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by Lotus415
Tue Dec 02, 2014 9:41 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Buddhist Keychains
Replies: 4
Views: 704

Buddhist Keychains

This may be a random question, but I was wondering... I have recently come across some "Buddhist" keychains, with the Diamond Sutra, Great Compassion Mantra, etc, written out in Chinese. I thought the idea of carrying something like this around sounded nice, as another reminder of mindfullness throu...
by Lotus415
Sun Oct 20, 2013 4:40 am
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: Provenance of Pure Land Practice
Replies: 233
Views: 16127

Re: Provenance of Pure Land Practice

Indrajala presently staying at a Tibetan monastery? Are you giving lectures there against Amitabha and the existence of Dewachen as well?

Are you teaching them how all of their ceremonies are not pure traditional Buddhism as well?
by Lotus415
Sat Oct 19, 2013 10:56 am
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: Provenance of Pure Land Practice
Replies: 233
Views: 16127

Re: Provenance of Pure Land Practice

I am really beginning to wonder why it seems to be Pure Land that "Indrajala" is very against. Since he seems intent on protecting/promoting supposed "pure" Buddhism, according to his personal qualifications, I wonder why he doesn't spend time talking against Tibetan Buddhism or post things on those...
by Lotus415
Fri Oct 18, 2013 7:39 pm
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: Provenance of Pure Land Practice
Replies: 233
Views: 16127

Re: What has Chinese Buddhism lost?

Ven. Indrajala, with some time having passed since you wrote this... do you think the bolded bits are a fair assessment of any Pure Land teachings? To many of us, they appear instead to be a slander of the Dharma. As a Buddhist monk I don't slander the Dharma. Really? You've been working hard to ta...
by Lotus415
Thu Aug 29, 2013 8:58 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Bodhisattva Hsuan Hua
Replies: 83
Views: 16206

Re: Bodhisattva Hsuan Hua

Unfortunately his centers, at least the one in San Francisco doesn't seem very open to non Asians. I am white, practice pure land at home and have tried to go there but felt not very welcome. Any ideas why? I was a bit disappointed....
by Lotus415
Sat Jan 12, 2013 4:08 am
Forum: Media
Topic: The Most Beautiful Collection Of Buddha Statues!
Replies: 30
Views: 9779

Re: The Most Beautiful Collection Of Buddha Statues!

You can do a simple search for "Shiva" on any search engine and see the images that come up. The quote is obviously incorrect.
I have never seen a Buddha displayed on a dead animal's skin like this. The imagery is identicial with Shiva, not Buddha.
by Lotus415
Fri Jan 11, 2013 10:50 pm
Forum: Media
Topic: The Most Beautiful Collection Of Buddha Statues!
Replies: 30
Views: 9779

Re: The Most Beautiful Collection Of Buddha Statues!

[quote="buddhaflower"]bronze buddha sculpture presented by Nepal to President Truman(USA)
Image


Not a Buddha statue, a common representation of Shiva.
Just for your info...
by Lotus415
Sat Jan 05, 2013 5:55 am
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: Assistance identifying Chinese website
Replies: 5
Views: 993

Re: Assistance identifying Chinese website

Thank you, Greg, for your kind insight. With permission I will post on the Tibetan forum.
by Lotus415
Tue Jan 01, 2013 4:07 am
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: Assistance identifying Chinese website
Replies: 5
Views: 993

Re: Assistance identifying Chinese website

The scorpion image was quite different for me to see, for example.
by Lotus415
Tue Jan 01, 2013 4:05 am
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: Assistance identifying Chinese website
Replies: 5
Views: 993

Re: Assistance identifying Chinese website

Thanks so much for the quick response! The way the card was printed, I was sort of under the impression it is to be hung over a doorway, (or, I suppose anywhere for that matter). I was just curious if there were any specifications or further information in the Chinese description that would be worth...
by Lotus415
Tue Jan 01, 2013 3:53 am
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: Assistance identifying Chinese website
Replies: 5
Views: 993

