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« Reply #30 on: June 02, 2015, 01:22:32 am »


After the crisis. A difficult phase has ended. Rest. Build up your positive energy. You have emerged victorious. Go positively into the future. Success.

The sick farmer

There once was a farmer in India who had a large goiter on his neck. The goiter looked very ugly and was very painful. The farmer was desperate. He asked many doctors. But no one could help him. In his distress he went on pilgrimage to a holy place where an enlightened master lived. The farmer was called Kukcipa. The name of the enlightened master was Nagarjuna. Nagarjuna is one of the founders of Mahayana Buddhism, the connection of the path of enlightenment with the way of all-embracing love (karma yoga).

Nagarjuna instructed the farmer to meditate every day on his crop. He should dissolve the tensions in his throat chacra with yoga exercises. He should envelop it with light and send healing energy to all people over the world. He should think the mantra "light" until his mind is completely at rest. Then he should spend some time in the rest. Kucipa practiced for many years as a yogi. First, the pain in his throat grew bigger and bigger. Prior to healing often comes a phase of energization. Then the pain became less, the goiter disappeared and Kucipa was healed. He was outwardly and inwardly healed. Outwardly he got a healthy body and inwardly peace and happiness.
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« Reply #31 on: June 02, 2015, 11:55:46 pm »


Calm down. Recover from the stress of your life. Meditate, relax, enjoy yourself.

Buddha of light

1. Put your hands together in front of your heart and move your feet. Visualize yourself as a Buddha of light. Think: “I am a Buddha of light. I live in light. I walk the path of light.” Massage light into your whole body and think the mantra “light”. Fill yourself with light. Feel how full of light you are.

2. Move a hand in blessing and send light to all beings. Think “I send light to all people. May all people be happy. May the world be happy .”

3. Visualize Buddha (or your personal spiritual role modell) over you in the sky. Put your hands together over the crown chakra and mentally say: ”Buddha in heaven. Om all enlightened masters. Om inner wisdom. Please guide and help me on my way.”

4. Concentrate on your body, your mind, and the whole world, one after the other. Think the mantra “I am Buddha” while concentrating on each area. Purify your body, your mind and the whole world mentally and fill them with the energy of the mantra. Think or speak the mantra long enough so that the body, mind and the world are cleansed and feel energetically filled.

5. Put your hands on your lap or on the legs. Find your calm. Repeat the mantra “I am a Buddha. I am enlightened. I live in the light. I send the whole world light. May all people be happy. May the world be happy.”  Stop your thoughts. Relax in the meditation. Proceed with optimism on your way.
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« Reply #32 on: June 04, 2015, 01:08:42 am »


Everything is good as it is. Everything is going great. You are on the right way. The Buddhas are very happy with you. Be happy too. What is your reason for being happy?

The Tibetan Yogi Longchenpa

Longchenpa (1308-1363) was a nyingma master and the founder of the traditional line of the non-dogmatic Tibetan hatha yoga. He wrote a lot of books. He combined techniques from Padmasambhava into one teaching. He combined hatha yoga (physical exercise), tantra yoga (work with sexual energy), karma yoga (doing good), deity yoga (imagining role models or seeing oneself as a Buddha) and master yoga (daily prayer, reading).

Longchenpa emphasized existence (Sat-Chid-Ananda, the perfect balance between doing too much or too little) and the master yoga (regular connected with the enlightened masters). He transferred his teachings in a series of visions to the yogi Jigme Lingpa who lived in the 18th century. One of his students was Patrul Rinpoche who also obtained the knowledge (Patrul Rinpoche, The Words of My Perfect Teacher, Arbor Verlag 2001). Longchenpa lived as a free yogi. As a spiritual master he could do a lot of good things for other people. He was very happy with his life at the time of his death: “it was good to live as a yogi and to quickly come to enlightenment. I was happy to be a spiritual master. I am now happy to go to paradise and to be happy in heaven.”

Longchenpa blessed Nils along with Patrul Rinpoche in a dream with the Tibetan Amitabha Yoga. A large golden serpent came from heaven and bit Nils in his crown chakra. She gave him Kundalini energy. She initiated him to spread the Amitabha Buddhimus in the West. Later on Nils also met in Hamburg a real Tibetan Amitabha Guru, made a training and received an initiation. Nils got the Amitabha blessing from the tibetan masters.

Nils June 2015: I just received a large inheritance. Of this I want to build a small retreat center in the woods. May be in three years it will be finished. Then I invite you all to Germany (Hamburg).
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« Reply #33 on: June 05, 2015, 12:23:15 am »


Concentrate on your positive goal. Those who want to reach large goals have to sacrifice for it. They have to give up something and live with self-discipline. “My goals are… My way is… My sacrifice is…” Proceed with strength. Success.

