Bodhisattva Hsuan Hua

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Re: Bodhisattva Hsuan Hua

Postby Nicholas Weeks » Tue Oct 02, 2012 7:05 pm

One atmospheric effect of proper Chan meditation:

http://www.cttbusa.org/dharmatalks/electrotherapy.htm
A bodhisattva does not become weary of evil beings nor does he commit the error of bringing forth thoughts inclined to reject them and cast them aside. Avatamsaka Sutra, ch. 25

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Re: Bodhisattva Hsuan Hua

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Avatamsaka Sutra Lecture by Rev. Heng Sure, 6 October, 2012 Live Now

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Re: Bodhisattva Hsuan Hua

Postby JKhedrup » Sun Oct 07, 2012 6:49 pm

Ven. Heng Sure really delivers top quality discourses on very profound sutras. We are fortunate to have Western Sangha with qualities like this. Is is too bad they are so rare!

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Re: Bodhisattva Hsuan Hua

Postby Nicholas Weeks » Mon Nov 12, 2012 6:25 am

A bodhisattva does not become weary of evil beings nor does he commit the error of bringing forth thoughts inclined to reject them and cast them aside. Avatamsaka Sutra, ch. 25

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Re: Bodhisattva Hsuan Hua

Postby Nicholas Weeks » Tue Jul 16, 2013 9:12 pm

A bodhisattva does not become weary of evil beings nor does he commit the error of bringing forth thoughts inclined to reject them and cast them aside. Avatamsaka Sutra, ch. 25

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Re: Bodhisattva Hsuan Hua

Postby Nicholas Weeks » Tue Jul 16, 2013 10:38 pm

A bodhisattva does not become weary of evil beings nor does he commit the error of bringing forth thoughts inclined to reject them and cast them aside. Avatamsaka Sutra, ch. 25

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Re: Bodhisattva Hsuan Hua

Postby JKhedrup » Tue Jul 16, 2013 11:10 pm

Why didn't the Master establish a temple in Toronto?

Bummer :(

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Re: Bodhisattva Hsuan Hua

Postby Nicholas Weeks » Tue Jul 16, 2013 11:36 pm

Yep - I think the only one on the East Coast is near Washington DC.
A bodhisattva does not become weary of evil beings nor does he commit the error of bringing forth thoughts inclined to reject them and cast them aside. Avatamsaka Sutra, ch. 25

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Re: Bodhisattva Hsuan Hua

Postby JKhedrup » Wed Jul 17, 2013 12:09 am

To me it is actually a shame that DRBA was not a little bit more ambitious with its founding of temples in the West. It is the only Chinese Mahayana organization that I think has the potential to appeal to Westerners on a broad scale.

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Re: Bodhisattva Hsuan Hua

Postby shaunc » Wed Jul 17, 2013 11:20 am

Thanks for posting this Will. I love the way a lot of Chinese Buddhism seem to mix & match from different traditions & dare I say it even different religions (Taoism & Confucionism).

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Re: Bodhisattva Hsuan Hua

Postby Nicholas Weeks » Tue Jul 23, 2013 9:54 pm

A bodhisattva does not become weary of evil beings nor does he commit the error of bringing forth thoughts inclined to reject them and cast them aside. Avatamsaka Sutra, ch. 25

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Re: Bodhisattva Hsuan Hua

Postby JKhedrup » Tue Jul 23, 2013 10:21 pm

Thanks Will for that last one, I will post the master's words on facebook as they bear repeating :twothumbsup: . Often we do not see the forest through the trees with our approach to the study and application of the Buddhist teachings. Dharma is not merely the accumulation of knowledge, the endurance of austerity, the accumulation of seniority, proximity or position. True dharma is necessarily a process of transformation and purification.

Geshe Sonam often presents practical dharma as 3 basic points in his introductory courses:

1. Purification of negativity
2. Accumulation of merit
then, based on the increased positive potential that comes from cultivating those two, the third point:
3. Recognizing and decreasing faults, and identifying and increasing positive mental qualities.

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Re: Bodhisattva Hsuan Hua

Postby jonaz108 » Wed Jul 24, 2013 7:38 pm

The first time I saw a picture of Venerable Master Hsuan Hua,
I become strangely attracted.
But after I read His teachings, I became very fond of Him.
All glories to Venerable Master Hsuan Hua! :bow:
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Re: Bodhisattva Hsuan Hua

Postby Nicholas Weeks » Wed Jul 24, 2013 8:43 pm

A bodhisattva does not become weary of evil beings nor does he commit the error of bringing forth thoughts inclined to reject them and cast them aside. Avatamsaka Sutra, ch. 25

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Re: Bodhisattva Hsuan Hua

Postby yan kong » Sat Jul 27, 2013 2:49 pm

"Meditation is a spiritual exercise, not a therapeutic regime... Our intention is to enter Nirvana, not to make life in Samsara more tolerable." Chan Master Hsu Yun

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Re: Bodhisattva Hsuan Hua

Postby Luke » Sun Jul 28, 2013 2:34 pm

Here is a quote by Hsuan Hua, which I find beautiful and hugely inspiring!

"In Buddhism, we should unite the Southern and Northern traditions. From now on, we won't refer to Mahayana or Theravada. Mahayana is the "Northern Tradition" and Theravada is the "Southern Tradition." [...] Both the Southern and the Northern Traditions' members are disciples of the Buddha, we are the Buddha's descendants. As such, we should do what Buddhists ought to do. [...] No matter the Southern or the Northern Tradition, both share the common purpose of helping living beings bring forth the Bodhi-mind, to put an end to birth and death, and to leave suffering and attain bliss."


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hsuan_Hua

The wikipedia page says that this quote is from an address Hsuan Hua gave to Ajahn Sumedho and the monastic community at Amaravati Buddhist Monastery on October 6, 1990. Does anyone have a copy of his whole speech?

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Re: Bodhisattva Hsuan Hua

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Re: Bodhisattva Hsuan Hua, autobiographical notes

Postby Nicholas Weeks » Tue Aug 27, 2013 6:27 pm

A bodhisattva does not become weary of evil beings nor does he commit the error of bringing forth thoughts inclined to reject them and cast them aside. Avatamsaka Sutra, ch. 25

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Re: Bodhisattva Hsuan Hua

Postby Lotus415 » Thu Aug 29, 2013 8:58 pm

Unfortunately his centers, at least the one in San Francisco doesn't seem very open to non Asians. I am white, practice pure land at home and have tried to go there but felt not very welcome. Any ideas why? I was a bit disappointed....


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