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Title: Oracle
Post by: Nils Horn on May 11, 2015, 04:05:42 pm
I believe, that there are enlightened masters, who can hear us and help us from a higher dimension. Praying is helpful. I believe, that they can lead us through oracles. I work since many years with oracles. It is helpful for me. It gives me good inspirations. I created two oracles. They train you to develope positive qualities. What do they say to you?  To work with oracles is a special Mahayana way. It is practised especially in the tibetan Buddhism. In China they have the I Ging. In Europe the Tarot.

https://en.wikiversity.org/wiki/Buddha_oracle

https://en.wikiversity.org/wiki/Amitabha_oracle

https://en.wikiversity.org/wiki/I_Ching_oracle

https://en.wikiversity.org/wiki/Happiness/A_Psychological_Interpretation_of_the_Tarot
Title: Re: Oracle
Post by: Nils Horn on May 12, 2015, 12:16:13 am
Today's message from the Buddha oracle:

14. Bring joy into your life today. What do you need to go your spiritual way positively? Go with the pleasure principle through the day. Follow your spontaneous needs. What do you need now? What do you want now? "My way of happiness is today ...(living in accordance with the pleasure principle)."

The God of Happiness Ganesha

Ganesha is a thick Yogi (Buddha) with an elephant head (wisdom and power). He has a big belly. He concentrates his energy in his belly. This happens because he is living at rest (doing nothing, pure existence in nirvana), in the all-embracing love and with the pleasure principle. He works for the happiness of all beings, but he does it out of the pleasure principle. He feels every day exactly what is good for him and for his fellow people. He does not work too much und not too less. He gives himself every day the outer pleasure that he needs for his inner balance.

Ganesha wears on his head the crown of wisdom. In his hands he holds the axe of spiritual self-discipline, a rope to be always connected with his spiritual goal, and a bowl of sweets. With his right hand he blesses us with inner happiness. Ganesha sits on a lotus flower. He is well grounded. He lives in a cosmic consciousness. He remains, even in difficult situations, in inner peace, because he flows intelligent with the life. With the five qualities of wisdom, peace, love, strength and joy he is a Master of the connection of life with spirituality.

Some years ago the little Yogi Nils felt bad. In order to gain his balance again, he ate lots of sweets. His spirit brightened more and more. Unfortunately, after some time his abdomen was completely full. And yet his mind was not totally happy. Our little Yogi visualized the sweets in his belly and through this his kundalini energy awakened. Within him arose a strong happiness energy, which quickly brought him into the light. Our Yogi learned from it, to connect external pleasure and spiritual exercises. Then you don´t need to eat so many sweets. Some external pleasure is enough for the path of inner happiness.
Title: Re: Oracle
Post by: cosmic_dog_magic on May 12, 2015, 03:10:07 am
I want some of those sweets
give me that
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Title: Re: Oracle
Post by: Nils Horn on May 13, 2015, 01:57:30 am
Today's message from the Buddha oracle:

62. Recognize your world as a paradise. What thought will help you to get into a paradise of view? Anchor your mind in the essentials. The essence of life is the way of inner happiness. Come to rest. Think about life. What is the deeper meaning of life? What are your main goals in life? What is your way to get contentment, inner peace, happiness and all-embracing love? How do you have to live to feel that your life is blessed? Create the happiness in yourself and then give it to all people around you. This is the holy secret of a happy life. Live healthy, happy and in love to all beings. Plan your life well, get your task in your life and live out of the principles of happiness and love "I recognize my world as a paradise because ... (I live in the essentials. It is all there what I need. My world is wonderful.)"
 :r4wheel:  :buddha:  :grouphug:
Title: Re: Oracle
Post by: Nils Horn on May 14, 2015, 01:31:20 am
54. Forward on the narrow ridge of correctness. Go with a lot of inner feeling through the day. Live on the fine line between doing too much and doing too little. Avoid the excessive activity and avoid the inertia. Not use up your energy. Go slow. Do a lot of breaks. Walk like a relaxed Buddha through the day. Stop to act immediately if you notice that you loose your energy. Stop acting if restlessness arises, if you are no longer in peace, if you feel that you have worked enough. Then take a break. Meditate, practice yoga, go for a walk or just relax in lying down or sitting. Feel exactly how long the break should be. When are you fully recovered again? When in you arises the desire for activity? Then become activ again. Feel exactly the whole day when it's time for a break and when it's time for an activity. Feel how intense your outer actions have to be. Success.
 :r4wheel: :r4wheel: :r4wheel: :r4wheel: :anjali:

The way of action without action

Laozi lived in the sixth century BC in China. His biggest fear was to act too much. Who is doing too much, loses his inner happiness. He loses his inner energy in outward actions. Over the years, he shrinks into his life energy. This is the path from the inner happiness to the inner unhappiness. Almost all people in the western world live like this. They work too much, think too much and talk too much. They live too little in rest. In ancient China, people were just as unwise. Also Laozi. He was the head of the imperial library. He lived only for his career. He got exhausted in doing senseless external things. Unlike most other people he realized what was happening. As head of the imperial library, he had read the writings of the old Chinese sage. All sages advise to live a life of peace and happiness. They warn of a life of over-activity.

Laozi realized that he was doing exactly what he should not do as a person of wisdom. He was so shocked by his own unwisdom, that he radically changed his life. He got the motto: "The wise man lives in inner fulness and not in outward illusion." He gave up his career and became a hermit. He wrote a book called "Tao Te Ching" in which he taught the great philosphy of wu wei. What does "wu wei" mean? Simply put, it's the principle of the relaxed way of life. Man lives in the balance of activity and relaxation. He lives in his internal equilibrium. On a deeper level, wu wei is the most important way to enlightenment. One acts outwardly so little that the energy turns inwardly and dissolves the tensions. By a lot of rest people heal by themselves. Rest is the main road of healing for inner tensions.

Too much rest leads to inertia. Then the internal energy dries up and healing does not occur. The big mystery is the exactly right amount of rest and activity. The exact boundary between too much doing and doing too little is a fine line you can only find individually with a lot of wisdom and intuition. To live on this thin line is the optimal path of spiritual growth. Then you do only a few hours your spiritual exercises and most of the time your body resolves his tensions by his own. Enlightenment happens mainly by itself. This path is difficult to walk. People want to follow their favorite neurotic tendencies. Most people tend to be either too slow or too active. They are either lazybones or workaholics. The wise man must fight against both tendencies. The optimal way of spiritual growth is a constant hard work against ones own neurotic tendencies. To resolve tensions often means to resolve internal resistant. The best way to enlightenment is a personal daily schedule with an optimal balance of rest and activity. And one has to keep closely to it. And sometimes a little pleasure principle is allowed.
Title: Re: Oracle
Post by: Nils Horn on May 15, 2015, 02:44:37 am
15. It is good to remember regularly his positive goals and to affirm them by an vow. So we get willpower. We acquire endurance on the spiritual path. Step by step we become a Buddha. We realize a life in the light. We always stay on our path of wisdom, health and self-realization. What do you want to promise yourself today? Formulate your personal vow, "My vow is ... (I go the way of wisdom, love and happiness. I achieve my goals. I have endurance. I live as a winner.)"

