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by VictoryInTruth
Sun Feb 09, 2014 8:28 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Questions for those who have travelled to India
Replies: 7
Views: 638

Questions for those who have travelled to India

Dear Dhamma Wheel members... I am contemplating visiting India within the next 2 months and wanted to know if any of you have visited the sites related to Buddhism in India? I am going to renew my passport soon and wanted to know of reputable Buddhist pilgrimage companies online that I can look into...
by VictoryInTruth
Mon Jan 13, 2014 4:18 pm
Forum: Shrine Room
Topic: Need suggestions
Replies: 8
Views: 1581

Re: Need suggestions

Hi ViT :hello: I have been in a similar situation in my life and I have also been fortunate enough to have altars in several rooms in my last home. Here I have altars in my bedroom as I live with Christians. Should be moving though in the near future and look forward to doing a Buddhist and nature ...
by VictoryInTruth
Mon Jan 06, 2014 3:48 pm
Forum: Shrine Room
Topic: Need suggestions
Replies: 8
Views: 1581

Re: Need suggestions

You could find a portable Buddhist shrine, popular in other countries. Maybe try eBay? Open and close the doors as needed. http://www.seattletimes.nwsource.com/ABPub/2012/11/07/2019626907.jpg I was thinking about getting a portable shrine and have already looked on Ebay but then I changed my mind b...
by VictoryInTruth
Sun Jan 05, 2014 5:10 pm
Forum: Shrine Room
Topic: Need suggestions
Replies: 8
Views: 1581

Re: Need suggestions

Thank you all for your responses. :anjali: Its hard when you live with family that are very strict in their beliefs....but I have to respect that this is not my home and I can't go around doing whatever I want. I have decided that on the small table I will use for my meditation shrine I will just pu...
by VictoryInTruth
Fri Jan 03, 2014 3:26 pm
Forum: Shrine Room
Topic: Need suggestions
Replies: 8
Views: 1581

Need suggestions

Dear DW forum members... I need your advice in how to set up a shrine in a way that only I will know the significance of each item in the shrine. You see, I live with my cousin and her family. They are non-denominational bible Christians and don't want me to have any images or statues in their house...
by VictoryInTruth
Mon Aug 19, 2013 3:13 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Please send some good thoughts my way
Replies: 20
Views: 1248

Re: Please send some good thoughts my way

Thank you all for your compassion and kind words. I have taken them all to heart. I wish that I could respond to each post individually but I am not feeling that well today and my mind feels scattered... if that makes any sense. Hopefully tomorrow I will be better and can give a response to each pos...
by VictoryInTruth
Fri Aug 16, 2013 6:31 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Please send some good thoughts my way
Replies: 20
Views: 1248

Re: Please send some good thoughts my way

Modus.Ponens wrote:I'm sorry to hear of your loss and your illness.

May you be free from suffering as soon as possible. :heart:
Thank you for your kind words. I too wish to be free of suffering very soon.

:anjali:
by VictoryInTruth
Fri Aug 16, 2013 6:29 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Please send some good thoughts my way
Replies: 20
Views: 1248

Re: Please send some good thoughts my way

Greetings Victory Grief and illness really suck. Be sure that you are in my thoughts. However painful and difficult your situation, please do everything you can to look after yourself. with metta, Ben Yes indeed... grief and illness can suck at times. Thank you for keeping me in your thoughts. I am...
by VictoryInTruth
Fri Aug 16, 2013 6:24 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Please send some good thoughts my way
Replies: 20
Views: 1248

Re: Please send some good thoughts my way

Hi VictoryInTruth, I'm so sorry to hear about your difficulties. My mother died from cancer, so I can understand how you are feeling. Just take things very gently and give yourself some time to re-adjust. Sending lots of good wishes for your health and happiness. With metta, Aloka Thank you Aloka f...
by VictoryInTruth
Fri Aug 16, 2013 6:22 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Please send some good thoughts my way
Replies: 20
Views: 1248

Re: Please send some good thoughts my way

Hi VictoryInTruth, I'm sorry to hear about your recent tragedies. Sometimes samsara just totally sucks. I hope you don't mind some Mahayana-flavored compassion right now! :) Teyata Om Bekandze Bekandze Mahabekandze Radza Samugate Soha http://www.tonglen.oceandrop.org/buddhapix/MedicineBuddha.jpg Tr...
by VictoryInTruth
Fri Aug 16, 2013 6:16 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Please send some good thoughts my way
Replies: 20
Views: 1248

