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by Admin_PC
Thu Jun 20, 2019 5:01 pm
Forum: Pure Land
Topic: Stepping Down
Replies: 14
Views: 538

Stepping Down

This may or may not come as a surprise, but I've decided to step down and leave DharmaWheel.
I'll still be running the Pure Land subreddit, but I'll be deactivating my account here.
It's been a pleasure discussing Pure Land with you all and I wish you folks the best.
by Admin_PC
Wed Jun 19, 2019 8:56 pm
Forum: Pure Land
Topic: How do we deal with desires?
Replies: 11
Views: 342

Re: How do we deal with desires?

Apparently a lot of people are having trouble understanding the fact that this question was raised in the Pure Land subforum and the appropriate answers are from the Pure Land point of view. OP (bcol01) and others - feel free to pm me if you have anything PERTINENT (ie Pure Land-related) to add to ...
by Admin_PC
Wed Jun 19, 2019 7:15 pm
Forum: Pure Land
Topic: How do we deal with desires?
Replies: 11
Views: 342

Re: How do we deal with desires?

Pure Land does require a belief in cause and effect, a rudimentary understanding of the three poisons, as well as a certain amount of disdain for the rounds of suffering. It does not; however, require one to view one's desires as problematic such that one changes one's behavior (in a vain attempt at...
by Admin_PC
Wed Jun 19, 2019 3:28 pm
Forum: Pure Land
Topic: How do we deal with desires?
Replies: 11
Views: 342

Re: How do we deal with desires?

Lots of answers in this thread that have nothing to do with Pure Land Buddhism; which isn't about seeing all desires as problematic, giving up all desires that aren't the desire for Buddhahood, or taking refuge in Buddha Nature.
by Admin_PC
Tue Jun 18, 2019 8:17 pm
Forum: Pure Land
Topic: How do we deal with desires?
Replies: 11
Views: 342

Re: How do we deal with desires?

From a Pure Land standpoint, in terms of the 3 minds of entrusting: 1. Genuine Mind - we must be honest with ourselves in regards to our desires, seeing those desires for what they are, and honestly assess our abilities to cope with/manage them. 2. Profound Mind - this is realizing our limitations. ...
by Admin_PC
Tue Jun 11, 2019 7:56 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Continuing to Meditate after experiencing the Eternal Now
Replies: 21
Views: 789

Re: Continuing to Meditate after experiencing the Eternal Now

What does your teacher say?

Welcome to DharmaWheel!
:anjali:
by Admin_PC
Tue Jun 11, 2019 2:08 pm
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: Choosing between Chan, Zen, Jìngtǔzōng, and Jōdo Shinshū
Replies: 28
Views: 884

Re: Choosing between Chan, Zen, Jìngtǔzōng, and Jōdo Shinshū

SonamTashi wrote:
Tue Jun 11, 2019 10:12 am
Here is another source for Shin Dharma talks. Their head priest is one of my favorites for Shin dharma talks in particular.
Nice find!
by Admin_PC
Mon Jun 10, 2019 5:25 pm
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: Choosing between Chan, Zen, Jìngtǔzōng, and Jōdo Shinshū
Replies: 28
Views: 884

Re: Choosing between Chan, Zen, Jìngtǔzōng, and Jōdo Shinshū

But it's not uncommon now. Since Pure Land, according to the book Pure-Land Zen , "does not stress the master-disciple relationship and de-emphasizes the role of sub-schools, roshis/gurus and rituals", I don't need to go chasing down teachers before I can do anything. I think maybe you misunderstan...
by Admin_PC
Mon Jun 10, 2019 3:21 pm
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: Choosing between Chan, Zen, Jìngtǔzōng, and Jōdo Shinshū
Replies: 28
Views: 884

