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by Admin_PC
Wed Dec 13, 2017 2:58 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello from New Orleans
Replies: 6
Views: 65

Re: Hello from New Orleans

Welcome to DharmaWheel!
:anjali:
by Admin_PC
Mon Dec 11, 2017 1:19 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hi from South America
Replies: 8
Views: 143

Re: Hi from South America

Welcome to DharmaWheel!
:anjali:
by Admin_PC
Sat Dec 09, 2017 11:56 pm
Forum: Pure Land
Topic: New To Buddhism
Replies: 13
Views: 327

Re: New To Buddhism

Japanese Pure Land schools are Shandao-based schools. That Pristine Pure Land school you mentioned is almost identical to Jodo Shu in practice, in fact they do speak highly of Honen. The "Pure Land" they are talking about is their own particular group, not all Pure Land practitioners. "Sufficient" m...
by Admin_PC
Sat Dec 09, 2017 10:10 pm
Forum: Pure Land
Topic: New To Buddhism
Replies: 13
Views: 327

Re: New To Buddhism

Heck, I even came upon this website that says all other Pure Land teachings are wrong - or at least should be disregarded - when compared to the one from Shandao.. http://www.purelandbuddhism.org/ I'm a huge fan of history (which is sort of how I got into Buddhism) so I know this site is more than ...
by Admin_PC
Thu Dec 07, 2017 11:43 pm
Forum: Pure Land
Topic: Contradicting sutras
Replies: 5
Views: 204

Re: Contradicting sutras

Well Lotus Buddhism there's the idea of discarding the trace/provisional (迹門 or 権経) and focusing on the source/true (本門 or 実経). This usage of the term "provisional" really isn't related to that discussion at all, though the discussion probably did influence Pure Land Buddhism in Japan - as most of t...
by Admin_PC
Thu Dec 07, 2017 6:04 pm
Forum: Pure Land
Topic: Contradicting sutras
Replies: 5
Views: 204

Re: Contradicting sutras

Depends on the school, but some commentators say that the statement in the Larger Sutra is provisional. They may have been influenced by real concerns of their followers. In Japan; for example, famines were common and took a lot of lives. The practice of abandoning elders (parents) in remote places ...
by Admin_PC
Thu Dec 07, 2017 12:31 pm
Forum: Pure Land
Topic: Preparing for Ordination in Pureland
Replies: 9
Views: 236

Re: Preparing for Ordination in Pureland

I didn't realize they didn't take temporary vows at the Nianfo retreats. Here's a nice video summary of such a retreat at FGS in Australia: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mUA3oiy-bFI Re: Other Chinese schools that are Pure Land-focused Aside from the 'Pristine' Pure Land school centered at Hongyuan...
by Admin_PC
Mon Dec 04, 2017 7:40 am
Forum: Pure Land
Topic: Paul Roberts
Replies: 17
Views: 605

Re: Paul Roberts

This is especially true when you consider that one of the actual purposes behind the writing of the Kyogyoshinsho was to address the criticism against Honen that he dismissed the idea of bodhicitta (attributed to Myoei, Shinran’s Shinjin being bodhicitta in the receptive sense).
by Admin_PC
Mon Dec 04, 2017 7:30 am
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: Single practice schools
Replies: 14
Views: 713

Re: Single practice schools

I hate to jump in on some intra-school controversies. That being said, according to some Shin practitioners, the term “practice” altogether is some sort of boogeyman (going even a step further than the idea of “single practice”). However; reading the Kyogyoshinsho from Shinran, you get the picture o...
by Admin_PC
Fri Dec 01, 2017 3:02 pm
Forum: Tendai
Topic: The Avataṃsaka Period of Teaching
Replies: 4
Views: 111

Re: The Avataṃsaka Period of Teaching

Never mind, just saw that he hadn't uploaded the document.
Here's a link
by Admin_PC
Fri Dec 01, 2017 2:57 pm
Forum: Tendai
Topic: The Avataṃsaka Period of Teaching
Replies: 4
Views: 111