Bodhidharma  :huffy:

Bodhidharma is the founder of Zen Buddhism. In the sixth century he brought the Buddhism from India to China. There were already some Buddhists in China. But they dealt mainly with the theory. They regularly read their holy books, and then predominantly lived a secular life. Bodhidharma explained to them that it is not enough to talk about Buddhism, but only the consistent practice leads to enlightenment. Zen means to meditate consistently. It means rigorous spiritual practice. Then you get to spiritual progress. Bodhidharmas clarity convinced the people. Zen Buddhism spread first in China, then Japan, Korea and today in the West.

All Zen Buddhists vow every day, morning and evening: "There are masses of creatures, I vow to save them all. Anxiety and hate, delusive-desires inexhaustible, I vow to break them all. Dharma gates beyond measure, I vow to learn them all. Buddha Way, nothing higher, I vow to accomplish it."
Title: Re: Oracle
Post by: Nils Horn on May 16, 2015, 02:14:54 am
Take the path of inner happiness and all-encompassing love. Become a Goddess of light. Go forward with self- trust. Success.

Goddess Yoga   :namaste::buddha: :pray:

With goddess yoga, we can quickly come to a life of strength, relaxed mindset, wisdom and love. It is important to maintain contact with the self. We should never just go through the motions. We should use mental pictures and mantras. We should be creative and playful and find our own form of deity yoga.

1. Goddess of Strength = Turn yourself into a goddess of strength. Whatever you take on, you achieve. Yo are a winner. Raise your fists high, shake them, and think the word strength until you feel the Goddess of strength within you.

2. Goddess of Calmness = Sacrifice your ego. Put your hands in your lap. Rub your feet in circles to the right and to the left over the earth and visualize the earth under you and think: ”I let og of my false wishes. I accept suffering in my life. I flow positively with life.“ What do you need to let go of or accept today?

3.The Goddess of Wisdom = What is your thought of wisdom today? Stretch out your pointer finger next to your head and think: “My way of wisdom is… Unwisdom is…”

4. Goddess of Fulfillment = Recognize yourself as a goddess of abundance. Rub your hands in circles on your belly and think the mantra: “The abundance in my life is... I am thankful for…”

5. Goddess of Love = See yourself as a mother to all beings. Consider all of the beings on earth your children. Identify with them. Wish them happiness. You are now a Goddess with giving hands. Bring your hands next to the pelvis, open them in front of you, move them back and forth, visualize all of the beings on earth and send them light: “I send light to all. May all beings on earth be happy.”

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Title: Re: Oracle
Post by: Nils Horn on May 18, 2015, 01:40:12 am
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Live essentially. Live your contacts to other people out of the light (truth, peace, love). Find your point of enough in external things and concentrate on the road to inner happiness. Keep your worldly desires rather small than large. 90 % of the happiness of a person comes out of the psyche, from inside and not from outside. Get a happy psyche. Develope your inner happiness. Seek your main happiness in yourself and not in other person (men, women). Success!

The relationship addict

Ischi Dasi was a follower of Buddha. Her name means relationship addiction. Ischi Dasi was a beautiful young woman. First she married a rich, intelligent and handsome young man, but they quarreled a lot and separated after some time. Next, she found a man who possessed more intrinsic values​​. But after a while she got bored. Third Ischi Dasi moved together with a poor but very spiritual man. However, also this relationship was not successful. Everyone wanted to be the master and none to be the student. Everbody wanted to have and no one wanted to give. The path to happiness goes the other way around.

Who has not the happiness in his own, never finds it at the long term in other people and in relationships. One day Ischi Dasi met a Buddhist nun who was very happy with her single life. Ischi Dasi decided to become a nun. She practiced single-minded and after a few years she got into the light. Then she realized that enlightenment is the best way of happiness.
Title: Re: Oracle
Post by: Nils Horn on May 19, 2015, 02:10:20 am
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After the crisis. A difficult phase is completed. Recover yourself. Build up your positive energy again. You have won a great victory. Go positively into your future. Forward with optimism.

Buddha Meditation

The fastest way into light is to visualize oneself as an enlightened being (Buddha, Yogi, Goddess) (deity yoga).

Buddha = We visualize in the sky above our crown chakra our happiness model (Buddha, a Goddess, ourselves enlightened). We rub our palms over our head and think, "Om Buddha. Om all enlightened Masters. Om inner wisdom. Please guide and help me on my way." We think the mantra until our crown chakra opens and the energy from the sky flows down to us and fills our body with happiness.

Light = We move a hand in blessing before the heart chakra and think: "I send light to (name). May all people be happy. May the world be happy." We feel really connected with all beings in the world.

Cosmos = We visualize the cosmos with all stars around us. We put our hands in the lap, circle with the thumbs, move the toes and think: "I live in a cosmic consiousness. I take all things the way they are. I flow positive with my life."

Mantra = All movements come to rest. The back is straight and the belly is relaxed. We think and visualize the numbers from 1 to 20 in our head, thorax, abdomen, legs, feet and in the earth. We think and visualize the numbers in the entire universe around us.

Stop = We stop a minute all thoughts completely. When thoughts arise, we push them away.

Relax = We relax. The thoughts and feelings may come and go as they want. Our body and our mind clean themselves by their own. We just watch our internal affairs and remain in the meditation. At this stage of meditation, there are two big mistakes. The first mistake is that we meditate too strong. Then no thoughts appear and no inner tensions resolves. The second error is to force thinking. We solve our problems or fall into daydreams. The proper way is just to be a passive observer of our own emotions and thoughts. We do not control things. We only watch everything that emerges from our inner self. We stay in a state of inner silence, everything dissolve by itself and suddenly we're happy.

Keep = Keep your inner happiness. Make the right spiritual exercises at the right moment. Bring the light of peace, love and happiness in the world. Forward with wisdom, love and inner peace.
Title: Re: Oracle
Post by: Nils Horn on May 20, 2015, 01:51:30 am
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Look for an inspiring role model for your spiritual way. It doesn’t matter which you chose. It is important that the role model symbolizes enlightenment energy for you. Connect with your role model through meditation, a text (oracle), or through a mantra. Imagine a big sun in front of your crown chakra. In that sun, a Buddha sits. The Buddha is you. The Buddha sees the suffering of the earth and sends light to all beings. Move your hand in a blessing and think: “I send light to... May all people be happy. May the world happy”. Succeed on your spiritual way. Forward.


"Kyoshin broke off his priest carrier, made a pilgrimage through Japan, stopped somewhere, married, worked and concentrated on his spiritual way. He was anchored in the essence and was otherwise open with life. He flowed with things the way they developed. On the outside he lived simply, and on the inside he was concentrated on paradise. He spoke the Amitabha prayer as if nothing else existed" (Buddhism krass, page 163).

Comment = Kyoshin connected the material life with the spiritual way. He lived in the world, but on the inside in solitude, so he could preserve his energy. He didn’t lose himself in worldly enjoyment. He lived everything and didn’t get attached to anything. Normally worldly life leads to the loss of inner happiness energy. We use ourselves up in works stress. We lose ourselves to worldly attachments and addictions. We forget to practice spiritually and thus lose our true selves. We don’t live in light during life, and thus don’t come to light after death.

