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by Admin_PC
Thu Jan 19, 2017 2:25 pm
Forum: Pure Land
Topic: Amitabha Sutra (Shorter Sukhāvatīvyūha Sūtra)
Replies: 6
Views: 84

Re: Amitabha Sutra (Shorter Sukhāvatīvyūha Sūtra)

Stūpas/thūpas are documented in the āgama-nikāya literature and "mainstream" buddhist literature in general, such as the vinayas of the Theravāda, Dharmaguptaka, and Mūlasarvastivāda traditions. If you want to check out the occurrences in the Pāḷi canon, the PTS Dictionary gives the follo...
by Admin_PC
Thu Jan 19, 2017 4:47 am
Forum: Pure Land
Topic: Amitabha Sutra (Shorter Sukhāvatīvyūha Sūtra)
Replies: 6
Views: 84

Re: Amitabha Sutra (Shorter Sukhāvatīvyūha Sūtra)

Haribhadra writes in the Abhisamayālankārāloka that the Mahāyāna sūtras were remembered by Vajrapāṇi, revealed by him again centuries later, but also notes that some maintain that Ānanda memorized them, and they were thus kept secretly for a time. Tāranātha writes that Vajrapāṇi memorized the Mahāy...
by Admin_PC
Wed Jan 18, 2017 9:01 pm
Forum: Pure Land
Topic: Amitabha Sutra (Shorter Sukhāvatīvyūha Sūtra)
Replies: 6
Views: 84

Re: Amitabha Sutra (Shorter Sukhāvatīvyūha Sūtra)

This is actually a surprisingly tough question. The traditional account is that they were compiled by Mañjuśrī and Avalokiteśvara (or Samantabhadra) on a mountain in south India in a bodhisattvas council. The modern academic theory is that they were all later, but the dating varies with at least one...
by Admin_PC
Wed Jan 18, 2017 3:17 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Dzogchen. Thanks for pointing that out
Replies: 3
Views: 195

Re: Dzogchen. Thanks for pointing that out

Welcome to DharmaWheel.
:anjali:
by Admin_PC
Wed Jan 18, 2017 12:34 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Kamakura Buddhist schools
Replies: 2
Views: 87

Re: Kamakura Buddhist schools

Since Honen came first chronologically, and is often pointed to as the one that is responsible for setting the tone of these type of statements, I'd like to take the opportunity to discuss him first. From what we know from the biographies of Honen , his quest started out as a personal effort to find...
by Admin_PC
Tue Jan 17, 2017 11:37 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Kamakura Buddhist schools
Replies: 2
Views: 87

Kamakura Buddhist schools

In the Kamakura era, many Buddhist luminaries such as Honen, Shinran, Dogen, and Nichiren emerged from the Tendai school (note: these are listed chronologically by order of birth date). Each one became the respective founder a new school (whether intentional or not). Often, in establishing these sch...
by Admin_PC
Tue Jan 17, 2017 9:58 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Pure lands/Nichiren Shonin's take
Replies: 60
Views: 542

Re: Pure lands/Nichiren Shonin's take

Yes, that's the passage that's not his words but Tao-Cho's.
The auxiliary acts part is from Shan-Tao.
by Admin_PC
Tue Jan 17, 2017 9:39 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Pure lands/Nichiren Shonin's take
Replies: 60
Views: 542

Re: Pure lands/Nichiren Shonin's take

Ippen only taught Nembutsu. But he didn't also teach that all other practices in this world were futile and suggest setting those teachings aside. Ippen taught that everything was futile, even expecting to achieve faith. You really don't know much about Ippen. You're probably thinking of Kuya. Your...
by Admin_PC
Tue Jan 17, 2017 9:37 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Pure lands/Nichiren Shonin's take
Replies: 60
Views: 542

Re: Pure lands/Nichiren Shonin's take

No one is suggesting Shinran incited the assassination attempt on Nichiren. It was, however, perpetrated by Pure Land adherents inspired by Honen's exclusive Pure Land teachings. He started out saying they were arch rivals. I just gave the history lesson to show that the times and locations don't r...
by Admin_PC
Tue Jan 17, 2017 9:27 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Pure lands/Nichiren Shonin's take
Replies: 60
Views: 542

Re: Pure lands/Nichiren Shonin's take

And FYI Amida's Vow = Nembutsu No. Nembutsu is the practice of being Mindful of Buddha. It could be directed to any number of Buddhas. It has become synonymous with Amida oriented practice, especially as those other forms of Buddha Mindfulness have disappeared, but that's not the only meaning. No. ...
by Admin_PC
Tue Jan 17, 2017 9:05 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Pure lands/Nichiren Shonin's take
Replies: 60
Views: 542

