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by vikas113
Mon Dec 10, 2018 11:13 am
Forum: Pure Land
Topic: The Old Blind Woman
Replies: 1
Views: 109

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: 160

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: 160

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: 124

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: 84

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: 260

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: 865

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: 283

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: 354

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: 569

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...
by vikas113
Mon Jun 25, 2018 5:58 am
Forum: Pure Land
Topic: Pureland Rebirth Biographies of Great Pureland Masters
Replies: 2
Views: 352

Honen's last moments and the arrival of Amitabha Buddha

I am again going to share Master Honen's last moments here as it falls in the category of Rebirth of Pureland Masters in Pureland: From the 2nd of the New Year of 1212, Honen was feeling so poorly that he could hardly eat anything. For the past three or four years, Honen’s sight and hearing had beco...
by vikas113
Mon Jun 25, 2018 5:40 am
Forum: Pure Land
Topic: Pureland Rebirth Biographies of Great Pureland Masters
Replies: 2
Views: 352

Pureland Rebirth Biographies of Great Pureland Masters

In this thread I am going to share the biographies of some great pureland masters which includes their moments of passing away and arrival of Amitabha Buddha along with his great sages infront of them. Also are mentioned the various auspicious events and signs at the time of their rebirth in Purelan...
by vikas113
Sun Jun 24, 2018 7:19 am
Forum: Pure Land
Topic: Some very beautiful Buddha images for help in practice!
Replies: 0
Views: 368

Some very beautiful Buddha images for help in practice!

I have snapped some very beautiful Buddha images from Aputi.com videos on youtube. I am sharing them so that it would be helpful for the members here to visualize the Buddha.

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Namo Amitabha Buddha :bow: :bow: :bow:
by vikas113
Sat Jun 02, 2018 3:58 am
Forum: Pure Land
Topic: Sanskrit version of Nembutsu
Replies: 4
Views: 1419

Re: Sanskrit version of Nembutsu

The original Sanskrit version is 'Namo Amitabha Buddha'. Amitabha is a Sanskrit word which can be broken into 2 words as amit + abha. Amit means Infinite and Abha means light. Hence the Sanskrit translation of Amitabha is also called as the Buddha of Infinite Light. He is called Amitabha Buddha beca...
by vikas113
Sun May 06, 2018 5:07 pm
Forum: Pure Land
Topic: This Sutra can eradicate evil karma of even 5 henious crimes
Replies: 0
Views: 406

This Sutra can eradicate evil karma of even 5 henious crimes

I am sharing this auspicious sutra called 'Mahayana Sublime Treasure King Sutra' which is a wonderful sutra on the great compassionate Avalokiteshwara Bodhisattava Mahasattava and how he by using great skillful means constantly rescuses beings even by going into the avici hell. Voilent flames of avi...
by vikas113
Fri Apr 27, 2018 7:07 am
Forum: Pure Land
Topic: Merits of Buddha Rectitation : From Kistigarbha Sutra
Replies: 0
Views: 364

Merits of Buddha Rectitation : From Kistigarbha Sutra

This is a part of chapter 9 from The Sutra on the past vows of kistigarbha Bodhisattva At that time, Bodhisattva-Mahasattva Ksitigarbha addressed the Buddha, saying, " O World Honored One, now I wish to speak on behalf of the sentient beings of future times and about the beneficial things that will ...
by vikas113
Thu Apr 26, 2018 4:34 am
Forum: Pure Land
Topic: Shoko Asahara's last nembutsu.
Replies: 8
Views: 852

Re: Shoko Asahara's last nembutsu.

Buddha's vows never fail. Tathagataha practised the Bodhisattva vows for trillions of immeasurable kalpas rescuing innumerable kotis of beings. Amitabha's vows stand firm like gold sumeru mountain rescuing beings equally in ten directions alike. So how can a evil man fall into evil paths after since...
by vikas113
Thu Apr 12, 2018 8:11 am
Forum: Pure Land
Topic: Great Inspirational Pureland Lectures And Stories
Replies: 0
Views: 329

Great Inspirational Pureland Lectures And Stories

Namo Amitabha Buddha! :rolling: Here is the playlist of some great inspirational pureland stories and lectures. Please share among others so that they too have the rare opportunity to hear Amitabha's name. Whoever chants Amitabha sincerely will be surely born in his pureland without fail. Click here...
by vikas113
Thu Apr 12, 2018 7:36 am
Forum: Pure Land
Topic: Some Gems From The Pratyutpanna Samadhi Sutra
Replies: 4
Views: 616

Some Gems From The Pratyutpanna Samadhi Sutra

The Buddha told Bhadrapāla, “One who trains in this way will attain the samādhi in which present Buddhas all stand before one. If, among bhikṣus, bhikṣuṇīs, upāsakas, and upāsikās, there are those who want to train according to this Dharma, they should fully observe their precepts and live alone in...

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