How can it succeed to come to enlightenment while living in the world? Buddha said that is hardly possible. For that reason he retreated from the worldly life and became a hermit. However, we can also grow spiritually with a life out in the world. We need to live so that we preserve our spiritual energy. A simple, modest life with a lot of peace and quiet has its advantages. Kyoshin lived as a simple farmer. He repeated his mantra and kept his mind on light. He rejected nothing and became attached to nothing. He used all the occurances of his life as opportunities to grow. He let go of his ego while suffering and practiced a balanced mentality. He enjoyed life, without losing himself in it. He stayed anchored in life.

He let Buddha Amitabha lead him on his way and so reached enlightenment. He lived daily in connection with Buddha (the enlightened masters, the enlightened consciousness) and heard the voice of his inner wisdom through which Buddha Amitabha lead him. So he could be transformed through the wisdom and energy of Buddha Amitabha. That is the secret of the way of prayer. We don’t need to be hermits. With the power of Buddha Amitabha (the enlightened masters, God) we can also lead a life in the world and come to enlightenment.
Title: Re: Oracle
Post by: Nils Horn on May 21, 2015, 03:33:59 am
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Plan your life like a winner. Live as a winner. What is your goal? What is your way to reach the goal? Move forward. Success.

Western Amitabha Buddhism

There are many different spiritual paths. The Amitabha Buddhism is a way of Mahayana. We strive toward enlightenment. We take the path of all-encompassing love. We practice techniques that do us good personally. We let Buddha Amitabha (our inner voice of wisdom) lead us and help us. Everyone can be saved. Everyone can reach enlightenment. But techniques and methods vary. Basically the best way is to pray daily to an enlightened Master (Buddha Amitabha), to do a spiritual practice (yoga, meditation, reading), and to live in all-encompassing love (to do god deeds). Through this method, optimal spiritual growth can take place.

How do we practice western Amitabha Buddhism? Non-dogmatically. You sense what does you good and what brings you forward spiritually. At best you live according to a daily plan with spiritual exercises. The intervals of the exercises should be such that you spend the day in peace, happiness and love. One starts with a call to Buddha Amitabha in the morning and all of the enlightened masters (Buddhas and Bodhisattvas). One asks for guidance and help. Then you orient yourself based on the voice of inner wisdom and go with feeling for what is right at the right moment. You pay attention to feelings and thoughts. You think positive, act positive, and have a positive feeling as a result. In the evening you pray to Buddha Amitabha before falling asleep so that one day you wake up in paradise.

We don’t know if the Buddha Amitabha existed historically. There are three possibilities. We can believe in his existence, or we can see ourselves as Buddhas of light, or we can rely on enlightened masters who have been proven to exist. We can go by the line of Amitabha masters. (Buddha, Nagarjuna, Vasubandhu, T'an-luan, Tao-ch'o, Shan-tao, Genshin, Honen, Shinran). For me, all of the enlightened masters of love are Buddha Amitabha altogether. They all comprise him.

I pray to the enlightened masters who I think have the highest spiritual abilities (omni-presence, all-knowningness, all-powerfulness). That is for example Jesus Christ, Buddha, Nagarjuna, Shan-tao, Honen, the Dalai Lama, Sathya Sai Baba, Anandamayi Ma, Amritanandamayi and Mother Meera. I have experienced a lot of miracles and energy transfers from my masters. In this way, I practice the unity of all religions.
Title: Re: Oracle
Post by: Provider on May 21, 2015, 03:42:16 am
I believe, that there are enlightened masters, who can hear us and help us from a higher dimension. Praying is helpful. I believe, that they can lead us through oracles.

No body leads you anywhere. You might listen if wise speak, discern it, and follow it or not. There are no such as oracles for the way to liberation. Don't wast you time Mr. Nils Horn. And prayings in a means or "please help" is nonsense as well.
Just because you had asked about this, this was sad.
Title: Re: Oracle
Post by: Nils Horn on May 21, 2015, 11:53:16 pm
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.

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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.
Title: Re: Oracle
Post by: Nils Horn on May 22, 2015, 12:04:41 am
I believe, that there are enlightened masters, who can hear us and help us from a higher dimension. Praying is helpful. I believe, that they can lead us through oracles.

No body leads you anywhere. You might listen if wise speak, discern it, and follow it or not. There are no such as oracles for the way to liberation. Don't wast you time Mr. Nils Horn. And prayings in a means or "please help" is nonsense as well.
Just because you had asked about this, this was sad.
Thank you for your comment. This is your opinion. I have another opinion. Oracles are very helpful on the spiritual way for me and many other people. Most people of the world work with praying. Buddha did meditation with his body and got enlightenment. In Yoga you awaken through body exercises the kundalini and come to enlightenment. The body is a helpful instrument. There are many spiritual ways.
Title: Re: Oracle
Post by: Provider on May 22, 2015, 12:22:41 am
Mr. Nils Horn, its not good to say "Thank you" if it is not meant. How told you that it is my opinion? How told you that not the oracle is telling you that?

What helps people? Drugs help them most, or? Or a new t-shirt.

From Buddhas view, there is only one way to get awaken. And such as oracle can not be found. Of cause, most people just pray, of cause. If they knew they would not.

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Title: Re: Oracle
Post by: Nils Horn on May 23, 2015, 12:30:08 am
Mr. Nils Horn, its not good to say "Thank you" if it is not meant. How told you that it is my opinion? How told you that not the oracle is telling you that? What helps people? Drugs help them most, or? Or a new t-shirt. From Buddhas view, there is only one way to get awaken. And such as oracle can not be found. Of cause, most people just pray, of cause. If they knew they would not.
I always say what I mean. I live in the truth. That is one of my main principles. If you write something, I think that is your opinion. It is an important question what helps people. Drugs don't help people. They make them ill. A new t-shirt is the path of outer pleasure. It is the path of attachment. Buddha says that attachment leads to suffering. From Buddhas view enlightenment, inner peace and happiness is the wise way of life. To get enlightenment we have to follow the eightfold path including meditation and thought work. Playing with an oracle is a way of thought work. You train right thinking and positive qualities. You think about yourself. You find your way of truth. For many people oracles are very helpful on their spiritual path.
Title: Re: Oracle
Post by: Nils Horn on May 23, 2015, 12:34:02 am
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You have won or you will win. A great success. A great victory. The Buddhas are cheering you on. What is your great victory today? Celebrate the day. Be happy about your victory. Enjoy your success.

 ;D Today the oracle speaks about heath  :cheesy:

The Five Building Blocks of Health

The five most important building blocks of health are healthy nourishment, to avoid harmful substances, regular exercise, enough rest and positive thinking. We can integrate this easily into our daily lives if we want to. The five building blocks of health give us a long, healthy and happy life. If we live according to these rules, we can avoid most illness. If we get sick anyway, we’ll get healthy again faster.

1. Eat healthy. It is recommended to eat very little or no meat and that the diet comprise half raw fruits and vegetables.

2. Avoid harmful substances. Drugs, smoking and alcohol cause illness and shorten one’s life.

3. Get enough exercise. Once or twice a day a half an hour to one hour of cardio-exercise keeps the body strong ang healthy. If you can’t do anything else, a half an hour on a treadmill or dynamic yoga is ok, and if you don’t have any time otherwise, exercise an hour on the weekend.

