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by Kaji
Sun Apr 03, 2016 10:22 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Are there many former Catholics/Christians here?
Replies: 39
Views: 3911

Re: Are there many former Catholics/Christians here?

I'm willing to bet one year of my income that Pope Francis is a returning bodhisattva :)
by Kaji
Sat Mar 26, 2016 5:38 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: Qi Gong reading recommendations
Replies: 20
Views: 2094

Re: Qi Gong reading recommendations

If one is really serious about learning and practising qigong, eventually studying the classic Huangdi Neijing is a must: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Huangdi_Neijing It will also equip you with telling genuine qigong schools/methods from the not-so-genuine ones. Good luck with that! A high degree...
by Kaji
Sat Mar 26, 2016 2:17 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: Qi Gong reading recommendations
Replies: 20
Views: 2094

Re: Qi Gong reading recommendations

If one is really serious about learning and practising qigong, eventually studying the classic Huangdi Neijing is a must:https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Huangdi_Neijing

It will also equip you with telling genuine qigong schools/methods from the not-so-genuine ones.
by Kaji
Thu Mar 24, 2016 5:51 pm
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: Chinese language query
Replies: 3
Views: 587

Re: Chinese language query

You might also want to have a look at the Wikipedia page for manas: https://zh.wikipedia.org/wiki/%E6%84%8F ... %E6%95%99)
by Kaji
Tue Mar 22, 2016 4:53 am
Forum: Language
Topic: Reading Devanagari - Request from a Nun
Replies: 2
Views: 704

Re: Reading Devanagari - Request from a Nun

Thank you so much for this, kajibabu!

I've just passed the message to the nun.

:namaste:
by Kaji
Thu Mar 17, 2016 7:55 am
Forum: Language
Topic: Reading Devanagari - Request from a Nun
Replies: 2
Views: 704

Reading Devanagari - Request from a Nun

Is anyone here able to read Devanagari script? A Buddhist nun asked me to have a look at this, knowing that I (try to) pronounce mantra in Sanskrit. However, I do not know the Devanagari alphabet and so cannot even read out the text. Would anyone be able to: 1) identify it as a mantra, verse or what...
by Kaji
Sat Feb 13, 2016 12:45 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Chopping down trees and Buddhism
Replies: 79
Views: 5218

Re: Chopping down trees and Buddhism

Thanks for sharing that. Is that rule a Mahayana one? I think (and I underline that word) that the Theravadin Vinaya does not speak about spirits on trees, etc. Only speaks about the prohibition for monks not killing trees and plants. I have spoken to a Theravada monk on this issue. He told me that...
by Kaji
Fri Feb 12, 2016 10:57 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Are there many former Catholics/Christians here?
Replies: 39
Views: 3911

Re: Are there many former Catholics/Christians here?

Ex-Christian here. Brought up in a Hong Kong Chinese family that is Anglican - my father worked for an Anglican organisation. Went to Sunday school, a Christian kindergarten, an Anglican Christian primary school, then after migrating to Australia a Catholic secondary school. Remained Christian throu...
by Kaji
Fri Feb 12, 2016 6:17 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Mahayana devotion
Replies: 20
Views: 1643

Re: Mahayana devotion

I personally follow a daily short ritual that is largely based on Samantabhadra's 10 vows (or King of Prayers in Tibetan Buddhism, similar to the Seven Limbs): 1) Set my motivation right - bodhicitta and realisation of emptiness. You can use a particular verse from the Diamond Sutra for this. Or rec...
by Kaji
Fri Feb 12, 2016 4:41 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Chopping down trees and Buddhism
Replies: 79
Views: 5218

Re: Chopping down trees and Buddhism

If I understood well, Tibetan Buddhism and Bom believe in the existence of spirits on things like plants, rocks, etc. Shouldnt buddhists respect trees and plants, not chopping them down? In the Vinaya the fully ordained monks and nuns have a precept to not deliberately kill plant life. If laypeople...
by Kaji
Sun Jan 06, 2013 6:00 pm
Forum: Language
Topic: Help Needed to Translate Devanagari Text to English
Replies: 8
Views: 1962

Re: Help Needed to Translate Devanagari Text to English

The visualization you mentioned is the standard visualization across all the schools of Tibetan Buddhism (although even that has some slight differences from lineage to lineage). If you can go back and ask the geshe for the Vajrasattva mantra you should use however in the Geluk tradition the standa...
by Kaji
Thu Jan 03, 2013 4:20 pm
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: Sauce? (Source this quote please)
Replies: 6
Views: 1107