Assistance identifying Chinese website

I obtained a card at a Buddhist vegetarian store, entirely in Chinese with only a website link on the back to look up. The website is also all in Chinese. I am curious if anyone can assist in identifying this group and the images on the card, some of which I have never seen before. A picture of the ...
by Lotus415
Tue Dec 04, 2012 3:18 am
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: advice on giving up smoking
Replies: 11
Views: 2345

advice on giving up smoking

I have had the desire to quit smoking for some time now but cannot seem to have the strength to follow through. I am curious if others have incorporated practice to help give up this habit. My primary practice is Pure Land, but have been starting Medicine Buddha recitation as well. Any advice or exp...
by Lotus415
Tue Oct 23, 2012 8:00 pm
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: Chinese Mantra
Replies: 1
Views: 610

Chinese Mantra

I heard this mantra recently and was trying to identify it/find a sanskrit version. It is as follows: 觀音菩薩治病真言注音: ōng。pí lǔ nà qí。jiān dōu xǐ hǎo。 mì shā mā。xuē hā mù。 jiān dōu qí bēi xiē nú dǎ。pí ná yā。suō hà。 http://tw.myblog.yahoo.com/superja1971-superja1971/article?mid=25&sc=1" onclick="window.o...
by Lotus415
Mon Sep 24, 2012 6:13 pm
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: Hwa Yen Sect of Chinese Buddhism
Replies: 5
Views: 1170

Re: Hwa Yen Sect of Chinese Buddhism

Thank you Huseng for your post, although for some reason the pictures do not load. Do you have information about Bodhisattva Cintāmaṇi-cakra-Avalokiteśvara (如意輪觀音) and if this mantra can be practiced by anyone? I have come across it before.
by Lotus415
Mon Sep 24, 2012 6:58 am
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: Identify this Dharani? Sanskrit/Chinese
Replies: 13
Views: 2043

Re: Identify this Dharani? Sanskrit/Chinese

Thanks! The Casket Seal Dharani, like so many others, doesn't seem well known outside of the Sinosphere. I have actually been meaning to read up on Casket Seal Dharani more lately, so this is a pleasant surprize. Thanks for the quick response! Amituofo!
by Lotus415
Mon Sep 24, 2012 6:42 am
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: Identify this Dharani? Sanskrit/Chinese
Replies: 13
Views: 2043

Identify this Dharani? Sanskrit/Chinese

I was curious if anyone could identify which dharani this is? There is sanskrit and chinese, but a search for the Sanskrit did not bring any results besides more Chinese pages.


http://www.fomen123.com/fo/baoqieyin/zhouyu/7205.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Thank you!
by Lotus415
Tue Aug 28, 2012 3:39 pm
Forum: Prayers and Aspirations
Topic: Preta-dana (Buddhist practice of offering food to ghosts)
Replies: 19
Views: 4250

Re: Preta-dana (Buddhist practice of offering food to ghosts)

To me the whole concept behind preta-dana is about sacrificing oneself and one's ego for the good of all beings, and in this case those beings that suffer more than humans. I usually stop it at that -- it's a quaint notion. But to actually believe that you can summon ghosts and direct them to other...
by Lotus415
Tue Aug 28, 2012 3:12 am
Forum: Pure Land
Topic: Bird Pays Homage to Amitabha
Replies: 9
Views: 1258

Bird Pays Homage to Amitabha

Amituofo!
I came across this picture a while ago, and found it quite touching! Unfortunately, I do not know the location or story behind it. Perhaps someone can inform us.
by Lotus415
Sun Aug 12, 2012 10:39 pm
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: Hsuan Hua on Homosexuality
Replies: 119
Views: 18015

Re: Hsuan Hua on Homosexuality

Also, in the link Astus provided a few posts prior regarding smoking, we find these comments from Hsuan Hua on another subject: "Caging a bird is the same as putting the bird behind bars. The bird will start chanting the mantra, "retribution, retribution…" In the future, the bird will go before the ...
by Lotus415
Sun Aug 12, 2012 10:33 pm
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: Hsuan Hua on Homosexuality
Replies: 119
Views: 18015

Re: Hsuan Hua on Homosexuality

If we look at the question from a scriptural point of view, there is no statement regarding homosexual acts as acceptable within the third precept. On the other hand, there are quite a few works on the contrary. As a sexual misconduct then, it can lead to lower birth. As far as I know the works tha...