4. Relax. Stress is bad for the health. Stress should be worked out through rest, yoga or meditation. It is important to have the right amount of activity and rest in life to facilitate inner happiness.

5. Think positive. Avoid stressful thoughts. Positive thoughts lead to positive feelings and a happy life. Motivate yourself with positive sentences and images. Read positive books and have a positive task or hobby. Have a positive way of dealing with other people.

Quote from Welt online (May 2011): “Those who eat healthy can hope to live 20 years longer”, says the nutrition scientist Michael Ristow (from Jena, Germany). Quote from Focus online (2008): ”Four simple rules for behavior lengthen life by 14 years: don’t smoke, do exercise, drink only a little alcohol and eat fruits and vegetables. That was reported by British researchers who followed the fate of 20, 000 participants over the age of 45 starting in 1993. The study is the largest experiment relating to nutrition and health that has ever been done. The experiment EPIC (European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition) comprises ten European countries.”
Title: Re: Oracle
Post by: Provider on May 23, 2015, 04:54:33 am
Mr. Nils Horn, its not good to say "Thank you" if it is not meant. How told you that it is my opinion? How told you that not the oracle is telling you that? What helps people? Drugs help them most, or? Or a new t-shirt. From Buddhas view, there is only one way to get awaken. And such as oracle can not be found. Of cause, most people just pray, of cause. If they knew they would not.

I always say what I mean. I live in the truth. That is one of my main principles. If you write something, I think that is your opinion. It is an important question what helps people. Drugs don't help people. They make them ill. A new t-shirt is the path of outer pleasure. It is the path of attachment. Buddha says that attachment leads to suffering. From Buddhas view enlightenment, inner peace and happiness is the wise way of life. To get enlightenment we have to follow the eightfold path including meditation and thought work. Playing with an oracle is a way of thought work. You train right thinking and positive qualities. You think about yourself. You find your way of truth. For many people oracles are very helpful on their spiritual path.


Good, so we can agree that the path is one and T-shirts and Oracles are others. Or do you just talk to put your Oracle Coupling (http://zugangzureinsicht.org/html/lib/authors/tanpiya/methuna_en.html) into the path and feed on addicted like dealers do usually? There is nothing which does not accrue in this world or on you-tube...
Title: Re: Oracle
Post by: Provider on May 23, 2015, 05:02:23 am
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You have won or you will win. A great success. A great victory. The Buddhas are cheering you on. What is your great victory today? Celebrate the day. Be happy about your victory. Enjoy your success.

 ;D Today the oracle speaks about heath  :cheesy:

The Five Building Blocks of Health

The five most important building blocks of health are healthy nourishment, to avoid harmful substances, regular exercise, enough rest and positive thinking. We can integrate this easily into our daily lives if we want to. The five building blocks of health give us a long, healthy and happy life. If we live according to these rules, we can avoid most illness. If we get sick anyway, we’ll get healthy again faster.

1. Eat healthy. It is recommended to eat very little or no meat and that the diet comprise half raw fruits and vegetables.
Sure not by the Buddha, but by Devadatta and other Sects.

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2. Avoid harmful substances. Drugs, smoking and alcohol cause illness and shorten one’s life.
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3. Get enough exercise. Once or twice a day a half an hour to one hour of cardio-exercise keeps the body strong ang healthy. If you can’t do anything else, a half an hour on a treadmill or dynamic yoga is ok, and if you don’t have any time otherwise, exercise an hour on the weekend.
What for? Better to sell the car or even give it away. Its a matter of livelihood change.

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4. Relax. Stress is bad for the health. Stress should be worked out through rest, yoga or meditation. It is important to have the right amount of activity and rest in life to facilitate inner happiness.
Meditation does not have the aim to be happy, that is the drugs aim.

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5. Think positive. Avoid stressful thoughts. Positive thoughts lead to positive feelings and a happy life. Motivate yourself with positive sentences and images. Read positive books and have a positive task or hobby. Have a positive way of dealing with other people.
Sadhu! But don't fall into Jesus ways. Maybe you know the sketch with the bus on the end.

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Quote from Welt online (May 2011): “Those who eat healthy can hope to live 20 years longer”, says the nutrition scientist Michael Ristow (from Jena, Germany). Quote from Focus online (2008): ”Four simple rules for behavior lengthen life by 14 years: don’t smoke, do exercise, drink only a little alcohol and eat fruits and vegetables. That was reported by British researchers who followed the fate of 20, 000 participants over the age of 45 starting in 1993. The study is the largest experiment relating to nutrition and health that has ever been done. The experiment EPIC (European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition) comprises ten European countries.”
If you would know where your healthy food is coming from, you would not quote such. And yes, sickness has reason and that is why the path does not begin with Yoga and Healthy food but with Generosity and Precepts, valued Mr. Nils Horn.
Title: Re: Oracle
Post by: Galen on May 23, 2015, 05:21:55 am
I believe, that there are enlightened masters, who can hear us and help us from a higher dimension. Praying is helpful. I believe, that they can lead us through oracles.

No body leads you anywhere. You might listen if wise speak, discern it, and follow it or not. There are no such as oracles for the way to liberation. Don't wast you time Mr. Nils Horn. And prayings in a means or "please help" is nonsense as well.
Just because you had asked about this, this was sad.
Thank you for your comment. This is your opinion. I have another opinion. Oracles are very helpful on the spiritual way for me and many other people. Most people of the world work with praying. Buddha did meditation with his body and got enlightenment. In Yoga you awaken through body exercises the kundalini and come to enlightenment. The body is a helpful instrument. There are many spiritual ways.

Hi Nils,
I appreciate your opinion and your gentle manner in response to Provider  :anjali:
Prayer and Yoga have been studied and proven to be beneficial to people that practice them.
As well there is a long tradition of learning from celestial beings in Tibetan Buddhism.

Unfortunately it appears that Provider has little respect for the opinions of others and seems to want to start arguments.
Title: Re: Oracle
Post by: Nils Horn on May 24, 2015, 03:40:20 am
Provider:Good, so we can agree that the path is one and T-shirts and Oracles are others. Or do you just talk to put your Oracle Coupling into the path and feed on addicted like dealers do usually? There is nothing which does not accrue in this world or on you-tube...

Nils: Things are not so easy. Buddha taught the middle way between extreme ascetic and worldly pleasure. Some joy can help us on the spiritual path. Like oracles ;-)

Galen: Hi Nils, I appreciate your opinion and your gentle manner in response to Provider :anjali: Prayer and Yoga have been studied and proven to be beneficial to people that practice them. As well there is a long tradition of learning from celestial beings in Tibetan Buddhism. Unfortunately it appears that Provider has little respect for the opinions of others and seems to want to start arguments.

Nils: Thank you.  :namaste:
Title: Re: Oracle
Post by: Nils Horn on May 24, 2015, 03:45:29 am
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Live a spiritual life. Success. Think positively, act positively. Connect with Buddha every day. Then your life is blessed.