Temple Meditation

All thoughts slowly come to rest. We feel the peace within us. We relax. We see the picture of a beautiful island with our inner eyes. It is surrounded by a beautiful sea. The water splashes gently against the sand. In the middle of the island there is a mountain. It has great, spicy smelling vines growing on it. At the top of the mountain there is a temple. It is the temple of your inner wisdom. You take the path from the beach to the temple. How does the temple look? You walk through the door. Inside, the temple is dark and very calm. In the middle there is a lotus throne with the Buddha Amitabha. It is the embodiment of your inner wisdom. You can now ask the Buddha Amitabha a question.

Ask your question. Meditate on the question until you see the path clearly. Listen to your answer. Find your way of victory. What does your inner wisdom say? Think about your life. Which experiences have you had in your life? How is your situation at the moment? How do you imagine your future? What is your goal? What it is your plan? What is your way to live a wise life? Think about your goals, your mission and your way. What does Amitabha say? Let the answer come to you. Formulate a positive sentence. Think the answer as a mantra repeatedly.

Stop all of your thoughts for a minute. Stay in the meditation for a few minutes. Thoughts and feelings can come and go as they wish. Perhaps you would like to contemplate something further? Maybe a good thought comes to you. Come out of the meditation when the time is right. Stick to your path of truth and wisdom. Go into your future with optimism. Success.
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« Reply #34 on: June 06, 2015, 01:10:43 am »


Which spiritual exercises do you need to get through the day? Save yourself with yoga, positive thinking and meditation. You can be a winner if you do the right exercises at the right time. Success!


Amitabha Meditation


Amitabha (Japanese: Amida) is the Buddha of light and love. He takes you to paradise consciousness. We can visualize Buddha Amitabha as an enlightened master or ourselves as Buddha Amitabha. Both are ways that lead us to inner peace, love, happiness and enlightenment.

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    1    Sit with the back straight and the stomach relaxed. The hands rest in your lap or on the legs.

    2    Concentrate on the earth. Move your feet like going. Feel your feet and the earth. Think in the feet the mantra A-Mi-Ta-Bha. Activate your feet chakra and awaken the strength in you.

    3    Turn around in the spine to the left and right. Look to the left and right. Focus on your body and think several times the mantra "A-Mi-Ta Bha". Fill your body with energy, strength and happiness.
   
    4    Make the prayer gesture (hands together in front of the heart chakra), consider an image of Buddha Amitabha and think, ”Om Buddha Amitabha. Om inner wisdom. Please guide and help me on my way.” Imagine that you are connected with Buddha Amitabha and that his energy flows into you with the mantra.

    5    Move a hand in blessing, send the whole world light (visualize it) and say, "I send light to all people. May all people be happy. May the world be happy."
   
    6    Consider your world as a paradise. What is positive in your life? What is the abundance in your life? "The fullness in my life is ..."

    7    Meditate. Put your hands together in front of the belly. Visualize yourself as the Buddha Amitabha and speak, “I am a Buddha of light. I live in the light. I go the way of light.” Rest in a state of calm.
 
    8    Go positively through life. Optimism. Amitabha Buddha will lead you through your inner voice of wisdom and love to a life in the light. You will get inner happiness. Say ten times the mantra “Amitabha.” Feel that Buddha Amitabhas energy flows into you with the mantra.

Video:     Buddha Amitabha Song https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gtOlT-VvmsI

Quote from http://www.wikihow.com/Become-a-Buddha-Amitabha  (this article is from me)
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« Reply #35 on: June 07, 2015, 12:26:01 am »


Little steps forward. Success.

Small winners win with small steps and endurance. Connect with Buddha Amitabha every day (or any enlightened master of your choice). Live cleverly, and be wise. Live for the happiness of all beings (as a Bodhisattva). Let the light of Buddha Amitabha flow through you into the world. Don’t act from the ego, rather from the light, from the calm and unity of all beings. Send light to all beings. Let yourself trust life. You will have strength enough for everything, you will grow in the light and your life will be a success.
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« Reply #36 on: June 08, 2015, 02:30:47 am »


Calm down. Recover from the stress of your life. Meditate, relax, enjoy yourself.

Zensho-bo said: ”paradise is as certain for a follower of Amitabha as the fact that we all must die one day.” With a faithful heart I trust Amitabha’s oath. We should believe certainly that rebirth into paradise is certain. The contemplation sutra teaches how to visualize Buddha Amitabha and paradise. Honen felt the visualization was unnecessary and concentrated on the name Amitabha. (quoted from Buddhism krass, pages 178, 184, 189, 192).