Re: The Avataṃsaka Period of Teaching

Was going to host it myself, but just found out that the author's hosting it here:
http://coastal.academia.edu/ChanjuMun
http://www.academia.edu/30839083/Wonhyo ... ifications
by Admin_PC
Fri Dec 01, 2017 2:04 pm
Forum: Tendai
Topic: The Avataṃsaka Period of Teaching
Replies: 4
Views: 111

Re: The Avataṃsaka Period of Teaching

This article might help explain the background of the various classification systems (panjiao) and the development of the 5 periods system.
http://buddhism.lib.ntu.edu.tw/DLMBS/en ... seq=396962
by Admin_PC
Fri Dec 01, 2017 12:46 pm
Forum: Pure Land
Topic: New To Buddhism
Replies: 13
Views: 327

Re: New To Buddhism

Gautama Buddha = Shakyamuni Buddha. Statements about Shakyamuni are all over Pure Land Buddhism, as he did; in fact, teach the 3 Pure land Sutras. One of the most famous anecdotes in Pure Land Buddhism is the parable of the narrow white path between 2 rivers by ShanTao. In the parable, Shakyamuni is...
by Admin_PC
Fri Dec 01, 2017 3:07 am
Forum: Pure Land
Topic: New To Buddhism
Replies: 13
Views: 327

Re: New To Buddhism

I think as long as you're respectful, you should have nothing to worry about. In Atlanta, you take shoes off before entering the practice hall and everyone dons brown lay robes (provided by the group). I imagine Dallas will be something similar. I like the Tannisho a lot. There's a few quotes in the...
by Admin_PC
Thu Nov 30, 2017 4:20 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Yes, you need a teacher.
Replies: 263
Views: 5532

Re: Yes, you need a teacher.

Maybe we should talk about the various nuances of the term “teacher”? Astus touched on it before with discussion of the term “kalyanamitra” vs “guru”. There seems like there may be different levels to the term.
by Admin_PC
Thu Nov 30, 2017 3:43 am
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: Source of Indra's Net?
Replies: 86
Views: 1688

Re: Source of Indra's Net?

Sorry edited my post. That strata argument comes off a bit chauvinistic. Not quite sure on specifics he’s referencing, but just because the examples are concrete/substantial doesn’t make them correct.

What’s ironic is that he seems totally unaware of his own biases vis a vis Pali texts.
by Admin_PC
Thu Nov 30, 2017 3:34 am
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: Source of Indra's Net?
Replies: 86
Views: 1688

Re: Source of Indra's Net?

Somehow I’m not surprised Analayo was critical. I find the DA translation to be much more readable than his work on the MA. I find his choice of using Pali terms in translating the Agamas to be extremely questionable. I’ve seen at least one Chinese Buddhist Text translator call into question his act...
by Admin_PC
Wed Nov 29, 2017 9:54 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Weitsicht New User
Replies: 5
Views: 206

Re: Weitsicht New User

Welcome to DharmaWheel!
:anjali:
by Admin_PC
Wed Nov 29, 2017 8:41 pm
Forum: Suggestion Box
Topic: How do I edit and create my Signature?
Replies: 7
Views: 1225

Re: How do I edit and create my Signature?

Well, signatures are typically for folks out of the Newly Registered Users group. As far as how Virgo's signature differs from what was complained about above: - Virgo's got 1 youtube link, a couple links to environmental concerns, and a Buddhist mantra in their signature. - V-Origin had nothing sho...
by Admin_PC
Wed Nov 29, 2017 6:59 pm
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: Has the Heart Sutra Been Finally Proven as Chinese Apocrypha?
Replies: 26
Views: 726

Re: Has the Heart Sutra Been Finally Proven as Chinese Apocrypha?

He didn't say Nagarjuna was a closet Theravadin. He said he was probably thoroughly familiar with it. While the exact quote of a Theravada association probably comes from an interview with him, there are quotes in his writings that attempt to make the case that he was not in fact a Mahayani. In fac...