Pure Land Study Group Thread

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Re: Study group, who's interested?

Postby Nosta » Wed Sep 03, 2014 9:12 pm

So, wich book are we reading? :)

Its the Dialog with Ancient Masters?

In order to avoid loosing much time choosing the book and since the OP likes that one, I propose that one. Now, about the time for reading and then starting the discussion: within one month? :)

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Postby Nosta » Thu Sep 04, 2014 10:28 am

Ok, good choice ;)

Just to remember, the book is freely avaiable here:

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Postby LastLegend » Thu Sep 04, 2014 5:03 pm

It is because, as we begin reciting, the past, present and future have lost their distinction, marks exist but they have been left behind, form is emptiness, thought is the same as No-Thought, the realm of the Original Nature “apart from thought” of the Tathagata has been penetrated. This state is Buddha- hood; what else could it be?

Cool.
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Postby LastLegend » Thu Sep 04, 2014 5:34 pm

Discuss the quote above!!!
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Bodhidharma [my translation]
―I come to the East to transmit this clear knowing mind without constructing any dharma―

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Re: Study group, who's interested?

Postby Monlam Tharchin » Fri Sep 05, 2014 6:44 am

Wonderful. I've been trying to find my rhythm in a Pure Land Zen practice... I feel the two schools harmonize very well in terms of actual daily life experience. Looking forward to reading and discussing!
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Postby LastLegend » Fri Sep 05, 2014 2:16 pm

Cool. How should one put that into practice though?
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Postby LastLegend » Fri Sep 05, 2014 2:58 pm

I could be wrong. My take on it is the nature of thought is empty. Thus, when we sit to recite within our own mind, we use the "seeing" and the "hearing" to recite inward. When we recite, we see the reciting thought to be empty, and at the same hear the reciting thought. Or one can recite orally while turning the attention inward by seeing or being presently aware of the reciting sound (come from our mouth) and at the same time hearing the sound.
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―I come to the East to transmit this clear knowing mind without constructing any dharma―

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Re: Study group, who's interested?

Postby plwk » Fri Sep 05, 2014 3:48 pm

LL, the topic is Study group, who's interested? and not Dharma's next most boggling quote....

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NAMO AMITABHA
NAM MO A DI DA PHAT (VIETNAMESE)
NAMO AMITUOFO (CHINESE)

Bodhidharma [my translation]
―I come to the East to transmit this clear knowing mind without constructing any dharma―

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Re: Study group, who's interested?

Postby LastLegend » Fri Sep 05, 2014 4:08 pm

The quote came from this text of choice for study http://www.buddhanet.net/pdf_file/yin_kuang.pdf

Read the first page dude.
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Re: Study group, who's interested?

Postby plwk » Fri Sep 05, 2014 4:36 pm

This thread is asking on who's interested in this study group and then the text. Then a new thread on the actual study text?
Jumbling it all up may confuse some new readers as to which part of the initial OP has started and ended and the actual commencement...as it has happened in another thread before.... 'dude' / 'dudette'

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NAMO AMITABHA
NAM MO A DI DA PHAT (VIETNAMESE)
NAMO AMITUOFO (CHINESE)

Bodhidharma [my translation]
―I come to the East to transmit this clear knowing mind without constructing any dharma―

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Re: Study group, who's interested?

Postby Grigoris » Fri Sep 05, 2014 5:56 pm

Okay, now that the text has been decided upon when will the study begin and how will it be structured?
"My religion is not deceiving myself."
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"Butchers, prostitutes, those guilty of the five most heinous crimes, outcasts, the underprivileged: all are utterly the substance of existence and nothing other than total bliss."
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Re: Study group, who's interested?

Postby Grigoris » Mon Sep 08, 2014 9:38 am

So which bit should we read?
"My religion is not deceiving myself."
Jetsun Milarepa 1052-1135 CE

"Butchers, prostitutes, those guilty of the five most heinous crimes, outcasts, the underprivileged: all are utterly the substance of existence and nothing other than total bliss."
The Supreme Source - The Kunjed Gyalpo
The Fundamental Tantra of Dzogchen Semde


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