Paradise Meditation

Body = We concentrate on the body and calm the mind. We sense the legs and feet. We let light circle our legs and feet. We think the word “light” as a mantra. We let light circulate through our arms and hands. We think “light”. We concentrate on the head, let light circulate around the head and think the mantra “light”. We surround the whole body with light and think “light”. Then we relax.

Energy cloud = We begin our ascent to heaven. First we go into the astral world and become spirits. We visualize a cloud of energy around the body. We are this cloud. We concentrate on the cloud and not the body. Then we let go of the body. We repeat the mantra: “I am a cloud. I am a soul. I am independent of the body.” We repeat the mantra until we feel ourselves as the cloud around the body.

Stars = We visualize the cosmos around us full of stars. Our soul can go anywhere it wants. We meditate on the cosmos. We think the mantra “stars”. We make circles with the arms until we feel one with the cosmos. Then we feel good and secure in the order of the cosmos.

World of positive souls = We reach the highest astral world, that is beyond the material cosmos. That is the world of the positive souls. We become positive. We consider the positive points in life. We think the mantra: “Positive in my life is…” We count all of the positive things until we become positive of mind.

World of happy souls = Above the world of positive souls there is the world of happy souls. (Bodhisattvas). We are now in the paradise of Amitabha. We imagine that all of our wishes have been fulfilled. Which wishes do you have? Become aware of your wishes. Fulfill them or let go of them. Find your point of enough. Don’t go beyond that. Reach satisfaction with yourself and your life. “My way of satisfaction is…”

World of Buddhas = Above the world of happy souls is the world of Buddhas. We visualize ourselves as Buddhas of light or Goddesses of love. We wish for a happy world. We move the hand in a blessing and think: “I send light to.. (count all your people and surround them with light and love). May all people be happy. May the world be happy.”

Great transformation = We continue to move the hand in a blessing. We fill the entire cosmos with love and light. We stream light into the area of suffering. We send light to all suffering beings. We surround them with light and think the mantra: “I send light to..” We think of the problems in our life and send the problems light. We surround them with light and mentally repeat the mantra: “My problems are… I send them light.” We surround the problems with light until we can accept them and integrate them into our lives. We become masters of life, who can stay in the light throughout all life situations.

Seventh heaven = We arrive in the seventh heaven (highest nirvana, formless). We visualize a sun around us full of strong love and happiness energy. We think several times the mantra: “om sun, light, love, peace, happiness.” We fill the soul with light and happiness. We rest in the energy of light, love and happiness.

Enlightened masters = We connect with Buddha and all of the enlightened masters (Buddhas and Bodhisattvas). We rub the palms together in front of the heart chakra, visualize Buddha in the sun of the seventh heaven and think: ”Om Buddha. Om inner wisdom. Please guide and help me on my way.” We feel connected with Buddha and all of the enlightened masters. We sense how the energy of the mantra of Buddha flows into us and fulfills us.

Come back = We move the feet. We stretch and relax. We are then back on earth and back to our lives. Take the path of wisdom and love. Proceed with optimism.
Title: Re: Oracle
Post by: Nils Horn on May 25, 2015, 12:39:15 am
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Proceed on the narrow path of what is right. Success. Use a lot of inner sense to go through the day. Stick to the narrow path that balances between doing too much and not doing enough. Avoid too much activity, but avoid laziness. Don’t use up all your energy. Proceed slowly. Take a lot of breaks. Be a Buddha of peace and calm. Stop action if you notice you are using up your energy. If you start to feel uneasy and you feel like you can’t go on, take a breake. Meditate, practice yoga, take a walk, relax while lying down or sitting. Feel out exactly how long the break should be. When do you feel better? When do you start feel like doing something again? Then act again. Feel it out the entire day so you know when to take a break and when it is time for activity. Feel out just how intense your activity should be.


Laotse


Laotse lived 1600 BC. His greatest fear was to do too much. Those who do too much, lose their inner happiness. They lose their inner energy to outer activity. Their energy decreases over the years. That is the way to go from inner happiness to inner unhappiness. Most people in the western world live like that. They work too much, think too much, and talk too much. They don’t live in a state of peace and quiet. In old China, people were just as unwise. Even Laotse. He was the leader of the Emperor’s library. He lived only for his career. He used himself up doing too much. The difference between him and other people was he knew exactly what happened. As the leader of the library he had read the texts of the Chinese wisemen. The wisemen recommended a life of peace and calm and inner happiness. They warned of a life of too much activity and outer happiness.

Laotse recognized that he had done exactly what he as a wise person should not have done. He was so shaken by his foolishness that he changed his life dramatically. He took on the motto: ”the wise live by inner fulfillment and not outer appearances.” He sacrificed his carrier and began a life of solitude as a yogi. He wrote a book with the name “Tao te king” where he taught the art of doing little. What does it mean to do nothing? Simply put, it is the principle of a relaxed life. You live in a state of balance between activity and relaxation. You live in the right rhythm of work and rest. At a deeper level, doing little is the most important way to enlightenment. One does so little that the energy turns inward and the tension releases. One can say that you become healthy through peace and quiet. Peace and quiet is the main way to heal inner tension.

Peace and quiet alone leads to laziness, however. Then the inner energy does nothing and healing cannot take place. The great secret is the right amount of rest and activity. The line between the two is thin, and only each individual can decide for him or herself with wisdom and inner sense where this line is drawn. If the border between activity and inactivity is kept and balance maintained, then it means optimal spiritual growth. One does spiritual exercises for a few hours and the body releases tension on its own. Mostly, enlightenment takes place on its own.

This is a difficult path to take. Most people want to follow their neurotic tendencies. Most people are either too lazy or too active. They are either lazy bones or workaholocis. The wise have to fight both tendencies. The way to optimal spiritual growth is a constant effort to fight one’s own neurotic tendencies. Releasing tension means to dissolve inner resistance, often. At best one develops a daily plan with optimal balance between rest and activity and sticks to the plan using inner sense to find what is most effective at the moment.
Title: Re: Oracle
Post by: Nils Horn on May 26, 2015, 12:09:40 am
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There once was a sufi master who gave his students an apple with a bad spot and told them: ”this is the paradise apple.” The students concentrated on the bad part and were unhappy. The master saw the whole apple and lived in light. Recognize your world as a paradise and be happy. Everything is fine. Be happy. Go your way happily.

The magic word

There are thoughts in everyone which hinder enlightenment and inner happiness. What is your magic word today? Think your enlightenment word as a mantra and go positively through your day.

1. Standing = We imagine a shower above us. We think the mantra “water” and massage “water” (light, energy) from the head to the toes. We rub tension and stress away. We energize ourselves with positive energy. It is as if we are really under a shower and cleaning ourselves.

2. Bending = We bend over and rub the holy water on the floor around us. We imagine that the floor is charged with positive energy. We draw a circle of healing in a healing color around us. What is your color of healing today (orange, violet, green, brown, pink)? We mentally repeat the name of our healing color as a mantra.

3. Friend = We walk in place and visualize a friend. We say something positive to him? Imagine the sentence really is heard by our friend. Repeat the sentence as a mantra. What does the person say to you?

4. Enemy = We imagine an enemy in front of us. Who do you see as an enemy today? Who is your emotional opponent today? What do you say to this person? Which thoughts help you to achieve inner and outer peace. You can try to understand your opponent. You can develop empathy or wish that things improve. What is your thought of wisdom and love?