Re: Pure lands/Nichiren Shonin's take

PC, you're suggesting a sanitized interpretation of Honen. He did more than just teach Nembutsu. There were lots of people teaching and practicing Pure Land in Japan, not just directed to Amida, but also to Yakushi, Kannon, etc. Amida focused Pure Land was a special form of Pure Land, and even amon...
by Admin_PC
Tue Jan 17, 2017 9:00 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Pure lands/Nichiren Shonin's take
Replies: 60
Views: 542

Re: Pure lands/Nichiren Shonin's take

Doesn't really matter, but a little history lesson: also Shinran i believe was a contemporary of Nichiren Shonin and he really loathed what the guy was doing to Buddhism and fooling the masses with the support of the government at the time...from what i know anyway..i would love to learn more. also ...
by Admin_PC
Tue Jan 17, 2017 8:23 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Pure lands/Nichiren Shonin's take
Replies: 60
Views: 542

Re: Pure lands/Nichiren Shonin's take

how am i strawman? By putting forth notions of things that Honen didn't say. I'm more than willing to learn something here... doubt it. Honen wanted everyone to just sit and pray to go to the pure land. Not at all. If you don't realize, the Mindfulness of the Buddha that Honen advocated is an old B...
by Admin_PC
Tue Jan 17, 2017 8:04 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Pure lands/Nichiren Shonin's take
Replies: 60
Views: 542

Re: Pure lands/Nichiren Shonin's take

No being can eradicate your Karma except you...If The Buddha could , He would have done so by now. You can't enter a so called pure land ,Buddha Land ,god Realm except on your own merit and volition. Having everyone practice what Honen wanted would fit very well with end of the world armageddon cul...
by Admin_PC
Tue Jan 17, 2017 7:50 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Pure lands/Nichiren Shonin's take
Replies: 60
Views: 542

Re: Pure lands/Nichiren Shonin's take

Just going to leave some quotes here... Now the saha world of the original time (honji 本時) [of the Buddha’s enlightenment] is the constantly abiding pure land, liberated from the three disasters and beyond the [cycle of the] four kalpas. Its Buddha has not already entered nirvana in the past, nor is...
by Admin_PC
Tue Jan 17, 2017 12:03 am
Forum: Pure Land
Topic: Jōdo Shinshū and Mappō
Replies: 5
Views: 139

Re: Jōdo Shinshū and Mappō

While I'm not seeing the term in the book "Jodo Shinshu: A Guide" put out by the Hongwanji, Mappō does get discussed quite heavily in the first assignment of the Jodo Shinshu 1 course from the Jodo Shinshu Correspondence Course (JSCC) put out by the BCA. The later would be considered the m...
by Admin_PC
Mon Jan 16, 2017 8:27 pm
Forum: Pure Land
Topic: Jōdo Shinshū and Mappō
Replies: 5
Views: 139

Re: Jōdo Shinshū and Mappō

The concept of mappō doesn't resonate well with many people in the west who view this day & age as superior to the time of the Buddha.

EDIT: Unno does mention Mappō though in a few places:
How to Read the Tannisho - 12th paragraph
River of Fire, River of Water - Chapter 1
by Admin_PC
Sat Jan 14, 2017 6:51 pm
Forum: Pure Land
Topic: What is the Pure Land Traditions assertion of how conventional phenomena exists?
Replies: 11
Views: 265

Re: What is the Pure Land Traditions assertion of how conventional phenomena exists?

Hmm what does Mind-Only mean that's rather confusing, is it Yogacara where everything is a projection of the viewer's mind or the entirely different Mind from the Flower-Garland/Kegon school which is the Dharmakaya. Good question. Whalen Lai goes into the topic a bit in Buddhism: Critical Concepts ...
by Admin_PC
Thu Jan 12, 2017 8:48 pm
Forum: Media
Topic: Which Buddha is this?
Replies: 12
Views: 229

Re: Which Buddha is this?

Bhaisajyaguru almost always has a stem of the Myrobalan, with Aruna fruit in his right hand: http://www.beprimitive.com/img/new_arrivals/2016/bhaisajyaguru-medicine-buddha-03-large.jpg Bhaisajyaguru left, Shakyamuni middle, Amitabha right: http://buddhaweekly.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/Buddha-We...
by Admin_PC
Thu Jan 12, 2017 3:45 pm
Forum: Pure Land
Topic: Visualization Sutra Study Group
Replies: 5
Views: 105

Re: Visualization Sutra Study Group

To be perfectly honest, I'm getting at least as much out of it as you guys. :)

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