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by vikas113
Thu Jun 13, 2019 5:39 am
Forum: Pure Land
Topic: Sutra on Manjushri's Questions
Replies: 3
Views: 217

Re: Sutra on Manjushri's Questions

Mönlam Tharchin wrote:
Tue Jun 11, 2019 2:26 am
It is through taking pleasure in space that one understands all the doctrines.
Fascinating. What does it mean here?
I guess the space here refers to the Dharmakaya of the Buddha which is nothing but the nirvana itself.
by vikas113
Mon Jun 10, 2019 3:29 am
Forum: Pure Land
Topic: Sutra on Manjushri's Questions
Replies: 3
Views: 217

Sutra on Manjushri's Questions

Mention of mindfulness of the Buddha meditation and its merits in The Sutra of Manjushri's Questions. At that time Mañjuśrī addressed the Buddha: World-honored One, there are buddhas who exist in other buddha lands. Some of those [gathered] here would like to see these buddhas. How might they be abl...
by vikas113
Sun Jun 09, 2019 5:24 am
Forum: Pure Land
Topic: Is the Pure Land an actual place?
Replies: 17
Views: 671

Re: Is the Pure Land an actual place?

Yes it is a definite place like our Earth. Buddhist sutras describe planets and worlds system apart from our Earth where different types of living beings exist. Our Earth is one such planet where the Buddha Sakyamuni was born and attained bodhi. There are also such planets like Sukhavati where there...
by vikas113
Thu Jun 06, 2019 7:26 am
Forum: Pure Land
Topic: Buddha Mindfulness in Theravada Buddhism
Replies: 0
Views: 325

Buddha Mindfulness in Theravada Buddhism

Vissudhimagga states the benefits of recollection of the Buddha as follows : When a bhikkhu is devoted to this recollection of the Buddha, he is respectful and deferential towards the Master(Buddha). He attains fullness of faith, mindfulness, understanding and merit. He has much happiness and gladne...
by vikas113
Sat Mar 30, 2019 3:26 pm
Forum: Pure Land
Topic: In case you haven't seen- animated depictions of the Pureland
Replies: 3
Views: 285

Re: In case you haven't seen- animated depictions of the Pureland

It is indeed a rare thing in this world to believe in pure land teachings and make an aspiration to be born there. I express my sympathetic joy for your aspiration to be reborn in pure land. Here are some pureland stories and dharma videos on YouTube. Please share to help more people hear the Noble ...
by vikas113
Sat Feb 23, 2019 9:39 am
Forum: Pure Land
Topic: Buddha mindfulness removes even 5 grave evil karmas
Replies: 0
Views: 231

Buddha mindfulness removes even 5 grave evil karmas

I am sharing the passage from the Sutra on the Ocean-like Samadhi of the visualization of the Buddha, where the Buddha states that sincere and earnest mindfulness of the Buddha can totally eradicate even the 5 grave sins, 4 grave transgressions, slandering of the dharma and innumerable evil karma. T...
by vikas113
Fri Feb 22, 2019 3:18 pm
Forum: Pure Land
Topic: Mindfulness of the Buddha removes evil karma
Replies: 0
Views: 213

Mindfulness of the Buddha removes evil karma

These are some lines from The Sutra on the Ocean like samadhi of the visualization of the Buddha. Here the Buddha preaches that being mindful of the Buddha's white tuft between eyebrows even for an instant can eradicate innumerable evil karma. After my passing away, there will be some disciples of t...
by vikas113
Fri Feb 22, 2019 6:58 am
Forum: Pure Land
Topic: Please help...
Replies: 4
Views: 289

Re: Please help...

The main two practices in pureland Buddhism are reciting the Buddha's name and reciting the Amitabha Buddha's spiritual Mantra(Dharani)

I guess by chant you are referring to the Dharani of Amitabha Buddha which is in Sanskrit

Here is the English translation
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by vikas113
Sun Feb 10, 2019 7:19 am
Forum: Pure Land
Topic: Fine Buddha Image for Visualization
Replies: 0
Views: 191

Fine Buddha Image for Visualization

This fine Buddha image will help you all to visualize Amitabha Buddha while chanting his name.