5. A sentence for yourself = Examine our own mind. Is there a thought that keeps you from peace, happiness and a life of love? What are your thoughts? Which positive sentences can overcome this? Find your central negative thoughts and overcome them with oppropriate opposite thoughts. We are usually hindered by thoughts relating to a lack of self-discipline, peace (ego sacrifice, acceptance, modesty), wisdom (living from the essence), love (loving all beings), unity (visualizing the self at one with the world) and positivity. “The sentence for myself is…”
Title: Re: Oracle
Post by: Nils Horn on May 27, 2015, 01:58:06 am
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Start each day by considering the tasks that lie ahead. Then begin the day. Think positive. Work for the happiness of all beings and take sufficient breaks in between. Exercise (go for walks, do yoga), meditate, and eat healthy. If you live like that, you will develop your inner energy and keep your mind positive.

The future Buddha

Maitreya is regarded as a future Buddha of this world in Buddhist eschatology. In some Buddhist literature, such as the Amitabha Sutra and the Lotus Sutra, he is referred to as Ajita Bodhisattva. Maitreya is a bodhisattva who in the Buddhist tradition is to appear on Earth, achieve complete enlightenment, and teach the pure dharma. The event will take place when the Dharma will have been mostly forgotten on Earth.

It is an art to build up enlightenment energy. It depends on using the correct techniques at the right moment. It depends on finding the right way for everyone. Too much peace and quiet can make you lazy and dull. Too little leads to a loss of energy. Too much outer enjoyment strengthens attachments. A little outer enjoyment facilitates inner happiness. Too much work uses up the energy. Some work gives satisfaction and purpose to life.

There once was a yogi who did his spiritual exercises intensively for twelve years. He dissolved inner tension, freed himself of his energy blockages and was sometimes in states of bliss. But one day, he ceased to make progress on his spiritual path. His master explained that he used up his energy on his spiritual exercises and hindered lasting enlightenment. After that, the yogi lived in solitude as a nothing. He let go of all of his worldly and spiritual goals. Through this he relaxed deep into his psyche so that he landed in a consciousness dimension of unity. He finally found the correct mixture of calm and activity.
Title: Re: Oracle
Post by: Nils Horn on May 28, 2015, 12:55:12 am
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Take the path of inner happiness and all-encompassing love. Become a Goddess of light. Go forward with self- trust. Success.

Goddess Yoga

With goddess yoga, we can quickly come to a life of strength, relaxed mindset, wisdom and love. It is important to maintain contact with the self. We should never just go through the motions. We should use mental pictures and mantras. We should be creative and playful and find our own form of deity yoga.

1. Goddess of Strength = Turn yourself into a goddess of strength. Whatever you take on, you achieve. Yo are a winner. Raise your fists high, shake them, and think the word strength until you feel the Goddess of strength within you.

2. Goddess of Calmness = Sacrifice your ego. Put your hands in your lap. Rub your feet in circles to the right and to the left over the earth and visualize the earth under you and think: ”I let og of my false wishes. I accept suffering in my life. I flow positively with life.“ What do you need to let go of or accept today?

3.The Goddess of Wisdom = What is your thought of wisdom today? Stretch out your pointer finger next to your head and think: “My way of wisdom is… Unwisdom is…”

4. Goddess of Fulfillment = Recognize yourself as a goddess of abundance. Rub your hands in circles on your belly and think the mantra: “The abundance in my life is... I am thankful for…”

5. Goddess of Love = See yourself as a mother to all beings. Consider all of the beings on earth your children. Identify with them. Wish them happiness. You are now a Goddess with giving hands. Bring your hands next to the pelvis, open them in front of you, move them back and forth, visualize all of the beings on earth and send them light: “I send light to all. May all beings on earth be happy.”
Title: Re: Oracle
Post by: Nils Horn on May 29, 2015, 03:52:09 am
Forward on the narrow ridge of correctness. Go with a lot of inner feeling through the day. Live on the fine line between doing too much and doing too little. Avoid the excessive activity and avoid the inertia. Not use up your energy. Go slow. Do a lot of breaks. Walk like a relaxed Buddha through the day. Stop to act immediately if you notice that you loose your energy. Stop acting if restlessness arises, if you are no longer in peace, if you feel that you have worked enough. Then take a break. Meditate, practice yoga, go for a walk or just relax in lying down or sitting. Feel exactly how long the break should be. When are you fully recovered again? When in you arises the desire for activity? Then become activ again. Feel exactly the whole day when it's time for a break and when it's time for an activity. Feel how intense your outer actions have to be. Success.

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It is good to be happy. There is a way for everybody. Try it. Taste it. Realize it.
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== Steps ==
# Meditate. Stop your thinking for one minute. Come to rest. Relax. It is easy to be happy. Avoid stress. Happiness arises from your inside, if you live in inner peace.
# Do kundalini-yoga. Activate your kundalini-energie. Find your personal way of activating your energy of inner happiness. [[Do Yoga for Absolute Beginners|Do yoga for absolute beginners.]] Practice [[Do Chair Yoga for Beginners|chair yoga]]. Try the [[Do Kundalini Yoga and Meditation|kundalini-meditation]].
#Think positive. Watch your thoughts. Overcome your negativity. What is your negative thought today? What helps you? What solves your problem? What makes you happy? "My positive word is .. (optimism. I am a winner in my life.)"
#Have self discipline. Do every day your spiritual exercises. Meditate every day at least for five minutes. Find every day your positive sentence, that keeps your mind positive. Do every day your kundalini-exercises. Read every day a little bit in the book of an enlightened master of your religion (Yoga, Buddhism, Christianity). Don't give up. Never.
#Get enlightenment. Find your spiritual role model. Copy a picture of a happy buddha on your desktop. Get the darshan of an enlightened master. Visit personally an enlightened master. See his videos in the internet. Feel connected with him or her every day. So he will lead you to enlightenment. Follow your inner voice of wisdom. Then you will find your person way to inner happiness.
# Love all people. Do every day a good deed. Then you grow into the all embracing love. You get a unity consciousness. That is the basis of enlightenment. You will feel one with the cosmos, the life, all beings and yourself. You will realize your higher self. Then bliss arises.
#Laugh as much as you can. Practice [[Do Laughter Yoga|laughter yoga]] every day. See the jokes in your life. There is every day a joke in your life, if you see things like a buddha. Get a happy buddha view of life. Live like a happy buddha.
#Be yourself. Do what fits you well. Find your own way of life. Find your personal way of being a happy buddha. "My personal way of being happy is .."

== Tips ==
*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-Chid-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.
*Hotei came through a village. He was known among the people as the "laughing Buddha" because he always and everywhere laughed. Sometimes, however, he just sat under a tree. So also in this village. And he continued without laughing, eyes closed, under the tree. He did not even have a small smile on his face and was completely calm and collected. Someone asked him, "Hotei, why you are not laughing?" He opened his eyes and said: "I am preparing for it." First awaken your enlightenment energy. Then the big laughter is within you.
*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.
Title: Re: Oracle
Post by: Nils Horn on May 30, 2015, 12:33:41 am
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Transformation. Build up inner strength through your spiritual exercises. Proceed with optimism.


