve his imunitary system?

Thanks!
by Nosta
Wed Jul 20, 2016 9:51 pm
Forum: Pure Land
Topic: Practicing solo
Replies: 15
Views: 2282

Re: Practicing solo

shaunc wrote:Thanks for the support everyone, especially Rory, you must have gone to a lot of trouble sending me the PM and all of the links. I feel a lot more confident now to carry on with my practice and do some more study.
Namo Amida Butsu.

Thats Rory! I am thankful to him too :)

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