Re: Sauce? (Source this quote please)

"Do good to others without expecting a reward" 施恩莫望報 is a common Chinese phrase. Having done a quick search I could not locate the source.
by Kaji
Thu Dec 20, 2012 10:53 am
Forum: Language
Topic: Help Needed to Translate Devanagari Text to English
Replies: 8
Views: 1962

Re: Help Needed to Translate Devanagari Text to English

Yes, my quest is to try finding out which version should I use. The version that you received from your Guru. If you didn't receive any, you shouldn't use either one. Vajrasattva is regarded as the ultimate origin of tantra and the basic Vajrasattva mantra is open. So actually the order of anurakto...
by Kaji
Mon Dec 17, 2012 9:46 am
Forum: Language
Topic: Help Needed to Translate Devanagari Text to English
Replies: 8
Views: 1962

Re: Help Needed to Translate Devanagari Text to English

Actually there are different versions of the Vajrasattva mantra mostly based on the order of anu-rakto me bhava (before or after supusyo me bhava) akthough this is not the only differentiation. Kirt Yes, my quest is to try finding out which version should I use. I had a go transliterating the Devan...
by Kaji
Sun Dec 16, 2012 3:27 pm
Forum: Language
Topic: Help Needed to Translate Devanagari Text to English
Replies: 8
Views: 1962

Help Needed to Translate Devanagari Text to English

In short: it would be great if someone could tell me the meaning of this: न चि एइ लमक न चि एइ लमक दिओ नजिअ कालक्र न एइ नै Context: I use a Buddhist mantra called the "Vajrasattva 100 Syllable Mantra", with a Sanskrit transliteration by a friend of mine: Oṃ, vajrasattva samayam anu-pālaya. Vajrasattv...
by Kaji
Thu Dec 13, 2012 2:44 am
Forum: Pure Land
Topic: A Skillful Method to Ensure Rebirth into Western Pure Land
Replies: 24
Views: 4143

Re: A Skillful Method to Ensure Rebirth into Western Pure Land

I usually recite nembutsu whenever I have a lucid dream. For some reason the last time I did it a wave of fear passed over me though. I wonder if thats a bad sign? I flew through the wall of my house. It turned dark like it was going to storm and then I felt anxiety. It could be a multitude of thin...
by Kaji
Tue Dec 11, 2012 7:54 am
Forum: Pure Land
Topic: A Skillful Method to Ensure Rebirth into Western Pure Land
Replies: 24
Views: 4143

Re: A Skillful Method to Ensure Rebirth into Western Pure Land

I can't say I have had perfect success but this experiment has been far from a failure. I managed to (mostly) learn the kanji for the nembutsu, dabbled with a few other scripts but I write it a few times as the last thing to do before going to bed and again upon waking up. It has mixed in with my m...
by Kaji
Wed Dec 05, 2012 8:59 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Cundi Practice
Replies: 10
Views: 5768

Re: Cundi Practice

reciting mantra can be considered as "esoteric "? , maybe the origin would be esoteric one, but in Korea and China, it seemed that mantra chanting has nothing to do with esoteric practice now. (at least most mantras) they don't need transmissions, recited by all lay-people- especially aged ladies -...
by Kaji
Thu Nov 29, 2012 4:14 pm
Forum: Pure Land
Topic: Amitabha buddha - a personal experience
Replies: 49
Views: 9168

Re: Amitabha buddha - a personal experience

Also learn the Amitaba mantra . . . let me know of any good links for youtube, wallpaper, sound files devoted to Amitaba Namo Amitaba :twothumbsup: The Amitabha Dharani: http://www.dharanipitaka.net/2011/2008/MCollection/Ten-small-mantras.pdf" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; (the bott...
by Kaji
Thu Nov 29, 2012 11:01 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Lotus Sutra Dharani
Replies: 14
Views: 1974

Re: Lotus Sutra Dharani

For this reason and a few others I think that Kaji's answer may be a bit off, and perhaps a bit Tibetan-centric. I am quite surprised by this comment. As far as I know, all the dharani and mantra in the list I posted are found in the Chinese-translated sutra. Dharani/mantra practice is very common ...