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by upasaka_/\_
Tue May 08, 2012 7:00 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Bodhisattva Hsuan Hua
Replies: 85
Views: 18811

Re: CHAN: The Essence of All Buddhas

Master Hua on Chan practice: http://online.sfsu.edu/~rone/Buddhism/VenHua/Chan.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; not sure if this is in reply to my question or not, thanks if it is:) however in lieu of reading all 8,051 words on that page (and i'm sure it's great, i really enjoy h...
by upasaka_/\_
Tue May 08, 2012 6:58 am
Forum: Zen
Topic: use of mala in zen/chan
Replies: 9
Views: 3987

Re: use of mala in zen/chan

Well, the second part means that this "stuff" is "detailed" all over the place in Chinese Buddhism. So, it's a bit like asking "Where are those practices that Buddhists do detailed?" ~~ Huifeng i just want one instruction manual or internet page or even a quote from any chan or zen master or school...
by upasaka_/\_
Tue May 08, 2012 6:56 am
Forum: Zen
Topic: zen/chan practices and the pali canon
Replies: 7
Views: 1468

Re: zen/chan practices and the pali canon

A lot of fairly typical Mahayana notions, such as Buddha nature, tathagatagarbha, alayavijnana, various bodies of the Buddha, etc. etc. ~~ Huifeng when i say "practices" i mean things you can literally practice, like breath meditation, walking meditation, etc. in the original post, when i said i kn...
by upasaka_/\_
Tue May 08, 2012 4:59 am
Forum: Zen
Topic: use of mala in zen/chan
Replies: 9
Views: 3987

Re: use of mala in zen/chan



At your friendly neighborhood Chinese Buddhist temple, and / or those who live there.

Otherwise it's like asking for the content of half of Chinese Buddhism... haha!

~~ Huifeng

?

i get that i could ask people at a temple, but what does the second line mean?
by upasaka_/\_
Tue May 08, 2012 4:57 am
Forum: Zen
Topic: zen/chan practices and the pali canon
Replies: 7
Views: 1468

Re: zen/chan practices and the pali canon

As the Chan / Zen / Son tradition is from Far East Asia, it never had any real contact with the Pali Canon at all, until about 100 years ago. The Far East Asian tradition did have non-Pali translations of Agamas (equivalent to Nikayas) and Vinaya texts. But in general, these were disparaged as "Hin...
by upasaka_/\_
Tue May 08, 2012 4:53 am
Forum: Zen
Topic: use of mala in zen/chan
Replies: 9
Views: 3987

Re: use of mala in zen/chan

In Chinese Buddhism in general, Abbots and former Abbots usually wear a very heavy mala around the neck. In fact, that's how you identify the Abbot (heshang / fangzhang). Other than this, which is purely worn, some Chan (and other Chinese Buddhist) practitioners use a mala for ... guess what ... re...
by upasaka_/\_
Tue May 08, 2012 4:09 am
Forum: Sūtra Studies
Topic: The Lotus Sutra
Replies: 136
Views: 24570

Re: The Lotus Sutra

very interesting stuff! i heard the lotus sutra talks about martial arts, is this true? if so, what does it say about them?
by upasaka_/\_
Tue May 08, 2012 3:48 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Bodhisattva Hsuan Hua
Replies: 85
Views: 18811

Re: CHAN: The Essence of All Buddhas

Master Hua on Chan practice: http://online.sfsu.edu/~rone/Buddhism/VenHua/Chan.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; not sure if this is in reply to my question or not, thanks if it is:) however in lieu of reading all 8,051 words on that page (and i'm sure it's great, i really enjoy h...
by upasaka_/\_
Tue May 08, 2012 2:56 am
Forum: Zen
Topic: "transmission outside the scriptures"
Replies: 125
Views: 13111

"transmission outside the scriptures"

for anyone who doesn't know that is a line from a very famous zen/chan statement traditionally attributed to bodhidharma. here it is in full: "a special transmission outside the scriptures, not founded upon words and letters. by pointing directly to one's mind, It lets one see into one's own true na...
by upasaka_/\_
Tue May 08, 2012 2:37 am
Forum: Zen
Topic: Chan Texts: Translations & Studies
Replies: 11
Views: 6573

Re: Chan Texts: Translations & Studies

all of the books listed above are fantastic ideas! thanks to the poster! if you are like me and cannot afford them though, here are some free resources on chan:

http://www.sacred-texts.com/bud/zen/index.htm

http://www.buddhanet.net/ftp11.htm

http://www.zenguide.com/principles/sutras/
by upasaka_/\_
Tue May 08, 2012 2:37 am
Forum: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: Mahayana/Vajrayana Links and Resources
Replies: 426
Views: 38609

Re: Chan Texts: Translations & Studies

all of the books listed above are fantastic ideas! thanks to the poster! if you are like me and cannot afford them though, here are some free resources on chan:

http://www.sacred-texts.com/bud/zen/index.htm

http://www.buddhanet.net/ftp11.htm

http://www.zenguide.com/principles/sutras/
by upasaka_/\_
Tue May 08, 2012 1:56 am
Forum: Zen
Topic: zen/chan practices and the pali canon
Replies: 7
Views: 1468

zen/chan practices and the pali canon

i've practiced zen for over ten years under the abbott of a zen temple whom in the past was also ordained in the theravada tradition. he has taught me much about zen and a decent amount about theravada i have read all of the important zen scriptures and i have read vast amounts of the pali canon as ...
by upasaka_/\_
Tue May 08, 2012 1:15 am
Forum: Zen
Topic: use of mala in zen/chan
Replies: 9
Views: 3987

use of mala in zen/chan

one can easily discern what malas are used for in vajrayana buddhism, chanting things like "om mani padme hum", etc. each time you chant it, you go to the next bead. or in pure land, "amituofo" next bead, "amituofo" next bead, "amituofo" next bead, X infinity. what are they used for though in chan a...
by upasaka_/\_
Tue May 08, 2012 1:13 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Bodhisattva Hsuan Hua
Replies: 85
Views: 18811

Re: Bodhisattva Hsuan Hua

hi,

you seem to know a lot about hsuan hua? i'm trying to figure out what place mala practice has in chan/zen buddhism. i've read some of master huas writings and seen many pictures of him with a mala around his neck. do you know what he taught or practiced involving mala? thanks.
by upasaka_/\_
Tue May 08, 2012 12:04 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: chan/zen buddhism mala use
Replies: 2
Views: 660

chan/zen buddhism mala use

one can easily discern what malas are used for in vajrayana buddhism, chanting things like "om mani padme hum", etc. each time you chant it, you go to the next bead. or in pure land, "amituofo" next bead, "amituofo" next bead, "amituofo" next bead, X infinity. what are they used for though in chan a...

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