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by Admin_PC
Mon Apr 15, 2019 3:48 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Greetings
Replies: 4
Views: 127

Re: Greetings

Welcome to DharmaWheel!
:anjali:
by Admin_PC
Thu Apr 11, 2019 1:14 am
Forum: Suggestion Box
Topic: Readability of Usernames
Replies: 41
Views: 735

Re: Readability of Usernames

well, if you'd actually bother to read my opening post, you would notice that it applies to usernames in Kyrillic, Greek, or Tibetan characters as well: ...my suggestion is: could people with usernames that are not in the English alphabet add a transscription to their name? besides, I'm neither whi...
by Admin_PC
Wed Apr 10, 2019 11:52 pm
Forum: Suggestion Box
Topic: Readability of Usernames
Replies: 41
Views: 735

Re: Readability of Usernames

First off, this isn't a public forum, it's privately owned & operated. Accounts and initial posts are subject to approval. Second, East Asian Buddhism (for the most part) requires at least a passing recognition of important Buddhist characters in one of a number of East Asian scripts. So no, the use...
by Admin_PC
Tue Apr 09, 2019 8:20 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hallo all
Replies: 2
Views: 83

Re: Hallo all

Welcome to DharmaWheel!
:anjali:
by Admin_PC
Thu Apr 04, 2019 1:23 pm
Forum: Pure Land
Topic: Not one in a million can attain enlightenment through self-power- Shinran and Honen
Replies: 20
Views: 698

Re: Not one in a million can attain enlightenment through self-power- Shinran and Honen

That is exactly what Honen meant.... that all self-power practices are COMPLETELY futile, due to retrogression.... meaning that sooner or later, all progress will be lost. Honen did not originate this idea, it is from Nagarjuna. It is a very strong tradition in Japanese Pure Land to not debate with...
by Admin_PC
Wed Apr 03, 2019 10:28 pm
Forum: Suggestion Box
Topic: Open call for Moderator suggestions
Replies: 18
Views: 1344

Re: Open call for No Moderators

The most polite I encountered were martial arts forums. Perhaps members behaved better knowing that the member they insult may well turn up where they train and kick their ass. The threat of turning up at someone's dharma centre and chanting ferociously is somehow less scary, hence the need for Mod...
by Admin_PC
Wed Apr 03, 2019 4:31 pm
Forum: Suggestion Box
Topic: Open call for Moderator suggestions
Replies: 18
Views: 1344

Re: Open call for No Moderators

Did not realize the bots & private cases were such a problem. Why not consider confining a mods job to just those two areas and cease & desist from nearly all speech/topic control? Because when the later happens (cease & desist from nearly all speech/topic control), the former gets worse (private c...
by Admin_PC
Wed Apr 03, 2019 3:16 pm
Forum: Suggestion Box
Topic: Open call for Moderator suggestions
Replies: 18
Views: 1344

Re: Open call for No Moderators

Why not be radical and have no moderators? "Sticks and stones may break bones but names will never hurt one." Between using the Foe function and just plain ignoring & shunning, I think things will be fine. If you guys only knew what goes on behind the scenes: all the stuff you folks don't see that ...
by Admin_PC
Tue Apr 02, 2019 4:58 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello all...
Replies: 5
Views: 152

Re: Hello all...

Welcome to DharmaWheel!
:anjali:
by Admin_PC
Mon Apr 01, 2019 12:33 pm
Forum: Pure Land
Topic: Jodo Shinshu forum
Replies: 13
Views: 593

Re: Jodo Shinshu forum

Created a new Jodo Shin Shu subforum for Jodo Shin Shu practitioners to discuss Shin teachings.
by Admin_PC
Mon Apr 01, 2019 12:28 pm
Forum: Pure Land
Topic: Not one in a million can attain enlightenment through self-power- Shinran and Honen
Replies: 20
Views: 698

Re: Not one in a million can attain enlightenment through self-power- Shinran and Honen

In general Honen was careful to not judge other traditions as being wrong or to criticize people practicing other forms of Buddhism, but to be introspective and realize that oneself is not capable of following the holy path (see: http://www.jsri.jp/English/Honen/TEACHINGS/otherfaith.htm) This is th...
by Admin_PC
Mon Apr 01, 2019 12:27 pm
Forum: Pure Land
Topic: Not one in a million can attain enlightenment through self-power- Shinran and Honen
Replies: 20
Views: 698

Re: Not one in a million can attain enlightenment through self-power- Shinran and Honen

Just to properly quote what I referred to above: Chapter I The Two Gateways Namu Amida Butsu The Nembutsu is foremost among the practices for Rebirth in the Pure Land Passages Concerning How Tao-ch’o, the Dhydna Master, Distinguishing between Two Gateways—the Holy Path and the Pure Land —Cast Aside ...
by Admin_PC
Sun Mar 31, 2019 6:35 pm
Forum: Pure Land
Topic: Not one in a million can attain enlightenment through self-power- Shinran and Honen
Replies: 20
Views: 698

Re: Not one in a million can attain enlightenment through self-power- Shinran and Honen

The topic is discussed in Ch1 of the Senchakushu. Honen quotes TaoCho on the topic, including where he says all on the Holy Path (Path of Sages) in this era have not succeeded, without exception. Furthermore, a major focus of the Senchakushu is setting aside the Path of Sages in favor of the Pure La...
by Admin_PC
Sat Mar 30, 2019 6:25 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello 大家好!
Replies: 23
Views: 714

Re: Hello 大家好!

Welcome to DharmaWheel!
:anjali:
by Admin_PC
Mon Mar 25, 2019 3:36 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello and thanks
Replies: 5
Views: 167

Re: Hello and thanks

Welcome to DharmaWheel!
:anjali:
by Admin_PC
Tue Mar 19, 2019 4:56 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: New to buddhism
Replies: 6
Views: 258

Re: New to buddhism

Welcome to DharmaWheel!
:anjali:
by Admin_PC
Mon Mar 18, 2019 5:34 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Mod Team - Coming and Going
Replies: 7
Views: 575

Re: Mod Team - Coming and Going

Didn't forget, my plan was to make the announcement today (Monday), giving jake the weekend to get his feet wet.

Welcome to the team jake!
by Admin_PC
Fri Mar 08, 2019 1:56 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hi folks
Replies: 3
Views: 245

Re: Hi folks

Welcome to DharmaWheel!
:anjali:
by Admin_PC
Thu Mar 07, 2019 12:23 am
Forum: Suggestion Box
Topic: Open call for Moderator suggestions
Replies: 18
Views: 1344

Re: Open call for Moderator suggestions

Unfortunately, the mod team is not for everyone - especially once people get an idea of the requirements for the job. As a result, we're going to have to reopen this call for new moderators. Thanks in advance.
by Admin_PC
Wed Mar 06, 2019 3:03 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Sanskrit Nembutsu / Nianfo
Replies: 12
Views: 351

Re: Sanskrit Nembutsu / Nianfo

無無無 wrote:
Wed Mar 06, 2019 2:44 pm
The "ya" means "i give to" or "i entrust [myself] to" in the nembutsu.
Do you have a source for this?

In most explanations, the "i entrust" is "namo".

According to this, "ya" is "to", where as "namo/namah" is "entrust".

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