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Offline Lobster

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My very own Buddha
« on: June 26, 2013, 02:37:03 am »
Recently on a more conservative forum, I have been requested to not post my personal mantra, given to me by Maitriya.
OM YA HA HUM

The pronunciation is quite drawn out and sounds little different to Aum
Quite often the expression changes, for example the rather veiled path of the Green Stone is also completely 'open' . . .
http://tinyurl.com/odj6bnx

Do you have personalised practice? Only handed down by the Institutionalised? What is your personal working practice? Do you no longer practice for your own sake?  :fu:




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Re: My very own Buddha
« Reply #1 on: June 26, 2013, 03:32:45 am »
The only personalisation I have is that I do a small "ki" exercise before starting to meditate, to get into the right mindset and posture. And then I guess then you could of course say that my meditation is pesonalised as it is flawed according to the kind of person I am.   :)
My actions are my only true belongings.
I cannot escape the consequences of my actions.
My actions are the ground on which I stand.
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What would Buddha do?

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Re: My very own Buddha
« Reply #2 on: June 26, 2013, 10:18:26 am »
Recently on a more conservative forum, I have been requested to not post my personal mantra, given to me by Maitriya.
OM YA HA HUM

The pronunciation is quite drawn out and sounds little different to Aum
Quite often the expression changes, for example the rather veiled path of the Green Stone is also completely 'open' . . .
http://tinyurl.com/odj6bnx

Do you have personalised practice? Only handed down by the Institutionalised? What is your personal working practice? Do you no longer practice for your own sake?  :fu:


Gosh! I wonder what forum that might be? At any rate, go and post this mantra: Om amogha vairocana mahamudra mani padma jvala pravartaya hum.



A nice way to start with a mantra is to keep your mind on your vocal cords as you chant.

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Re: My very own Buddha
« Reply #3 on: June 27, 2013, 03:16:57 am »
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Gosh! I wonder what forum that might be?


Dharma Police at Dharmawheel
http://dharmawheel.net/viewtopic.php?f=39&t=12946&start=40
and now NewBuddhist have issued me a final warning . . .
 :lipsseald:

I may have to return to the dervish path, where they have no need of my tetragrammaton mantras . . .  :teehee:

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Re: My very own Buddha
« Reply #4 on: June 27, 2013, 04:18:47 am »
What does your mantra mean?

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Re: My very own Buddha
« Reply #5 on: June 27, 2013, 05:11:02 am »
Dharma Police at Dharmawheel
http://dharmawheel.net/viewtopic.php?f=39&t=12946&start=40
and now NewBuddhist have issued me a final warning . . .
 :lipsseald:


All forums need Dharma Police and now you're one of our local officers. :wink1:

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Re: My very own Buddha
« Reply #6 on: June 27, 2013, 05:17:18 am »
Do you have personalised practice? Only handed down by the Institutionalised? What is your personal working practice?

My approach to practice is broadly Theravada, but not now defined by any one of the Theravada sub-schools - though I've spent a long time exploring these sub-schools in order to find the methods that work best for me.
Having said that, I think that there are some risks to mixing and matching different approaches to practice - the main one being that one can become a jack of all practices and master of none.  So I think that for most people there is a need to specialise, at least to some extent.
That's one of the reasons I didn't stick with the FWBO, I found their mix-and-match approach to the Buddhist traditions rather confusing and not very satisfying.

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Re: My very own Buddha
« Reply #7 on: June 27, 2013, 05:17:46 am »
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All forums need Dharma Police and now you're one of our local officers.

Yes indeed, I will be ignoring personal messages, requests and efforts to moderate and be taking bribes of dharma and wisdom where available . . .  :gawrsh:

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Re: My very own Buddha
« Reply #8 on: June 27, 2013, 05:35:39 am »
When Guatam Buddha was physically alive at Eagle Peak in India,
he had invited Bhoddisattva Wonderful Sound (chapter 24-lotus sutra)

This Bhoddiattva has given me my mantra of sound viberations and
these viberations lead my meditation and Budddha path.

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Re: My very own Buddha
« Reply #9 on: June 27, 2013, 11:07:41 am »
What does your mantra mean?


Go to Mantra on Wiki. It's a good background. Then check this out (the Maha-Vairocana-Abhisambodhi Tantra). It will give you lots more detail: http://goo.gl/3kRdC

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Re: My very own Buddha
« Reply #10 on: June 27, 2013, 11:11:14 am »
What does your mantra mean?


Go to Mantra on Wiki. It's a good background. Then check this out (the Maha-Vairocana-Abhisambodhi Tantra). It will give you lots more detail: http://goo.gl/3kRdC

To know what OM YA HA HUM means?

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Re: My very own Buddha
« Reply #11 on: June 27, 2013, 11:49:10 am »
What does your mantra mean?


Go to Mantra on Wiki. It's a good background. Then check this out (the Maha-Vairocana-Abhisambodhi Tantra). It will give you lots more detail: http://goo.gl/3kRdC

To know what OM YA HA HUM means?


YA is the mysterious vehicle that leads to the mysterious HA or cause of all things (dharma).

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Re: My very own Buddha
« Reply #12 on: June 27, 2013, 11:54:37 pm »
Do you have personalised practice? Only handed down by the Institutionalised? What is your personal working practice? Do you no longer practice for your own sake?  :fu:
What is personalized practice? This is I and this is mine?
What is institutionalized practice? A decree received by an emperor?
What is personal working practice? Is this I and mine doing the work?
What is practice for something's sake? Is it bargaining?

What is own Buddha? A possesion that may be acquired?

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Re: My very own Buddha
« Reply #13 on: June 28, 2013, 01:36:08 am »
What is own Buddha?
 :fu:


A good question, unskilfully asked IMO. <3
However let us see if I can be a little more skilful - no guarantees . . .

We all have to a lesser or greater degree a concept or alignment with our 'own Buddha'. We have to own up and admit it is far from perfect . . . and that flawed nature is acceptable or 'perfect' for us.

My Buddha is my future self.  :wacky:

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Re: My very own Buddha
« Reply #14 on: June 28, 2013, 01:51:53 am »
We all have ...
"We"?

What is trying to be persuasive and why?

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