Feel free to share this among all for non commercial and non-profit purpose (as per the guidelines on Aputi.com)

Credit : Aputi channel, its team on YouTube and their generous sponsors.
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by vikas113
Mon Dec 10, 2018 11:13 am
Forum: Pure Land
Topic: The Old Blind Woman
Replies: 1
Views: 204

The Old Blind Woman

I am sharing a link to a page from where you can download the PDF form of the short book which is about an old blind woman who suffered all her life and was always surrounded by misfortunes. Later during her last days she came to know about ' Amitabhas ' name and practiced chanting diligently. She f...
by vikas113
Mon Dec 10, 2018 4:31 am
Forum: Pure Land
Topic: A Butcher Lays Down His Knife and Becomes a Buddha
Replies: 3
Views: 299

Re: A Butcher Lays Down His Knife and Becomes a Buddha

Interesting fact: some later sectarians misunderstood this story and spread the rumor that ShanTao himself fell off that tree, and did so purposely, committing suicide. Indeed so, In this dhamma ending age many people try to degrade true monks and master and spread rumors without knowing any actual...
by vikas113
Sun Dec 09, 2018 3:17 pm
Forum: Pure Land
Topic: A Butcher Lays Down His Knife and Becomes a Buddha
Replies: 3
Views: 299

A Butcher Lays Down His Knife and Becomes a Buddha

The following episode is recorded in Part 28 of Collected Records of the Buddha: In Changan during Tang times, there was a butcher surnamed Jing. Because Master Shandao urged people to undertake Amitabha-recitation, many had stopped eating meat. Butcher Jing resented him deeply. With a knife in his ...
by vikas113
Sun Dec 09, 2018 3:15 pm
Forum: Pure Land
Topic: Chanting Amida's name invariably leads to birth in pureland
Replies: 0
Views: 202

Chanting Amida's name invariably leads to birth in pureland

Below is an account from the life of Master Shandao - The great pureland patriarch, who was once debating with another master about the merits and virtues of Amitabha's name recitation. Here Master Shandao showed a great miracle to the auidence and showed that the Amitabha's 18th great vow is true a...
by vikas113
Sun Dec 09, 2018 3:02 pm
Forum: Pure Land
Topic: Master Shandao's Biography
Replies: 0
Views: 146

Master Shandao's Biography

This is a very interesting and inspiring post on Master Shandao. It contains miracles in the life of Master Shandao due to chanting of 'Amida's'name. Master Shandao was the one of the few great monks who attained the visualization samadhi and saw the splendor of pureland in his meditation. Various B...
by vikas113
Fri Sep 21, 2018 5:23 pm
Forum: Pure Land
Topic: Some of Shinran
Replies: 1
Views: 335

Re: Some of Shinran

Great Read! Thanks for sharing. :bow:
by vikas113
Fri Sep 07, 2018 11:22 am
Forum: Pure Land
Topic: Worry and incarnational faith
Replies: 5
Views: 1011

Re: Worry and incarnational faith

Christian god is nothing more than a diety in the desire heaven and hence is still stuck in samsara, no matter how powerful he is. Being heaven it is impermanent and subjected to change and decay. Even gods in heavens die and are born in hell and other realms. So even if a person by practice and fai...
by vikas113
Thu Aug 30, 2018 3:47 pm
Forum: Pure Land
Topic: Story of Pureland Master Fazhao meeting Bodhisattva Manjushri and Samanthabhadra
Replies: 0
Views: 339

Story of Pureland Master Fazhao meeting Bodhisattva Manjushri and Samanthabhadra

This is real story of Pureland Master Fazhao meeting great Bodhisattva Mahasattva Manjushri and Samantabhadra and asking them about the best practice in the dharma ending age. The story emphasises the value of Buddha mindfulness and focuses on the Great Vow of Amitabha Buddha. Link :https://pureland...
by vikas113
Fri Jun 29, 2018 6:14 pm
Forum: Pure Land
Topic: Refuge
Replies: 3
Views: 473

Re: Refuge

It is sufficient to declare that you take refuge into the triple jewels. Pureland practice does not need any special rituals or text. We just need to believe in Amitabha Buddha's vows and with a faithful mind should continue to recite his sacred name in order to be born there. Namo Amitabha Buddha! ...
by vikas113
Tue Jun 26, 2018 4:57 pm
Forum: Pure Land
Topic: Five refuges?
Replies: 7
Views: 755

Re: Five refuges?

I guess people do this out of faith, hardly there is a difference between 3 or 5 refuge. Sukhavti is pureland because of Amitabha Buddha and his great Bodhisattva sages staying there. When we take refuge in the Buddha, we take refuge under the tathagata Buddhas of ten directions of past, present and...

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