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by vairocanafollower
Wed Jul 25, 2012 12:00 pm
Forum: Academic Discussion
Topic: The Mahayana Pantheon
Replies: 13
Views: 2906

The Mahayana Pantheon

I would like to ask all of you followers of the Mahayana, in a strictly academic opinion, where do you think this enormous pantheon of Buddhas and Bodhisattvas came from? I mean the Historical Buddha may taught that there was a Buddha before him and a Buddha that will follow him (Maitreya), but he d...
by vairocanafollower
Wed Jul 25, 2012 11:56 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Buddhism about spirit guides
Replies: 66
Views: 12668

Re: Buddhism about spirit guides

Yes, Theosophy is opposed to channeling and any kind of mediumship and New Age stuff. But New Age was (because nowdays it goes under a new term that I cannot recall right now), a child of Theosophy. It may in the end, ended up being a circus of mixed ideas but surely for me who grew up following man...
by vairocanafollower
Thu Jul 19, 2012 1:42 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: How can Buddhists be so sure of themselves?
Replies: 240
Views: 26668

Re: How can Buddhists be so sure of themselves?

You are already biased towards materialism. How do you expect us to fulfil your needs for answers if you have already made up your mind? You need to become a true sceptic in order to find the truth, which means withholding your beliefs till you find if something is right or wrong through investigati...
by vairocanafollower
Thu Jul 19, 2012 10:33 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Buddhism about spirit guides
Replies: 66
Views: 12668

Re: Buddhism about spirit guides

I have been channelling for many years (at least 15) and I have realized this: You cannot ask someone outside of the New Age context about channelling, for they would colour it with their own beliefs. So, I accept and respect all of the opinions that were posted in this thread, but form the New Age ...
by vairocanafollower
Wed Jul 18, 2012 11:50 pm
Forum: Shingon
Topic: Shingon Temple in UK
Replies: 20
Views: 8646

Re: Shingon Temple in UK

If anyone is interested in finding a Shingon temple in UK, my dharma brother Tenjo Hopwood runs a temple that is temporarily hosted at the Sulla Lightship, located in Gloucester. For more info visit this link: http://www.lightshiptherapies.net/BC/index.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return fa...
by vairocanafollower
Wed Jul 18, 2012 12:47 am
Forum: Sūtra Studies
Topic: How can I find a copy of the Vajrashejara Sutra?
Replies: 7
Views: 2719

Re: How can I find a copy of the Vajrashejara Sutra?

Can't find the sutra on line. Can't afford the book for the time being. If a fellow brother or sister has a solution about it I would be glad to hear it. Thnx in advance...
by vairocanafollower
Tue Jul 17, 2012 9:06 pm
Forum: Sūtra Studies
Topic: How can I find a copy of the Vajrashejara Sutra?
Replies: 7
Views: 2719

Re: How can I find a copy of the Vajrashejara Sutra?

Ok, thnx Jikan. I will look into it. :smile:
by vairocanafollower
Tue Jul 17, 2012 8:38 pm
Forum: Sūtra Studies
Topic: How can I find a copy of the Vajrashejara Sutra?
Replies: 7
Views: 2719

Re: How can I find a copy of the Vajrashejara Sutra?

Is the 'The Adamantine Pinnacle Sutra', the Vajrashekara Sutra?
by vairocanafollower
Tue Jul 17, 2012 2:21 pm
Forum: Sūtra Studies
Topic: How can I find a copy of the Vajrashejara Sutra?
Replies: 7
Views: 2719

How can I find a copy of the Vajrashejara Sutra?

Hello everyone,

I have been searching for this particular sutra for a long time and still haven't found it on-line. I have only found the MahaVairocana Sutra (which, in shingon-shu, complements it). I would deeply appriciate if someone could help on that...

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