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by Admin_PC
Thu Jan 24, 2019 1:30 am
Forum: Pure Land
Topic: What is auspicious sign?
Replies: 2
Views: 84

Re: What is auspicious sign?

For Pure Land, auspicious signs tend to manifest at or after the time of death in most examples. Includes things like: - Dying standing up - Sweet smells in the room of the deceased - Rigor mortis not setting in days after death: soft body, rosy cheeks, smiles that come and go (not due to final tigh...
by Admin_PC
Tue Jan 22, 2019 11:44 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Introduction
Replies: 3
Views: 107

Re: Introduction

Welcome to DharmaWheel!
:anjali:
by Admin_PC
Tue Jan 22, 2019 6:56 pm
Forum: Language
Topic: Help with Japanese
Replies: 5
Views: 133

Re: Help with Japanese

I'd probably start with the SAT database Tripitaka:
http://21dzk.l.u-tokyo.ac.jp/SAT/ddb-bd ... hp?lang=en
And the digital dictionary of Buddhism:
http://www.buddhism-dict.net/ddb/
by Admin_PC
Tue Jan 22, 2019 6:54 pm
Forum: Language
Topic: Help with Japanese
Replies: 5
Views: 133

Re: Help with Japanese

There really aren't many materials in Japanese.
Honen's 1-sheet document, and a couple of Shinran's Gathas are some of the only exceptions I know of.
Sutras themselves are all in Chinese.
Most Japanese commentaries are in Chinese.
Honen's Senchakushu and Shinran's Kyogyoshinsho are in Chinese.
by Admin_PC
Mon Jan 21, 2019 3:48 pm
Forum: Pure Land
Topic: How many Amida Buddhas there are?
Replies: 6
Views: 152

Re: How many Amida Buddhas there are?

Magical manifestations (emanations) are not quite the same thing as separate entities. All Buddhas can manifest countless emanations.
by Admin_PC
Mon Jan 21, 2019 2:27 am
Forum: Pure Land
Topic: How many Amida Buddhas there are?
Replies: 6
Views: 152

Re: How many Amida Buddhas there are?

From the Visualization Sūtra: The Buddha told Ānanda and Vaidehī, “After achieving this vision, one should next visualize the glory of Amitāyus Buddha’s body. Ānanda, know that Amitāyus Buddha’s body is in a billion koṭi colors of the superb gold in Yāma Heaven. That Buddha’s height measures as many...
by Admin_PC
Sat Jan 19, 2019 7:50 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: New Moderators
Replies: 10
Views: 412

Re: New Moderators

Seeker12 wrote:
Sat Jan 19, 2019 7:44 pm
Thanks! Hopefully I'll be of use. If I'm not, just kick me to the curb.
Don’t be so hard on yourself. Most of us would be useless in a perfect world. :P Appreciate you stepping up. It’s a tougher job than most realize.
by Admin_PC
Sat Jan 19, 2019 6:02 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: New Moderators
Replies: 10
Views: 412

New Moderators

Please welcome our new moderators Seeker12 and Sherab Rigdrol
by Admin_PC
Wed Jan 16, 2019 10:57 pm
Forum: Suggestion Box
Topic: Open call for Moderator suggestions
Replies: 6
Views: 626

Re: Open call for Moderator suggestions

Mod Note: Locking for review & clean up.
The purpose of this thread is not to argue over the current moderation team.
Thread will not be re-opened.
Please send any suggestions via pm.
by Admin_PC
Tue Jan 15, 2019 4:24 pm
Forum: Suggestion Box
Topic: Open call for Moderator suggestions
Replies: 6
Views: 626

Open call for Moderator suggestions

We're looking to back-fill 2, preferably 3 moderator positions.
Would appreciate any serious suggestions or volunteers.
It would be nice to have at least one candidate with a background in Vajrayana.
by Admin_PC
Mon Jan 14, 2019 4:34 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello from Halle (Saale), Germany
Replies: 1
Views: 115

Re: Hello from Halle (Saale), Germany

Welcome to DharmaWheel!
:anjali:
by Admin_PC
Thu Jan 10, 2019 5:12 pm
Forum: Pure Land
Topic: Jodo Shinshu forum
Replies: 4
Views: 212

Re: Jodo Shinshu forum

Don't think the registration emails are going out.
by Admin_PC
Sun Jan 06, 2019 4:46 am
Forum: Shrine Room
Topic: Most famous teacher of all time?
Replies: 10
Views: 492

Re: Most famous teacher of all time?

In addition to those already mentioned:
TNH has to be in the current list.
Historical figures, other mentions probably include Zhiyi, Xuanzang, Milarepa, ShanTao, Saicho, Kumarajiva, Tsongkapa, Kukai, Nagarjuna, Vasubandhu, Buddhagosa, Nagasena, Asanga, etc.
by Admin_PC
Wed Jan 02, 2019 4:53 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hi and a happy new year
Replies: 3
Views: 151

Re: Hi and a happy new year

Welcome to DharmaWheel!
:anjali:
by Admin_PC
Tue Jan 01, 2019 4:22 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: New to forum
Replies: 3
Views: 107

Re: New to forum

Welcome to DharmaWheel!
:anjali:
by Admin_PC
Mon Dec 31, 2018 8:28 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Greetings from the UK
Replies: 3
Views: 125

Re: Greetings from the UK

Welcome to DharmaWheel!
:anjali:
by Admin_PC
Fri Dec 28, 2018 11:37 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Brief members bios - please contribute!
Replies: 96
Views: 28403

Re: Brief members bios - please contribute!

Dharmapaths.com is our sister forum for interfaith dialog.
by Admin_PC
Fri Dec 28, 2018 10:03 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello everyone
Replies: 4
Views: 125

Re: Hello everyone

Welcome to DharmaWheel!
:anjali:
by Admin_PC
Fri Dec 28, 2018 6:40 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Amitābha's Sukhāvatī & the "Lotus Vault World"
Replies: 7
Views: 579

Re: Amitābha's Sukhāvatī & the "Lotus Vault World"

If im not mistaken. They are different. And that pure land is a lower type for arahants. According to TienTai, there are 4 levels of the Pure Land: - The Land of Mixed Residence (sages & common beings) - The Land of Expedient Means - The Land of True Reward - Pure Land of Tranquil Light All 4 apply...
by Admin_PC
Fri Dec 28, 2018 3:32 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Amitābha's Sukhāvatī & the "Lotus Vault World"
Replies: 7
Views: 579

Re: Amitābha's Sukhāvatī & the "Lotus Vault World"

If im not mistaken. They are different. And that pure land is a lower type for arahants. According to TienTai, there are 4 levels of the Pure Land: - The Land of Mixed Residence (sages & common beings) - The Land of Expedient Means - The Land of True Reward - Pure Land of Tranquil Light All 4 apply...

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