Re: Please send some good thoughts my way

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Thank you for the videos they help calm my mind down. :anjali:
by VictoryInTruth
Fri Aug 16, 2013 6:13 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Please send some good thoughts my way
Replies: 20
Views: 1248

Re: Please send some good thoughts my way

Hi VictoryInTruth You have metta and compassion from me – I honestly know how you feel. I nursed my wife on and off for more than 10 years before she passed away from cancer and the effects of many years of treatment. Lets start with your grief – depression is a very common aspect of grief, so you ...
by VictoryInTruth
Thu Aug 15, 2013 2:34 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Please send some good thoughts my way
Replies: 20
Views: 1248

Please send some good thoughts my way

Dear forum members... even though I mostly lurk in these forums I would like to ask that if you are able to...to please send some good thoughts my way. You see, almost a month and a half ago my mother died of cancer whilst I was taking care of her in my home...her cancer had spread from her lungs to...
by VictoryInTruth
Sat May 04, 2013 12:10 am
Forum: Shrine Room
Topic: your home altar/shrine
Replies: 179
Views: 51883

Re: your home altar/shrine

Got a new Buddha statue for my little shrine and wanted to show it to all of you. I believe that the pose of this Buddha statue is a Blessing pose. If I am wrong please feel free to correct me. :anjali: Simplicity = beauty. Very nice, friend. :) Thanks as well. :anjali: I don't like my meditation s...
by VictoryInTruth
Sat May 04, 2013 12:08 am
Forum: Shrine Room
Topic: your home altar/shrine
Replies: 179
Views: 51883

Re: your home altar/shrine

Got a new Buddha statue for my little shrine and wanted to show it to all of you. I believe that the pose of this Buddha statue is a Blessing pose. If I am wrong please feel free to correct me. :anjali: Beautiful! I like the sort of antique look. The gesture also looks like the "teaching pose" or m...
by VictoryInTruth
Fri May 03, 2013 5:33 pm
Forum: Shrine Room
Topic: your home altar/shrine
Replies: 179
Views: 51883

Re: your home altar/shrine

Got a new Buddha statue for my little shrine and wanted to show it to all of you. I believe that the pose of this Buddha statue is a Blessing pose. If I am wrong please feel free to correct me. :anjali:
by VictoryInTruth
Wed May 01, 2013 5:58 pm
Forum: Discovering Theravāda
Topic: Booklet for how to conduct a Buddhist Puja
Replies: 6
Views: 1554

Re: Booklet for how to conduct a Buddhist Puja

Daily Buddhist Devotions was a wonderful little book. With that said, most if not all of the chanting from it can be found in the reccomendations you've been given. I'd also like to reccomend Bhante Gunaratana's Bhavana Vandana. There are free pdfs available online and if your prefer a bound copy y...
by VictoryInTruth
Mon Apr 29, 2013 10:33 pm
Forum: Discovering Theravāda
Topic: Booklet for how to conduct a Buddhist Puja
Replies: 6
Views: 1554

Re: Booklet for how to conduct a Buddhist Puja

Thank you both for your recommendations but I have already come across these sites and links. I prefer to have how to conduct a puja in book for as it is more convenient than to try to be looking at a computer screen and concentrating on doing the puja at the same time. I could print the puja from t...
by VictoryInTruth
Sun Apr 28, 2013 5:14 pm
Forum: Discovering Theravāda
Topic: Booklet for how to conduct a Buddhist Puja
Replies: 6
Views: 1554

Booklet for how to conduct a Buddhist Puja

Dear Forum members... I am posting in order to see if any of you many know of an online store that sells booklets detailing how a Buddhist puja is conducted? There use to be a booklet called Daily Buddhist Devotionals that the Corporate Body of the Buddha in Taiwan use to offer for free but it is no...
by VictoryInTruth
Sat Jul 28, 2012 1:00 am
Forum: Discovering Theravāda
Topic: We deserve what we get...
Replies: 7
Views: 1138

We deserve what we get...

Hello to everyone... It's been a long while since I have posted and hope that you can answer a question for me. This has been bothering me for a long time and is the greatest obstacle towards my embracing the lifestyle of a Buddhist. The obstacle concerns the bad things that happen to one in this li...