Comment = Basically, it is enough to mentally repeat Buddha Amitabha’s name. It is helpful to imagine oneself as a Buddha of light, to imagine paradise and to send light to all beings. In Amitabha Buddhism, there are various ways. The main direction is based on the mantra Amitabha (namu Amida Butsu). Many Amitbaha followers do visualization exercises. Man connect daily to Buddha Amitabha with a prayer or meditation.

Visualization combined with mantra is a technique of kundalini yoga. Through visualization we can awaken happiness energy in us and come quickly to the light. It is also good to connect with gestures and physical exercise (yoga, walking). I developed Amitabha yoga to this end. To reach a consciousness of enlightenment and paradise consciousness, we must go through inner purification (to cleanse us from tension). Most people in the west are so tense that they need physical exercise to be able to deeply meditate, enough so that they can reach enlightenment energy.

http://www.wikihow.com/Become-a-Buddha-Amitabha

http://www.wikihow.com/Be-a-Bodhisattva-%28Buddha-of-Love%29 (new)
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« Reply #37 on: June 09, 2015, 12:55:51 am »
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« Reply #38 on: June 10, 2015, 01:55:32 am »


What are your negative characteristics? (For example, fear, depression, rage, addiction, unwisdom). Overcome them. Which positive thoughts help you?

Rage is overcome through thoughts of love and forgiveness. If we fall into grief, there are a lot of good things we can do to come out of it. With fear, it helps to look closely. Then you find a way out of the fear. Unwisdom is to lose oneself in outer happiness tied to relationships, carrier, consumption. If we are too drawn to outer things, we lose our inner peace. If we are plagued by negative thoughts, then we can concentrate on the opposite. Find a thought that you can overcome the unwisdom with.

What can we do to grow in inner happiness and to stay in this state? We can live away from civilization. We can keep worldly energy from invading our energy field. Or we can just let it flow through us. We can let these thoughts and feelings run through us and then they come to rest on their own. We let the rage, sadness, fear and pain go through us until everything comes to rest.

We can also use the worldly energies to grow. Observing the suffering in the world can lead us to keep from being attached to the world. The suffering can lead us to develop balance, wisdom and empathy. We can be wise about dealing with difficulties in that we avoid them and use spiritual techniques to rise above them.

In the right amount, material happiness can help us grow in inner happiness and support us on our spiritual way. We should learn to experience worldly enjoyment with wisdm. We should look closely at what we need. We should find the right balance. One should essentially live modestly on the outside, and rich on the inside. But when suffering a lot on the outside, we can hold the suffering in balance by enjoying a lot on the outside world, too.

We develop inner happiness through a quiet life and spiritual exercises. Through the course of time, a cloud of spiritual energy develops around us. We can learn to keep this cloud. There are a lot of techniques we can use such as solitude, positive thinking, kundalini yoga, mantras (Om Buddha of light) and meditation. If we take the path of all-encompassing love (to live as a Bodhisattva) and don’t act from the ego (wanting to get something), we stabilize the energy field and our heart energy. It is important to live in the correct balance between solitude and love. The spiritual path has to be sensitive, creative, and wise. Then we become Buddhas of light.
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« Reply #39 on: June 11, 2015, 12:58:29 am »


Use your lifetime well. Realize your true self. Become a Buddha of light. Live in the light. Give all people around you light.

“Hold onto the longing to see Buddha before you.” (quote from Buddhism krass, page 186)

Comment = Work on your motivation, otherwise you can lose your spiritual way. How can you motivate yourself to do spiritual exercises every day? Look at your spirituality as a great gift. It is an infinite treasure to have peace, happiness, strength, love and wisdom. It is a great gift to be happy and to live in all-encompassing love. It is a great gift to come to paradise after death.

In today’s world, there is strong worldly energy. It pulls us easily into the material world. A material life means deep dissatisfaction, a lack of love, a lack of inner peace, a lack of inner happiness, a life without perspective. Most people are affected by consumerist television. They live according to values that make themselves and others unhappy. The path of maximum consumption is a mistake. We need to find happiness within and develop it further. We need self-discipline for that so we can do our spiritual exercises. We need to motivate ourselves every day so that we don’t lose our spiritual goal.

First, be clear about your goal. See yourself as a Buddha of light, then you will become a Buddha of light. Think positive, and you will develop a paradise consciousness. Live in the essence, and don’t get caught up in things that are not important. Send light to all beings. Then you will live in love and happiness.

