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by Admin_PC
Wed Nov 14, 2018 4:33 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Lotus Vs wisdom Vs flower garland sutra worldview?
Replies: 25
Views: 314

Re: Lotus Vs wisdom Vs flower garland sutra worldview?

But what really annoys me is that he doesn't provide a reference so that I can read the original in context. Sorry, I'm not so good at CBETA. The SAT Daizokyo says the phrase only occurs in 4 texts: 摩訶止觀:1911 (智顗説) (0006b15-0011a13) 十不二門指要鈔:1928 (知禮述) (0705b01-0708a19) 四明尊者教行録:1937 (宗曉編) (0900b09-0...
by Admin_PC
Wed Nov 14, 2018 2:22 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Lotus Vs wisdom Vs flower garland sutra worldview?
Replies: 25
Views: 314

Re: Lotus Vs wisdom Vs flower garland sutra worldview?

I'm no Chinese translator, but i'm not even sure how they get that translation from 法界對法界起法界 If I were to take a stab at it: the Dharma realm facing the Dharma realm awakens to the Dharma realm. 法界 can be translated as Dharma realm, the experiential realm, or even the universe. I believe it's how th...
by Admin_PC
Wed Nov 14, 2018 1:43 am
Forum: Meditation
Topic: Meditation timer app?
Replies: 11
Views: 722

Re: Meditation timer app?

Insight Timer is brilliant. Look no further. Just started using this one because my old go-to Zazen Suite app stopped working at some point. I like it so far. The social aspect of it is surprisingly motivating. Just wish there were more modes (like "sutra"). Always open to adding new friends on the...
by Admin_PC
Tue Nov 13, 2018 10:44 pm
Forum: Pure Land
Topic: Buddha-recitation samadhi, hearing recitation sound, auditory hallucination
Replies: 4
Views: 466

Re: Buddha-recitation samadhi, hearing recitation sound, auditory hallucination

The mental recitation is covered in Taming the Monkey Mind as "8) Silent Recitation", but I guess I never thought of it rising spontaneously when one wasn't already reciting.
by Admin_PC
Sun Nov 11, 2018 9:34 pm
Forum: Pure Land
Topic: Buddha-recitation samadhi, hearing recitation sound, auditory hallucination
Replies: 4
Views: 466

Re: Buddha-recitation samadhi, hearing recitation sound, auditory hallucination

Shan-Tao's Kannenbomon might be a good start. While his Commentary on the Visualization Sutra is probably the best resource, it's not translated into English at the moment, and this one will give a good overview of what to do with the mind while reciting. The descriptions are meant to supplement wha...
by Admin_PC
Tue Nov 06, 2018 9:28 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: What is reborn after death?
Replies: 105
Views: 4824

Re: What is reborn after death?

If the passage is the result of a translation from Japanese then the likely term is 魂. This term doesn’t just mean spirit or soul, but the heart’s true wish (at least according to the dictionary I was just reading). The definition I read made it seem like it was the true wish of the heart/mind 心
by Admin_PC
Mon Nov 05, 2018 1:53 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Namaskaram everyone.
Replies: 3
Views: 528

Re: Namaskaram everyone.

Welcome to DharmaWheel!
:anjali:
by Admin_PC
Sat Nov 03, 2018 9:12 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: What is reborn after death?
Replies: 105
Views: 4824

Re: What is reborn after death?

I’m asking whether there are suttas or sutras where it is reported that Gautama Buddha gave a teaching on “the period between death and the next birth” or about “a spirit composed of subtle types of the five skandhas (aggregates)”? In addition to the Sūtra referenced by humble.student there’s also ...
by Admin_PC
Thu Nov 01, 2018 6:58 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello to everybody
Replies: 4
Views: 472

Re: Hello to everybody

Welcome to DharmaWheel!
:anjali:
by Admin_PC
Thu Nov 01, 2018 12:28 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: The Wanderer
Replies: 23
Views: 1269

Re: The Wanderer

Welcome to DharmaWheel!
:anjali:
by Admin_PC
Tue Oct 30, 2018 1:04 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Is Dharma practice a struggle for you?
Replies: 42
Views: 2671

Re: Is Dharma practice a struggle for you?

As I said in another thread, I haven't had much luck with seated meditation. In a nutshell, it makes me hypersensitive (quick to anger) and gives me headaches. When it's between 5 and 15 minutes, it's not too bad. My first year, I worked up to 45 minutes and did a few sessions of up to an hour and a...
by Admin_PC
Mon Oct 29, 2018 9:26 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: A problem
Replies: 3
Views: 369

Re: A problem

If the pain is chronic (as you describe), you may want to see a qualified medical professional.
You may also want to find a qualified meditation instructor to help with technique.
Otherwise, welcome to DharmaWheel!
:anjali:
by Admin_PC
Mon Oct 29, 2018 1:04 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello All
Replies: 5
Views: 317

Re: Hello All

Welcome to DharmaWheel!
:anjali:
by Admin_PC
Sun Oct 28, 2018 10:46 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello from Hong Kong
Replies: 4
Views: 298

Re: Hello from Hong Kong

Welcome to DharmaWheel!
:anjali:
by Admin_PC
Fri Oct 26, 2018 10:53 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Amitabha Pureland connecting flight to Nirmanakaya Buddhafield
Replies: 34
Views: 1413

Re: Amitabha Pureland connecting flight to Nirmanakaya Buddhafield

I thought Buddhas in Mahayana don't enter parinirvana and what is the need for the upgrade? In Mahayana, Buddhas display parinirvana (largely for the sake of followers), they do not abide in it - that is to say they never stop working for the benefit of sentient beings. The upgrade? I don't quite u...
by Admin_PC
Thu Oct 25, 2018 10:45 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Man in the Box
Replies: 18
Views: 968

Re: Man in the Box

Welcome to DharmaWheel!
:anjali:
by Admin_PC
Tue Oct 23, 2018 7:45 pm
Forum: Pure Land
Topic: Honen or Shinran?
Replies: 9
Views: 471

Re: Honen or Shinran?

As for Sanjin/Shinjin... I am not certain whether they are ultimately different words for the same thing (I genuinely have no clue, I need more study) but your explanation really makes sense to me. To make a selection of essential passages from the Collection of Liturgical Passages: Second [of the ...
by Admin_PC
Tue Oct 23, 2018 6:57 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Amitabha Pureland connecting flight to Nirmanakaya Buddhafield
Replies: 34
Views: 1413

Re: Amitabha Pureland connecting flight to Nirmanakaya Buddhafield

Interestingly, with regard to Karma Chagme's Aspiration prayer, his mention of Amitabha passing and Avalokita taking his place, and then Mahasthamaprapta eventually taking over his place, means that Karma Chagme had read the White Lotus of Compassion Sutra and considered it canon. Do you know how t...
by Admin_PC
Tue Oct 23, 2018 5:02 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Amitabha Pureland connecting flight to Nirmanakaya Buddhafield
Replies: 34
Views: 1413

Re: Amitabha Pureland connecting flight to Nirmanakaya Buddhafield

The issue here, that no one seems to be mentioning and that I've been very interested in but unsure how to bring it up, is that in the Sutra tradition (at least in East Asia), Sukhavati is considered a sambhogakaya realm, not a nirmanakaya realm. So are there two Sukhavatis? Is there just one, but ...
by Admin_PC
Mon Oct 22, 2018 3:49 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello from the Netherlands
Replies: 5
Views: 394

Re: Hello from the Netherlands

Welcome to DharmaWheel!
:anjali:

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