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Postby Goobers » Sat Jun 23, 2012 11:35 pm

Anyone with experience or seen Amitabha in particularly after the death of a love one? I am searching for an answer.

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Re: Amitabha

Postby Cittasanto » Sat Jun 23, 2012 11:46 pm

Hi and welcome to the board,
you may wish to post your question in the open Dhamma section or at Dharma Wheel the mahayana sister forum to here.

Other Buddhas are not really recognised within Theravada except for the previous Buddhas whos teachings are no longer in existence & little is mentioned about them in the texts.
“Mendicants, these two [types of persons] defame the Tathāgata.
(The mendicants asked) What are the two [types of persons]?
(The Lord Buddha responded) The malicious, or the inwardly angry, and the one with (blind) faith or the one who holds things incorrectly.
Mendicants, these two [types of persons] defame the Tathāgata.”
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Re: Amitabha

Postby LonesomeYogurt » Sun Jun 24, 2012 12:34 am ... 881e1816e8

This is the forum on the Dharmawheel that deals with Pure Land Buddhism. You might want to check that out!
Gain and loss, status and disgrace,
censure and praise, pleasure and pain:
these conditions among human beings are inconstant,
impermanent, subject to change.

Knowing this, the wise person, mindful,
ponders these changing conditions.
Desirable things don’t charm the mind,
undesirable ones bring no resistance.

His welcoming and rebelling are scattered,
gone to their end,
do not exist.
- Lokavipatti Sutta

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Re: Amitabha

Postby David N. Snyder » Sun Jun 24, 2012 12:35 am


Welcome to Dhamma Wheel!

I agree with Cittasanto and LY; you might want to also join and ask over at our sister site: (A Mahayana Buddhist forum where Amitabha is recognized/venerated)

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Re: Amitabha

Postby bodom » Sun Jul 15, 2012 4:15 pm

Welcome Goobers!

The heart of the path is SO simple. No need for long explanations. Give up clinging to love and hate, just rest with things as they are. That is all I do in my own practice. Do not try to become anything. Do not make yourself into anything. Do not be a meditator. Do not become enlightened. When you sit, let it be. When you walk, let it be. Grasp at nothing. Resist nothing. Of course, there are dozens of meditation techniques to develop samadhi and many kinds of vipassana. But it all comes back to this - just let it all be. Step over here where it is cool, out of the battle. - Ajahn Chah

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