The second thing to do is to find your spiritual way. It doesn’t matter which exercises you do. You can visualize yourself as a Buddha. You can connect with enlightened masters. You can think of paradise. You can do a little ritual in front of your house altar every day. You can do kundalini yoga. You can meditate, pray, read, do good or just say the Amitabha mantra. The main thing is that you have a spiritual practice that brings you into the light or keeps you in the light.

Make your spiritual way so that you always feel good about it. Take your own pace. Bring enough elements of joy in your life. Listen to music. Read something nice. Eat something good. Meet nice spiritual people. Feel out what you need and what will bring you into light every day. Practice effectively and with infinite perseverance. Then one day you won’t just see a Buddha in front of you. You will be a Buddha who brings all beings into the light. You will live in light and experience your world as paradise. The only condition is that you take little steps into the light daily. Proceed.
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« Reply #40 on: June 12, 2015, 12:44:47 am »


Think positive. Recognize the abundance in your life. Do something nice. Bring so much joy into your life that you have an optimistic outlook.

Those who are anchored in spirituality do not need to worry about anything. Everything is fine as it is. The enlightened masters will take care of everything. You are always protected. Stay positive, optimistic and upbeat. Don’t take anything too seriously. Celebrate the day. Eat sweets until you are happy, or doing something else that makes you happy.

Hotei (Budai) was a zen master. He lived during the Tang dynasty in China. People also called him the laughing Buddha or the happy Chinaman. Hotei was a follower of the art of doing little. He enjoyed the happiness of enlightenment. He lived in happiness consciousness (Sat-Chin-Ananda). He liked to laugh, eat sweets and play with children. Hotei always had a sack with him, full of nice things which he liked to give children. He was popular with all of the children. And the adults loved to spend time around him because his energy made them feel good. One day Hotei was asked what enlightenment is. He stretched out his arms into the air, laughed happily and disappeared among the people. He lived in happiness and as a nothing. He followed his spontaneous needs. He rejected being a Zen master or having formal teachers. He was just a happy, fat Buddha. That was enough.
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« Reply #41 on: June 13, 2015, 01:13:25 am »


Blessing. What do you want to achieve in your life? What are your goals? What is your way? Forward. Be a winner. The light is with you.

Look closely within yourself. You will find your inner truth through the connection with your self. Those who take the path of inner wisdom are in harmony with their higher self. They have the feeling they are on the right track. The Amitabha mantra is like a rocket that will shoot you into the light. The mantra will bring you to happiness at the speed of light. It will make you into a Buddha in seconds. Rokuro is a Japanese term that can be translated as a technical advancement. If you want to reach the light quickly, then you just need to mentall repeat the Amitabha mantra (Namu Amida Butsu) until your mind is cleansed of energy blockages and peace and happiness are felt within you. Connect the mantra with a visualization, a physical exercise and a mantra.

Star Circles

We use the star circles to activate kundalini energy and then we meditate on the light within us.

1. Earth = We visualize a light star. We imagine the earth under our feat and circle the earth with the star. We think the mantra “earth” . We circle the earth with our star until the entire earth is full of light. We can rub the earth with our feet at the same time.

2. Sun = We imagine a beautiful sun over us. We let our star circle the sun un til the light of the sun flows into us and fills our body with light. Then we mentally repeat the mantra “sun”. When the light stops flowing, we rub the earth with our feet.

3. Body = We circle our bodies with the star and think the mantra ”body”. We thus cleanse all tension. We surround ourselves completely with light. We can move the feet or the toes at the same time.

4. In the body = We let the star circle inside the body. We purify every part of the body to release tension and fill the body parts with light. We mentally repeat the mantra “light” all the while. The star circles the head, rib cage, belly, legs and the feet especially.

5. Sending light = We move the hand in a blessing and send light to all beings. “I send light to(name). May all people be happy. May the world be happy."

6. Om peace = We tighten the muscles in the pelves, belly and ribcage. We hold the tension and then relax. We do it again. Then we breathe deeply into the belly. We think “om” while breathing in and “peace” while breathing out. We use the mantra “om-peace” to come to inner peace more and more. The thoughts get calmer and calmer.

7. Meditation = Through the star circles, our energy has turned innward. We open the eyes halfway and concentrate on the energy in us (the light, the chakras or the kundalini channel). This way, the energy of the eyes flows inward and stabilizes the meditation. We stop all thoughts in rest in a calm meditation. Then we come back slowly.

8. Positive sentence = What is your positive sentence today? Proceed with optimism.
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« Reply #42 on: June 14, 2015, 12:55:44 am »


Equanimity. Take things as they are. Let go of your own will. Flow positively with your surroundings.

