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Bodhisattva

Post by cjdevries » Wed Feb 12, 2020 5:40 pm

What if a person looks within and cannot generate the proper remorse for unskillful or harmful action? Is there a Bodhisattva one can call on who can help one reform and return to humility and humanity?

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Re: Bodhisattva

Post by cjdevries » Wed Feb 12, 2020 6:27 pm

Tara perhaps?

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Könchok Thrinley
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Re: Bodhisattva

Post by Könchok Thrinley » Wed Feb 12, 2020 11:26 pm

Mind training would be better. Think about the cause and effect. Read Patrul Rinpoche's Words of My Perfect Teacher it has an amazing chapter on karma for example. Also meditating on impermanence is a good idea and well... in general the 4 thoughts are important.
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Re: Bodhisattva

Post by Johnny Dangerous » Thu Feb 13, 2020 12:00 am

cjdevries wrote:
Wed Feb 12, 2020 5:40 pm
What if a person looks within and cannot generate the proper remorse for unskillful or harmful action? Is there a Bodhisattva one can call on who can help one reform and return to humility and humanity?
Since this is a block of empathy or compassion at heart, Avalokiteshvara might be a nice choice also.
"...if you think about how many hours, months and years of your life you've spent looking at things, being fascinated by things that have now passed away, then how wonderful to spend even five minutes looking into the nature of your own mind."

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Re: Bodhisattva

Post by Simon E. » Thu Feb 13, 2020 12:15 am

Könchok Thrinley wrote:
Wed Feb 12, 2020 11:26 pm
Mind training would be better. Think about the cause and effect. Read Patrul Rinpoche's Words of My Perfect Teacher it has an amazing chapter on karma for example. Also meditating on impermanence is a good idea and well... in general the 4 thoughts are important.
This. Cut out the middle man. Let’s be the Buddhadharma equivalent of monotheists.
“The difference between us and Tara is that she knows she doesn’t exist”.

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Re: Bodhisattva

Post by 明安 Myoan » Thu Feb 13, 2020 1:57 am

:good:

Also, purification, like the 35 Confession Buddhas if you have time, and Namgyälma or Vajrasattva if you only have time for a mantra.
With a heart wandering in ignorance down this path and that, to guide me I simply say Namu-Amida-Butsu. -- Ippen

The Fundamental Vow [of Amitabha Buddha] is just for such people as woodcutters and grassgatherers, vegetable pickers, drawers of water and the like, illiterate folk who merely recite the Buddha's name wholeheartedly, confident that as a result of saying "Namu Amida Butsu" they will be born into the western land. -- Master Hōnen

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