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Buddhism and Mental Illness(Depression, Schizophrenia, Hallucinosis, etc)?

In Buddhism, supernormal abilities are knowing the minds of others, ability to send thoughts to others, ability to project images of oneself to others, etc, as described in suttas such as DN 11 and MN ...
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How to reconcile emptiness with dependent origination?

In Mahayana Buddhism, the term Dependent Origination has two distinct corollaries or implications. Outwardly, it implies that every (physical, objective) phenomenon is nothing but a transient ...
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How to reconcile emptiness with dependent origination?

Dependent origination is with regards to conventional reality. Emptiness is with regards to Ultimate reality. If you are reading Nagarjuna's MMK, I suggest you look at ch.24 v.18. Whatever is empty, ...
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What does the Tibetan book of the dead say happens 14 days after death?

The general heuristics in Bardo Thodol can be summed up - always follow the brightest, most unpleasant/painful light and be brave - never hide in a dark/shadow. Easier said than done of course. That ...
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Buddhism and Mental Illness(Depression, Schizophrenia, Hallucinosis, etc)?

One more thing, on rereading I see ... because I'm sick. At the same time I don't know how far this is true ... I think this might be about the so-called "stigma" of mental illness -- e.g. ...
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Have large Buddhist reference library to donate

Internet Archive If you will donate books we need for our library, then the Internet Archive might pay for shipping– please contact us. Start here! https://help.archive.org/help/how-do-i-make-a-...
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Buddhism and Mental Illness(Depression, Schizophrenia, Hallucinosis, etc)?

Vajrayana practice needs lots of merits. You can create merits by making offerings to your guru, seeing the actions of your guru as the purest, seeking teachings from your guru etc. Once you have ...
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Buddhism and Mental Illness(Depression, Schizophrenia, Hallucinosis, etc)?

I don't know, about Vajrayana or Tibetan Buddhism. I'll try to answer, based on theory (not personal experience) that I've read on this site and elsewhere. Whether you can ordain with an illness may ...
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Rimé movement and Theravada

Imagine you are learning to play a piano. As an absolute beginner, you start by learning the notes, and practicing the scales. Then as a novice, you learn to read the musical notation, and play the ...
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What is the Tibetan prayer recited by the Dali Lama at the beginning of his 1989 Nobel Prize acceptance speech?

I think the prayer translates in English as follows: “I bow to him, Gautama, who, by means of compassion, taught the true dharma for the purpose of abandoning all views” (Mūlamadhyamakakārikā 27.30).
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Could anyone please help me identify/translate this mantra?

This is Lantsa script. The top character is hrīḥ The mantra reads: oṃ ma ṇi pa dme hūṃ i.e. oṃ maṇipadme hūm the mantra of Avalokiteśavara. Note that contra popular opinion, maṇīpadme is one word. And ...
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