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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: 213

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: 204

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: 183

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: 227

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: 157

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: 175

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: 251

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: 251

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: 181

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: 128

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: 306

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: 952

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: 318

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: 430

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: 678

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: 455

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: 455

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: 418

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: 1514

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...

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