Re: Choosing between Chan, Zen, Jìngtǔzōng, and Jōdo Shinshū

When choosing a path to follow, the standard model usually goes a little different: - See what's local - See what's accessible (what teachers/environments/communities you click with) - See which practice fits - See which take on doctrine fits I know your prior experience makes some of this a bit eas...
by Admin_PC
Fri Jun 07, 2019 1:40 am
Forum: Academic Discussion
Topic: Irreversible bodhisattvas
Replies: 13
Views: 585

Re: Irreversible bodhisattvas

Thank you for sharing. Did you find anything specific to non-retrogression in Pure Land schools, it being a special feature of Sukhavati? :thanks: I always found this passage in the Astasahasrika very interesting: It is again another mark of irreversibility if a Bodhisattva, on seeing in his dreams...
by Admin_PC
Fri Jun 07, 2019 1:20 am
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: Choosing between Chan, Zen, Jìngtǔzōng, and Jōdo Shinshū
Replies: 28
Views: 884

Re: Choosing between Chan, Zen, Jìngtǔzōng, and Jōdo Shinshū

It's probably linked above, but you can check out the 3 Pure Land sutras at the following 2 sites: Rulu's Translations Free BDK downloads Shinran / Jodo Shinshu isn't the only form of Japanese Pure Land. Only bring it up as Jodo Shu may be a bit more consistent with continental Pure Land (such as Ch...
by Admin_PC
Thu Jun 06, 2019 4:57 pm
Forum: Pure Land
Topic: Buddha-mindfulness: Linking Theravada and Pure Land
Replies: 7
Views: 342

Re: Buddha-mindfulness: Linking Theravada and Pure Land

Me too. Buddhānussati was the first chant I memorized in Pali. Bhikkhu Bodhi taught it in a class on the four protective meditations . As a recent Mahayana convert, I was happy to see a clear opening in Pure Land for me to further develop this practice in a different form. It’s unfortunate that the...
by Admin_PC
Thu Jun 06, 2019 3:31 am
Forum: Pure Land
Topic: Buddha-mindfulness: Linking Theravada and Pure Land
Replies: 7
Views: 342

Re: Buddha-mindfulness: Linking Theravada and Pure Land

Those are two of my favorite Pali suttas, along with SN 55.24 . I really like the Itipiso (Buddhanussati) chant from Theravada. I have pretty large library of Pali suttas (including the Sutta Nipata and the Itivuttaka) that I need to finally sit down and read through. I spend a lot of time with Thai...
by Admin_PC
Thu May 16, 2019 4:12 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Greetings
Replies: 3
Views: 220

Re: Greetings

Welcome to DharmaWheel!
:anjali:
by Admin_PC
Tue May 14, 2019 8:20 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hi :)
Replies: 5
Views: 214

Re: Hi :)

Welcome to DharmaWheel!
:anjali:
by Admin_PC
Sun May 12, 2019 11:43 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello
Replies: 4
Views: 155

Re: Hello

Welcome to DharmaWheel!
:anjali:
by Admin_PC
Wed May 08, 2019 4:51 pm
Forum: Pure Land
Topic: Jodo Shinshu forum
Replies: 29
Views: 1293

Re: Jodo Shinshu forum

Just FYI - you guys have free reign to post any Shin stuff you like on the Shin subforum here. Not trying to stop you from creating your own thing, but the Shin subforum here has only one post since it's creation at the beginning of last month and could at least serve as a stopgap until the technica...
by Admin_PC
Wed May 08, 2019 2:51 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Peace :)
Replies: 7
Views: 300

Re: Peace :)

Welcome to DharmaWheel!
:anjali:
by Admin_PC
Fri May 03, 2019 12:43 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: An introduction
Replies: 4
Views: 245

Re: An introduction

Welcome to DharmaWheel!
:anjali:
by Admin_PC
Thu May 02, 2019 3:25 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Reintroduction
Replies: 4
Views: 269

Re: Reintroduction

Thanks for the reintroduction.
Your experience is extensive!
:anjali:

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