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by catmoon
Sat Jan 16, 2010 8:24 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Ven. Huifeng on bodhicitta
Replies: 10
Views: 1574

Ven. Huifeng on bodhicitta

In another thread Huifeng said If one wishes to understand the Mahayana, without Bodhicitta, even if one reads enough sutras and sastras to fill the ancient library of Alexandria, understanding will always remain out of reach. This upset a cartload of my preconceptions. Now, I'm not looking for a Dh...
by catmoon
Thu Jan 14, 2010 8:20 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: The Medicine Buddha Mantra word for word
Replies: 12
Views: 5510

Re: The Medicine Buddha Mantra word for word

Half the time I don't know if I'm chanting in Sanskrit, Pali, or Japanese! Just to add on to what Yeshe had posted above ... Mantras are usually preserved in Sanskrit pronunciation and not translated to another language. The importance of a mantra is more with the sound resonance and the link to it...
by catmoon
Wed Jan 13, 2010 3:06 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: The Medicine Buddha Mantra word for word
Replies: 12
Views: 5510

Re: The Medicine Buddha Mantra word for word

Um. I was expecting the Tibetan version, given the nature of the forum. What language is this? confused again... most of the mantras i use, have svaha instead of soha and so on. Why? Cuz this the way Bhodipaksa does them. Why does he do them that way? No idea. Half the time I don't know if I'm chant...
by catmoon
Tue Jan 12, 2010 6:20 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Euthanasia and the 1st Precept
Replies: 69
Views: 9634

Re: Euthanasia and the 1st Precept

So sorry Catmoon. :hug: It's not so bad. I came into this willingly. Kitty is quite comfy and happy. Her toes are all nice and pink again, she has managed to get in and out of her litterbox, and I am busily reconstructing my finances. I feel my duties, if you call them that, are well taken care of....
by catmoon
Mon Jan 11, 2010 10:49 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Euthanasia and the 1st Precept
Replies: 69
Views: 9634

Re: Euthanasia and the 1st Precept

I went in to pick up Missy today. Right now she is curled up in the front hall imitating a throw rug. She seems content. However, she still has a dragging leg. Her toes are pinking up a bit. But, as will happen, life has thrown another curve ball. The vets found a little blood in her fur and shaved ...
by catmoon
Sun Jan 10, 2010 11:40 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Buddhist Blogging Still Up to Date
Replies: 3
Views: 862

Re: Buddhist Blogging Still Up to Date

Nifty site. I like it a lot, especially the way tags are used for indexing. Content is very good too!
by catmoon
Sun Jan 10, 2010 11:34 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: An open heart; poison into nectar
Replies: 38
Views: 3833

Re: An open heart; poison into nectar

This is my last post. Temporary peace will be restored, everlasting I wish all. :anjali: It better NOT be. You quit posting and I will send a thousand devas to kick your butt. I have noticed a marked change in your postings lately and I am nursing a suspicion that you have attained an insight of so...
by catmoon
Sun Jan 10, 2010 11:23 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Euthanasia and the 1st Precept
Replies: 69
Views: 9634

Re: Euthanasia and the 1st Precept

Missy update: Today I visited and she was herself again. She was purring, responding to grooming and ate and drank small amounts. She has one hind leg working enough to move herself, and one dragging with little circulation. Prognosis is still poor, but the plan is to bring her home tomorrow and see...
by catmoon
Fri Jan 08, 2010 10:21 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Euthanasia and the 1st Precept
Replies: 69
Views: 9634

Re: Euthanasia and the 1st Precept

Hi guys. How about an emergency crash course in how to use my rudimentary knowledge of Green Tara practice while kitty is sick? I know the mantra, but that's about it. Thanks for your kindnesses. I'm completely going through the wringer here, and poor Missy, well... it's a painful lonely situation f...
by catmoon
Fri Jan 08, 2010 8:49 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Euthanasia and the 1st Precept
Replies: 69
Views: 9634

Re: Euthanasia and the 1st Precept

Well it's my turn. Kitty is very ill at the vet's and under treatment. We will know if she will recover or not within the next 24 hrs. If not, well... I'm gonna have to call the shot one way or the other. I might end up with a half paralyzed cat to care for. This could get difficult.
by catmoon
Wed Jan 06, 2010 9:01 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: World's smartest dog
Replies: 3
Views: 637

Re: World's smartest dog

If you're intersted in the topic, be sure to look up Chuck Eisenmann and the Littlest Hobo dogs.
by catmoon
Tue Jan 05, 2010 1:33 pm
Forum: Pure Land
Topic: Amitabha Pureland Web
Replies: 2
Views: 1052

Re: Amitabha Pureland Web

wow it sure is a beautiful site.
by catmoon
Tue Jan 05, 2010 8:31 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: A challenge for Keith
Replies: 17
Views: 2261

Re: A challenge for Keith

Actually I have used the Green Tara mantra from time to time. It seems especially good when life has been beating me up some. The way I look at it, the Tara aspect of Buddha emphasizes kindly care and sometimes we all need that. It's a very comfy practice. Speaking of resonance, the other day I went...
by catmoon
Mon Jan 04, 2010 7:45 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Flight of the Garuda.
Replies: 8
Views: 1644

Re: Flight of the Garuda.

Really? I was sorta guessing that it would be like "Oh. That's empty too. Dang."
by catmoon
Mon Jan 04, 2010 11:21 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: A challenge for Keith
Replies: 17
Views: 2261

Re: A challenge for Keith

LauraJ wrote:
catmoon wrote:Every Man And His Octopus?
:lol:

It means, "Wonderful! Yes!"
Oh. I musta done something right then. :o

I wonder what it was. :?
by catmoon
Mon Jan 04, 2010 11:14 am
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Essential nature.
Replies: 28
Views: 3069

Re: Essential nature.

What do you think he meant - 1. The mind has no inherent existence 2. The mind has no existence at all ? Absence of emotional and cognetive obscurations is not nothingness. Absence of ego-conceptualization is not a state of being unconsiousness. Absence of duality like: this is so, I am this, so th...
by catmoon
Mon Jan 04, 2010 10:58 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: A challenge for Keith
Replies: 17
Views: 2261

Re: A challenge for Keith

While reciting manis i took as object - the sound- of the mantra, nothing else. Even in silent recitation, I found one can focus completely on the sound, much as one can focus completely on the breath. An advantage is that while completely focussed on mental sound, external sounds are mostly not he...
by catmoon
Mon Jan 04, 2010 10:55 am
Forum: Suggestion Box
Topic: Forum layout and structure - some questions
Replies: 19
Views: 2549

Re: Forum layout and structure - some questions

No hidden barbs intended, I just had another silly attack. Dang, I was really hoping to see Venerable's reaction to having a new sect started in his name. Maybe if I'm patient....
by catmoon
Mon Jan 04, 2010 12:37 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Euthanasia and the 1st Precept
Replies: 69
Views: 9634

Re: Euthanasia and the 1st Precept

A PETA member usually holds that any personal involvement or useage of animals in other than their natural state is a ethical no no. I would be interested in any buddhist teachings that do not accord with PETA's position on that, if anyone knows of any? Required reading for anyone involved with, or...
by catmoon
Mon Jan 04, 2010 12:30 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: A challenge for Keith
Replies: 17
Views: 2261

Re: A challenge for Keith

Tnks Luke, this outline of practice will definitely be used to shape my visualizations. Had an interesting session last night. While reciting manis i took as object - the sound- of the mantra, nothing else. Even in silent recitation, I found one can focus completely on the sound, much as one can foc...

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