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by Nosta
Sat Jul 16, 2016 10:01 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: On the fringe and on the fence - questions from a would be tantric
Replies: 58
Views: 5305

Re: On the fringe and on the fence - questions from a would be tantric

tiagolps wrote:
4. Catholics in Portugal also believe that the rain is the responsibility of a saint. Also creating a connection with tantric deities is good for future lifes.
Maybe in the past :tongue:
by Nosta
Fri May 13, 2016 7:13 pm
Forum: Pure Land
Topic: Pure Land Blog by a priest
Replies: 1
Views: 566

Re: Pure Land Blog by a priest

Great link :)

Thanks for sharing!
by Nosta
Thu May 12, 2016 5:44 pm
Forum: Pure Land
Topic: Bardo of death may be a problem for becoming lucid
Replies: 41
Views: 5240

Re: Bardo of death may be a problem for becoming lucid

But why do you believe that japanese PL is more correct than chinese?

Sorry if this sounds like an attack, but my question is really just for curiosity an trying to understand things :)
by Nosta
Wed May 11, 2016 7:48 pm
Forum: Pure Land
Topic: Bardo of death may be a problem for becoming lucid
Replies: 41
Views: 5240

Re: Bardo of death may be a problem for becoming lucid

Thanks all of you, for answering. Regarding the Jodo Shu practice: - In "Buddhism of Wisdow and Faith", and I dont know exactly where, they refer some cases where people couldnt rebirth on Pure Land for the lack of support (ie, people chanting "Amitabha" near the deceased). - Also, in the sutras I t...
by Nosta
Mon May 09, 2016 8:56 pm
Forum: Pure Land
Topic: Bardo of death may be a problem for becoming lucid
Replies: 41
Views: 5240

Bardo of death may be a problem for becoming lucid

Every time I go to sleep I fall KO, loosing my senses and consciousness, as everybody does. And thats bad! It means that it will happen the same to me when I die: I will loose the oportunity to be lucid and remember "Oh, I died, so lets call Amitabha! Namo Amitabha Buddha!". Thats a problem for ever...
by Nosta
Fri May 06, 2016 8:53 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Questions about Mindfulness
Replies: 22
Views: 2037

Re: Questions about Mindfulness

SeeLion, only now I had the chance to see the video about anxiety, it is really good and useful, thanks!
by Nosta
Fri May 06, 2016 8:51 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Differences in after life experiences all over the world
Replies: 9
Views: 1132

Re: Differences in after life experiences all over the world

Thanks for answering, all of you.

Malcolm, your answer was very clear and precise, thanks.
by Nosta
Thu May 05, 2016 3:48 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Differences in after life experiences all over the world
Replies: 9
Views: 1132

Differences in after life experiences all over the world

All over the world, there are differences between the accounts of the after death visions. For example, christians may see Jesus; tibetans and some buddhists cultures will see wrathful gods or beautiful bodhisattvas. If, as some lamas/Tibetan book of deads/ say, in the bardo we see the wrathful and ...
by Nosta
Wed May 04, 2016 5:50 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Questions about Mindfulness
Replies: 22
Views: 2037

Re: Questions about Mindfulness

Thanks for all the answers. SeeLion, thanks for the vey complete and clear answer, very helpful! I like the idea "waking up posture", its useful and I will try it. When you said "There is a meditation stage, where thoughts indeed stop, but I hesitate to call it more "spiritual". What's more interest...
by Nosta
Tue May 03, 2016 1:40 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Questions about Mindfulness
Replies: 22
Views: 2037

Re: Questions about Mindfulness

Thanks for the answers so far. What I meant was that sometimes the overflow of toughts will make me distracted and loose my mindfulness/awareness of what I am doing. A little like falling asleep, where you loose the sense of your own consciousness. DGA, perhaps thats what I need for now: relax and l...
by Nosta
Tue May 03, 2016 12:08 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Questions about Mindfulness
Replies: 22
Views: 2037