Nāgārjuna

(c. 150 – c. 250 CE) is widely considered one of the most important Buddhist philosophers after Gautama Buddha. He is the first enlightened buddhist who mentioned the Amitabha mantra as a good technique to reach enlightenment. Nagarjuna practised kundalini yoga and therefore is often shown with the kundalini snake. If we look closely at Amitabha Buddhism, it is a simple form of kundalini yoga. We visualize ourselves as a Buddha and thus awaken the enlightenment energy in us. We visualize our world as a paradise and transform us into an enlightenment consciousness (unity consciousness).

Kundalini yoga has many techniques. If a person has strong energy, then sometimes just a simple gesture activates the kundalini energy. We can hold our hand over the earth or in front of the heart chakra. We can lay the hands on the legs, or in the lap. We can also hold the hands to the sky and thus activate the crown chakra. Kundalini yoga means that the spiritual energy collects in the middle energy channel. Then great strength, peace and joy and an enlightenment consciousness appear.

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Title: Re: Oracle
Post by: Nils Horn on May 31, 2015, 12:23:59 am
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Look for an inspiring role model for your spiritual way. It doesn’t matter which you chose. It is important that the role model symbolizes enlightenment energy for you. Connect with your role model through meditation, a text (oracle), or through a mantra. Imagine a big sun in front of your crown chakra. In that sun, a Buddha sits. The Buddha is you. The Buddha sees the suffering of the earth and sends light to all beings. Move your hand in a blessing and think: “I send light to... May all people be happy. May the world happy”. Succeed on your spiritual way. Forward.

Buddha Amitabha


"Kyoshin broke off his priest carrier, made a pilgrimage through Japan, stopped somewhere, married, worked and concentrated on his spiritual way. He was anchored in the essence and was otherwise open with life. He flowed with things the way they developed. On the outside he lived simply, and on the inside he was concentrated on paradise. He spoke the Amitabha prayer as if nothing else existed" (Buddhism krass, page 163).

Comment = Kyoshin connected the material life with the spiritual way. He lived in the world, but on the inside in solitude, so he could preserve his energy. He didn’t lose himself in worldly enjoyment. He lived everything and didn’t get attached to anything. Normally worldly life leads to the loss of inner happiness energy. We use ourselves up in works stress. We lose ourselves to worldly attachments and addictions. We forget to practice spiritually and thus lose our true selves. We don’t live in light during life, and thus don’t come to light after death.

How can it succeed to come to enlightenment while living in the world? Buddha said that is hardly possible. For that reason he retreated from the worldly life and became a hermit. However, we can also grow spiritually with a life out in the world. We need to live so that we preserve our spiritual energy. A simple, modest life with a lot of peace and quiet has its advantages. Kyoshin lived as a simple farmer. He repeated his mantra and kept his mind on light. He rejected nothing and became attached to nothing. He used all the occurances of his life as opportunities to grow. He let go of his ego while suffering and practiced a balanced mentality. He enjoyed life, without losing himself in it. He stayed anchored in life.

He let Buddha Amitabha lead him on his way and so reached enlightenment. He lived daily in connection with Buddha (the enlightened masters, God) and heard the voice of his inner wisdom through which Buddha Amitabha lead him. So he could be transformed through the wisdom and energy of Buddha Amitabha. That is the secret of the way of prayer. We don’t need to be hermits. With the power of Buddha Amitabha (the enlightened masters, God) we can also lead a life in the world and come to enlightenment.
Title: Re: Oracle
Post by: Nils Horn on June 01, 2015, 12:07:28 am
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Bring joy into your life. What do you need to proceed positively on your journey? Do what you feel like to get through the day. What do you need? What do you feel like doing?

Genza (1842-1930)

is a well-known saint of Shin Buddhism. He lived as a simple farmer, was married and had several children. Despite some difficult turns of fate, he remained happy and positive. He was thankful for everything that came his way. He saw it as help along his spiritual way. He loved to help others and do nice things for them. Because he overcame his ego, he couldn’t tell the difference between what was his and what belonged to others. Once he wanted to put fertilizer on his field, then he noticed his neighbor’s field needed it more, so he fertilized his neighbor’s field.

Enlightenment means healing. Genza was almost never sick. But one day, he slid by the river as he was carrying a load of hay and broke his arm. He praised Buddha Amitabha. Other people wondered at this. Genza explained: “just one arm is broken. I can’t change that. But I still have a second arm. This means I can continue to work. Isn’t that wonderful?”

Through his inner happiness he found himself in another dimension where he could barely feel his suffering. Even when his son and wife died, he remained in a permanent state of happiness. People visited Genza a lot. When they were close by him, they could feel his positive energy. Those who even slightly touched Genza felt the blessing of Buddha Amitabha. One day, Genza was invited to visit by a distant village. As he arrived, people asked him to talk about his enlightenment. Genza explained that there wasn’t anything special to it. “Things are the way they are. That is all.”

He lived in existence, unity and love. He was often asked if he didn’t get frustrated. He told them he didn’t really possess the ability to get aggravated. The aggravation was completely gone, and there was only peace and joy left. His favorite activity was to massage people and tell them about Buddha Amitabha and his paradise. One day he was invited to a temple. He massaged the priests’ feet and transferred enlightenment energy to them. He said “now you can perceive your mission well.” Then he left.

His advice to other people was: “If you are having difficulties, take counsel from Nembutsu.” We should pray to Buddha Amitabha and follow the voice of inner wisdom. Genza reached enlightenment as he loaded his oxen. Then he realized that Buddha Amitabha carries us through life and all we have to do is to trust our lives to Amitabha. We are then always protected and lead. Genza was modest and humble. He never forgot that he was a simple person, a poor person, a nobody. He saw himself in a state of inaction and let the light of Amitabha work through him. He didn’t live through his own power, but through the universe’s power and for this reason always had enough energy.
Title: Re: Oracle
Post by: Nils Horn on June 02, 2015, 01:22:32 am
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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.
Title: Re: Oracle
Post by: Nils Horn on June 02, 2015, 11:55:46 pm
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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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Post by: Nils Horn on June 04, 2015, 01:08:42 am
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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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Post by: Nils Horn on June 05, 2015, 12:23:15 am
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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.
Title: Re: Oracle
Post by: Nils Horn on June 06, 2015, 01:10:43 am
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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.

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Post by: Nils Horn on June 07, 2015, 12:26:01 am
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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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Post by: Nils Horn on June 08, 2015, 02:30:47 am
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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.

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Proceed on the narrow path of what is right. Success.

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Title: Re: Oracle
Post by: Nils Horn on June 10, 2015, 01:55:32 am
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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.
Title: Re: Oracle
Post by: Nils Horn on June 11, 2015, 12:58:29 am
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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.
Title: Re: Oracle
Post by: Nils Horn on June 12, 2015, 12:44:47 am
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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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Post by: Nils Horn on June 13, 2015, 01:13:25 am
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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.
Title: Re: Oracle
Post by: Nils Horn on June 14, 2015, 12:55:44 am
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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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Post by: Nils Horn on June 14, 2015, 11:55:14 pm
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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.
Title: Re: Oracle
Post by: Nils Horn on June 16, 2015, 02:09:20 am
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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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Post by: Nils Horn on June 17, 2015, 02:14:08 am
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What are your negative characteristics? (For example, fear, depression, rage, addiction, unwisdom). Overcome them. Which positive thoughts help you?

