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Kannon · NAMU AMIDA BUTSU · Veteran

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Kannon
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  • Re: Buddha Dharma Helps Those Who.......

    Same @paulyso. I try to to lots of little things during my day to help people. I hand out compliments like candy. Compassion motivates me a lot more than liberation.

    Many Pure Land Buddhists believe once they take refuge in Amida they will achieve liberation after this life. In all honesty I don't concern myself with that... the afterlife is unknowable. I guess I'll know if I'm liberated or not once I die. But I wouldn't bet on it. I believe Amida is with me always as per the sutras say. So he/she/they will be with me in death. Ispo facto.

    If it ends up not being that way, I still wouldn't consider it a waste to focus on a compassionate figure.

    lobsterShoshinpaulysoTravellersilver
  • Re: Seeking nembutsu

    @grackle Thank you I am very excited. The fact that Amida Buddha is a Buddha means he succeeded in his vows and there is already a place for me in a pure land. Focusing on his love helps me love myself and everyone else. It is good to emulate.

    Sometimes I just randomly chant his name and it brings me a lot of peace. I can feel something. Similar to when I first started meditating. I think this will revitalize my practice.

    herberto
  • Re: Is sentient same as conscious?

    If anyone is so inclined I recommend looking up Cleve Backster and his work with primary perception. It is very interesting.

    person
  • Re: pesky pests or best friends?

    @karasti I am looking for indoor bug spray for the windows and doors

    An interesting development

    federicaShoshin
  • Re: The Handmaid's Tale - No Spoilers

    "art comforts the disturbed
    and disturbs the comfortable"

    personlobsterShoshinsilverFosdickVastmind