Re: Questions about Mindfulness

Thanks for your reply. Short but meaningful :)

What about "loosing yourself" with the chain of toughts? How can I stop that from happening?
by Nosta
Tue May 03, 2016 11:34 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Questions about Mindfulness
Replies: 22
Views: 2037

Questions about Mindfulness

I have some questions about mindfulness concept. I would like to read your answers and opinions: 1) If I am someone with a high degree of spiritual development, when I am meditating, should my toughts stop OR they dont stop but I am very aware of every tought appearing in the sense door of my mind? ...
by Nosta
Mon Mar 21, 2016 11:24 pm
Forum: Pure Land
Topic: Some toughts about Pure Land practice; personal experience
Replies: 24
Views: 3825

Re: Some toughts about Pure Land practice; personal experience

Pure Land is good.

Meditation (shamata or vipassana) is good.

So, both are even better :D
by Nosta
Mon Mar 21, 2016 7:57 pm
Forum: Pure Land
Topic: Some toughts about Pure Land practice; personal experience
Replies: 24
Views: 3825

Re: Some toughts about Pure Land practice; personal experience

I am already getting it: simple meditation. Just that.

I think that meditation & Pure Land are a good combination.
by Nosta
Mon Mar 21, 2016 3:10 pm
Forum: Pure Land
Topic: Some toughts about Pure Land practice; personal experience
Replies: 24
Views: 3825

Re: Some toughts about Pure Land practice; personal experience

Saoshun, for me its enought to rebirth on Pure Land, when I die.
Until that happens, I would like to try other practices (without leaving Pure Land!).
by Nosta
Tue Feb 23, 2016 10:07 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Creation and Completion Stage Resources?
Replies: 28
Views: 3656

Re: Creation and Completion Stage Resources?

This might be a very helpful tool: https://books.google.com/books?id=M_9tAwAAQBAJ&printsec=frontcover&dq=Vajrasattva+Meditation:+An+Illustrated+Guide&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwi9mr2C2ozLAhVHMhoKHeKHAMAQ6AEIHTAA#v=onepage&q=Vajrasattva%20Meditation%3A%20An%20Illustrated%20Guide&f=false It says the pract...
by Nosta
Tue Feb 23, 2016 9:45 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Creation and Completion Stage Resources?
Replies: 28
Views: 3656

Re: Creation and Completion Stage Resources?

In fact I dont want to keep the same talking about transmission, my question this time was just a quick one, maybe one of you did something on internet. Anyway, I think in August N.Norbu will do it again.

And I am doing practices with no empowerment.

Well, thank you very much once again :)
by Nosta
Mon Feb 22, 2016 10:08 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Creation and Completion Stage Resources?
Replies: 28
Views: 3656

Re: Creation and Completion Stage Resources?

By the way, I was seeking for live webcasts with empowerments/transmissionbut I dont find anything useful. The only thing was me missing the Namkhai Norbu world wide trnamission yesterday! :(

Do you know about any webcast transmission? Be it from N.Norbu or not.

Thanks :)
by Nosta
Mon Feb 22, 2016 9:57 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Creation and Completion Stage Resources?
Replies: 28
Views: 3656

Re: Creation and Completion Stage Resources?

When looking into the Tibetan Buddhism threads, I found one related with Allan Wallace. Thats when I remember reading, in a book he wrote about lucid dreams, about the practice of imagine yourself as a deity. There it seems that you do not the empowerment. After reading your posts, I suppose that he...
by Nosta
Fri Feb 19, 2016 5:05 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Creation and Completion Stage Resources?
Replies: 28
Views: 3656

Re: Creation and Completion Stage Resources?

In the perspective of psychologial benefits, I suppose that there are benefits. For example, you will see many authors saying to mimic the behaviour, manners and toughts of a given person in order to be more like her. You will see that in books about many themes. Of course that the more "mystical" b...

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