Life is bigger than people. A person has no right to anything. A person is subject to the laws of the cosmos. He or she can only try to be positive in regard to things.

Kyobutsu-bo said during his last illness, three days before his death: ”stick to the thought, ”Buddha, save me!” Everything else is useless. (quoted from Buddhism krass, page 174)

Comment = Those who have mantras can get through death and difficult situations. A mantra stabilizes the mind. The mantra “Amitabha” (Namu Amida Butsu) is a good and strong mantra.

Sogyal Rinpoche was born in Tibet, studied in Cambridge and taught in the west since 1974. His specialization is death research. In 1991 he wrote “The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying”. In the west there is a lack of clarity over the right way to die. Those who die correctly suffer less than those who don’t know anything about it. Those who die correctly can come to the realm of light after death. In his book about dying, Sogyal Rinpoche described three techniques: meditation, mantra and the connecting with an enlightened master (visualize the master and ask for help). Basically, one should practice the exercises which resonate. The main direction for death is “be free of attachment and repulsion. Keep your mind pure (calm and positive). Connect your mind with the light (enlightenment energy.)”
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« Reply #43 on: June 14, 2015, 11:55:14 pm »


After success. Great praise. You have worked enough. Take a break. Rest and recover. Let go of your big goals. Relax. Enjoy life.

Master Shan-tao

Shan-tao (613-681) was an influential writer for the Pure Land school of Buddhism, prominent in China, Korea, Vietnam and Japan. His writings had a strong influence on later Pure Land masters including Hōnen and Shinran in Japan. In Jodo Shinshu Buddhism, he is considered the Fifth Patriarch. Shan-tao was one of the first to propose that salvation through Amitabha Buddha could be achieved simply through his name. The practice known as the nianfo as a way of singular devotion to Amitabha Buddha was all that was needed. Shan-tao often used imagery such as the "Light and Name of Amitabha" which "embraces" all beings.

In one of his more famous writings, Shan-tao spoke at great length about how simply saying the name of Amitabha Buddha was sufficient for salvation. "Only repeat the name of Amitabha with all your heart. Whether walking or standing, sitting or lying, never cease the practice of it even for a moment. This is the very work which unfailingly issues in salvation, for it is in accordance with the Original Vow of that Buddha."

At the end of the 8th century, lived a beggar monk named Kang. Kang had great knowledge of the Amitabha way. He knew a simple way into paradise that everyone can use. One day, a bright energy ray came from an inscription in a temple. A short time later, old Kang had a vision of the deceased Amitabha master Shan-tao who spoke out of nowhere ”Shao Kang, go according to Yanzhou. The people need you and your wisdom of paradise yoga. If you act according to my example, you will reach paradise after your death.”

Shan Tao was a Chinese Amitabha master who lived in China 200 years before Kang was born. Shan Tao had reached enlightenment and could see all people from the light world who thought of him and were involved with the teachings of Buddha Amitabha. He could especially send helpful thoughts through his books, pictures and name figures (Chinese letters). He could thus connect with old Kang. Old Kang walked to the city Yanzhou as he was encouraged to do in his dream. Kang radiated more light the older he got. People came to see him. When he died, he promised to take everyone to paradise who visualized him as an enlightened master.
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« Reply #44 on: June 16, 2015, 02:09:20 am »

Celebrate your blessed life. Why are you blessed? What is your deed of joy for the day?

Discussion in in a Buddhist forum

Cravin:  What holidays are celebrated in Amitabha Buddhism?

Benkei: The ”Amida-Buddhism" doesn’t exist, in fact. In Japan, there are four school whose main Buddha is Amida and their practice is concentrated on this, but these schools still belong to general Buddhism and the same holidays are celebrated as in other Buddhist traditions, for which Amida is just one of many Buddhas. Also here in many larger cities in the west, Buddhist holidays are celebrated, such as Vesakh in May.

Nils: If we want to practice Amitabha Buddhism in the west, we should celebrate the western holidays, not the Japanese holidays. There are three big western holidays: Christmas, New Year’s and Easter. These holidays can be celebrated in the context of Buddhism. Christmas is Amitabha’s festival of light. We give gifts out of joy. On the first of January we go to a temple, as it is traditional to do in Japan. If there aren’t any temples near us, we can celebrate the temple fest in front of the house altar or in an internet group.

The theme of Easter is death and reincarnation. We concentrate on Amitabha’s paradise and celebrate a paradise party. We celebrate looking forward to our future life in paradise. Otherwise, we can also celebrate the birthday of Buddha and our own birthday as the birthday of a future Buddha.
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