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by vikas113
Fri Sep 21, 2018 5:23 pm
Forum: Pure Land
Topic: Some of Shinran
Replies: 1
Views: 232

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: 819

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: 255

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: 327

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: 526

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: 313

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: 313

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: 340

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: 1381

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: 363

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: 320

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: 800

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: 287

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: 556

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...
by vikas113
Fri Mar 23, 2018 6:53 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Which Is The Most Accurate Great Compassion Dharani In Sanskrit?
Replies: 1
Views: 299

Which Is The Most Accurate Great Compassion Dharani In Sanskrit?

I have seen many different versions of Great Compassionate Mantra on youtube and on the internet. I seriously don't understand which is the most original mantra according to the sutras? Please, I will be very thankful to my dhamma friends if anyone would share some light or at least reveal the most ...
by vikas113
Sat Mar 17, 2018 6:05 pm
Forum: Pure Land
Topic: Chinese Pureland Rebirth Stories In English
Replies: 7
Views: 755

Chinese Pureland Rebirth Stories In English

I am always searching for pureland stories not because I lack faith, instead, I search them to inspire me to practice more rigorously. Here is a chinese collection of inspiring pureland rebirth stories. I have use google to translate the website, so the translation may have some minor mistakes. Here...
by vikas113
Sat Mar 17, 2018 5:56 am
Forum: Pure Land
Topic: Contradicting sutras
Replies: 26
Views: 2192

Re: Contradicting sutras

From what I understand the 18th vow states that those who commit the five great sins and slander the teachings will not take birth in the pure land but in other sutras such as the contemplation sutra it is stated that they can. What is the reason for this contradiction and how to resolve it? First,...
by vikas113
Fri Mar 16, 2018 7:58 am
Forum: Pure Land
Topic: Buddha Mantra Drove Away Demonic Entity
Replies: 0
Views: 326

Buddha Mantra Drove Away Demonic Entity

This might not be directly connected with Pureland but is definitely connected to Buddha and Sutras. Today, About an hour back I was working on my laptop in my room. Inside the room, my 13 yr old nephew was sleeping as he had a fever. He had covered himself with a blanket. Suddenly, he started screa...
by vikas113
Thu Mar 15, 2018 7:28 am
Forum: Pure Land
Topic: Honen's Last Momemts And The Apperance of Amitabha Buddha
Replies: 3
Views: 495

Honen's Last Momemts And The Apperance of Amitabha Buddha

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 become so dull that he could neither clearly distinguish color nor recognize voices. But now as the end approached, both senses became ...
by vikas113
Tue Mar 13, 2018 8:02 pm
Forum: Pure Land
Topic: Request: clear explanation of the nature of Sukhavati or a "pure land" in general
Replies: 5
Views: 524

Re: Request: clear explanation of the nature of Sukhavati or a "pure land" in general

Buddha during his enlightenment saw that because of their karmas beings fall down to deepest of hells and go as high up to highest heavens. Rebirth of any living beings can majorly be classified into 6 realms. rebirth in hells (cold or hot hells), rebirth a hungry ghost, rebirth as an animal, rebirt...

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