The old weaver

In India, there lived an old man, whose name was Tantipa. By profession he was a weaver. He made many beautiful woven rugs and blankets in his life. But now in the age his hands were stiff. He could no longer practice his profession. Now he was missing a task. Tantipa sat alone in his hut. His wife had died several years ago. His profession and his wife had been his purpose in life. He had children, but the children went their own ways, and wanted to have nothing to do with him. The only thing they did for their old father, was to give him something to eat every day. Externally Tantipa had enough to live on, but inside he was bored. Tantipa lived many years sadly to himself. Loudly he complained his cruel fate.

Then one day a yogi came and heard Tantipa lament. He said to him, "You're a fool. You don´t see the great treasure in your life. You could live as a yogi and develop your inner happiness. Through your daily yoga practice you could get a meaningful age. Instead of using the big opportunity, you spend your days complaining about your fate and increase your pain." Tantipa knew that the way of inner happiness exists. The ideal of life of Hinduism is to learn in the youth, to work as an adult, to have a family, and to attain enlightenment at the end of the life. Tantipa realized that the yogi was right. He asked the yogi for the right exercises for him, and immediately began an intense spiritual practice.

In his career as a weaver Tantipa had been very busy. He had worked hard and with endurance. These qualities brought him fast forward on his path of yoga. Tantipa practiced diligently every day reading, going, yoga, meditation and positiv thinking. After twelve years he reached enlightenment. All internal tensions broke up, and his Kundalini energy began to flow. His body was full of energy and his mind full of happiness. He radiated love and light. All people came to see him, to hear his wisdom and to get some of his good energy. Tantipa became never bored again. He was very happy about his well-used life on earth.
Title: Re: Oracle
Post by: Nils Horn on June 17, 2015, 11:50:18 pm
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Proceed with strength and perseverance. The force is with you. Success.

Self-discipline can be trained and improved. Concentrate on your positive goals. How can you reach your goals? Make a good plan and put it into effect every day. After a few weeks your mind will get used to it. Then following it will get easier. You can take the path of a positive life over a longer period of time. That’s how winners live! Be a winner! Amitabha gives all people the strength to win if they really want to achieve their goals. Connect with Buddha Amitabha and your victory is certain. Proceed with strength.

It may seem that the speaking of the Amitabha mantra is like pouring water onto a stone. But a steady stream of droplets carve stone. The mantra will dissolve your energy blockages and bring you into the light. It will be a great beneft for you. Proceed with patience and perseverance. (Freely quoted from Buddhism krass, page 32. )


Comment = What are your spiritual goals? Which path leads you to the achieving of your goals. Amitabha Buddhism means leading a disciplined life. We shouldn’t demand too little or too much of ourselves. We should do our spiritual practice in a way that is appropriate for each of us. We should do exercises every day that will allow us to grow in life. We should live a spiritual life. Then victory is certain. One day we will win.

We will know that our efforts have paid off. We will have huge benefits for a relatively small amount of effort. Enlightenment is an immeasurable benefit. To live in light is an immeasurably good thing. All-encompasing love is a gift. Every journey starts with a single step. The first step is to make a clear desciion. What is your descion today?

Make a clear decision and put it into action. That is how winners live. Become a winner. Go get your victory. Never give up and you will reach your goal. “My spiritual goal is… My way to victory is… My deed today is…”
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Post by: Nils Horn on June 19, 2015, 01:09:44 am
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Be gentle with yourself. Be gentle with others. Being gentle is the way to inner happiness.

Mother Meera

Mother Meera, born Kamala Reddy (born 26 December 1960) is believed by her devotees to be an embodiment (Avatar) of the Divine Mother (Shakti or Devi). Born in Chandepalle a small village in Nalgonda district of Andhra Pradesh, India, she had her first samādhi, a state of complete spiritual absorption, at the age of six, which lasted for a whole day. In 1974 Mother Meera came to the Sri Aurobindo Ashram in Puducherry, India, of which he was a member. There she first met Westerners and started to give Darshan. In 1979 she was invited by her first devotees to Canada, where she went several times. In 1981 she made her first trip to West Germany, where she settled down a year later. She married a German in 1982. She visits the United States on a regular basis. Mother Meera receives thousands of visitors of all religions for darshan which she conducts in total silence. Her darshan consists of a ritual, where she will touch a person's head, and then look into their eyes. During this process, she reportedly 'unties knots' in the person's subtle system and permeates them with light.

”It isn’t necessary to come to me, I can help everywhere.” (The important thing is to connect to her with a mantra, a prayer, or meditation).

”I accept everyone who comes to me genuinely.”

”You can enjoy material life, but remember it is the divine who bring it to you. “ (Experience joy as a part of the spiritual way).

"Every religion has its cornerstone books. It is helpful to read these books from every religion.” (You can find truth in every religion)

"My work is for the whole world."

"All those who come to me for Darshan get what they need."

"Praying always helps."
Title: Re: Oracle
Post by: Nils Horn on June 20, 2015, 01:08:15 am
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Bring joy into your life. What do you need to proceed positively on your journey? Do what you feel like to get through the day. What do you need? What do you feel like doing?

Tantra Yoga


Tantra yoga teaches the five pleasures sex (maithuna), meat (mamsa), fish (matsya), wine (madya) and mudra (yoga exercises). In the west tantra yoga is interpreted as a spiritual method where sexuality and the enjoyment of meat are allowed. In traditional Indian yoga fish and meat and alcohol are not allowed. Indian yogis are normally vegetarians. Nils doesn’t eat meat. He makes exceptions if he goes out to eat or is invited to someone’s house.

Sex is a controversial topic. There are those who are for sexuality, and those against it, and those who take a middle position. A middle position is if a yogi takes periods of his or her life to meditate and others to live in a relationship. Tantra yoga is the path of healing relationships. Two people can heal one another through tantra yoga. This path is very important for people in the west who are extremely tense on the inside.

Healing occurs when sexual energy is held inside for a longer period of time. Then energy turns inward, releases all tension and both partners are happy and are healed. Through meditative concentration, energy can be sent to the injured or sick areas and thus healed. Normally energy finds the optimal way of healing on its own. Both partners don’t need to do anything except have sex the right way. Two tantra yogis have sex in a way that ejaculation occurs after an hour or more. How this happens, both partners have to find out on their own.

Tantra yoga only takes on a healing aspect if it is practiced in the context of a positive relationship. Tantra yoga should be combined with spirituality, honesty and love. Both partners have to be sensitive with their sexuality in order to come to healing and enlightenment that way. The main source of energy comes from states of peace and quiet, from daily spiritual rituals and all-encompassing love. It is difficult to maintain these three things in the hectic western world. Tantra yoga should be practiced under the guidance of an enlightened master. Spiritual people who live in a relationship should connect with an enlightened master every day. When encountering problems he or she should call on a master and deal from feelings of righteousness and wisdom.
Title: Re: Oracle
Post by: Burton on March 10, 2019, 02:21:01 am
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