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by Admin_PC
Wed Feb 14, 2018 4:57 pm
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: Are Pure Land and Nichiren Buddhisms Compatible With Each Other?
Replies: 51
Views: 1033

Re: Are Pure Land and Nichiren Buddhisms Compatible With Each Other?

Is there a diversity of position among Pure Land achools on those points, eg on the "literal rebirth" question? Not as much as is made out in modern/western discussion and on online forums. The entire idea of "literal rebirth" as a question rather than a given, is a modern/western thing. Half of th...
by Admin_PC
Wed Feb 14, 2018 1:57 pm
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: Are Pure Land and Nichiren Buddhisms Compatible With Each Other?
Replies: 51
Views: 1033

Re: Are Pure Land and Nichiren Buddhisms Compatible With Each Other?

Not a mischaracterization so much as the latter interpretation is more in line with Humanistic Buddhism rather than traditional Pure Land, the latter requiring the vow to be born in Sukhavati (as part of faith, vows, and practice) and the former being based more on Yin Shun's interpretation of the V...
by Admin_PC
Tue Feb 13, 2018 7:25 pm
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: Are Pure Land and Nichiren Buddhisms Compatible With Each Other?
Replies: 51
Views: 1033

Re: Are Pure Land and Nichiren Buddhisms Compatible With Each Other?

But Pure Land was much more than that. Prior to those movements, it was mainly just random itinerant monks and collected teachings under the umbrella of other schools like Tendai. Where did those antinomians go? They didn't disappear - they dispersed out and continued to be their antinomian selves....
by Admin_PC
Tue Feb 13, 2018 8:34 am
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: "One Mind" in Hua Yen thought
Replies: 74
Views: 1333

Re: "One Mind" in Hua Yen thought

As to "being fixated on words" - because we're dealing with translations of rather advanced philosophical teachings, getting all the context that we can to understand how these terms are being used is vital to understanding the "ultimate meaning". Assuming the meaning of the words used in the origin...
by Admin_PC
Tue Feb 13, 2018 3:54 am
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: "One Mind" in Hua Yen thought
Replies: 74
Views: 1333

Re: "One Mind" in Hua Yen thought

Still trying to dig out a reasonable Chinese translation for the idea as it's presented in English. To give an idea how tricky this is.... 一心 Basic Definition : One mind. Senses : - The mind as the most fundamental basis. The true thusness of all existence. 'One' means that the ordinary is one with ...
by Admin_PC
Tue Feb 13, 2018 2:58 am
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: Are Pure Land and Nichiren Buddhisms Compatible With Each Other?
Replies: 51
Views: 1033

Re: Are Pure Land and Nichiren Buddhisms Compatible With Each Other?

"And whatever people know as Pure Land now is a long way from whatever was the case in the 13th c." Actually I've been fairly surprised at just now much documentation there still is available in regards to rituals and practices - both internal documents and statements by contemporaries. We have a pr...
by Admin_PC
Mon Feb 12, 2018 3:35 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello everyone
Replies: 7
Views: 118

Re: Hello everyone

Welcome to DharmaWheel!
:anjali:
by Admin_PC
Fri Feb 09, 2018 1:01 am
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: Are Pure Land and Nichiren Buddhisms Compatible With Each Other?
Replies: 51
Views: 1033

Re: Are Pure Land and Nichiren Buddhisms Compatible With Each Other?

I think we're casting back our ideas of of the predominance of Amida's pure land onto the past. As before Honen: monks practiced to get to a variety of Pure Land and yes that was a real ongoing practice and Nichiren has the Pure Land of Tranquil Light. According to single practice Pure Land schools...
by Admin_PC
Fri Feb 09, 2018 12:27 am
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: Are Pure Land and Nichiren Buddhisms Compatible With Each Other?
Replies: 51
Views: 1033

Re: Are Pure Land and Nichiren Buddhisms Compatible With Each Other?

First we need a definition of Pure Land. Sukhavati-oriented practices is generally how it is understood in East Asian Mahayana and Tibetan Vajrayana discourse. Other practices focused on other Buddhafields typically have other names. Maitreya-oriented practice is technically not a Pure Land practic...
by Admin_PC
Mon Feb 05, 2018 5:33 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Ancestor worship from a Mahayana POV
Replies: 19
Views: 605

Re: Ancestor worship from a Mahayana POV

Ah, I can see where I caused some confusion. I did not mean to imply that ancestor worship was Buddhist, merely that there were references to practices of making offerings for the benefit of deceased family members.
by Admin_PC
Mon Feb 05, 2018 3:09 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Ancestor worship from a Mahayana POV
Replies: 19
Views: 605

Re: Ancestor worship from a Mahayana POV

To be clear, I was talking about references like: Tirokudda Kanda: Hungry Shades Outside the Walls (from the Petavatthu of the Khuddaka Nikaya) - offerings benefit dead relatives. Janussonin Sutta: To Janussonin (from the Anguttara Nikaya) - which dead relatives can receive offerings. Sigalovada Sut...
by Admin_PC
Sun Feb 04, 2018 1:42 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Ancestor worship from a Mahayana POV
Replies: 19
Views: 605

Re: Ancestor worship from a Mahayana POV

Pali Sutas have a few references to making offerings to ancestors, even if only the hungry ghosts can collect.
by Admin_PC
Sat Feb 03, 2018 3:16 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello All
Replies: 15
Views: 639

Re: Hello All

Welcome to DharmaWheel!
:anjali:
by Admin_PC
Thu Feb 01, 2018 2:56 pm
Forum: Pure Land
Topic: which pure land do you seek?
Replies: 62
Views: 7968

Re: which pure land do you seek?

Mind Only Pure Land, Self Nature Amitabha, Pure Mind is the Pure Land - these are things taught to those of the highest capacities. This is not what is taught to foolish beings (bombus). The rest of us need a guide. But the monks and laity of this latter age and the religious teachers of these times...
by Admin_PC
Thu Feb 01, 2018 2:18 pm
Forum: Pure Land
Topic: which pure land do you seek?
Replies: 62
Views: 7968

Re: which pure land do you seek?

From the Vimalakirti Sutra:
Then the Buddha told Śāriputra, “There is a country called Wondrous
Joy (Abhirati), where the Buddha is entitled Akṣobhya (Immovable).
Vimalakīrti died in that country prior to being born here.”
by Admin_PC
Thu Feb 01, 2018 5:32 am
Forum: Pure Land
Topic: The Ease of Nembutsu Practice
Replies: 6
Views: 232

Re: The Ease of Nembutsu Practice

This post resonates with me a lot. When I'm scared: Nembutsu When I'm angry: Nembutsu When I'm drifting off to sleep: Nembutsu When I'm so sick I don't know if I'll make it: Nembutsu When the anxiety hits: Nembutsu When the insomnia hits: Nembutsu When I'm stuck in traffic: Nembutsu When I'm worried...
by Admin_PC
Wed Jan 31, 2018 6:49 pm
Forum: Pure Land
Topic: Do Pure Land practitioners go to the court of Yama?
Replies: 18
Views: 434

Re: Do Pure Land practitioners go to the court of Yama?

I believe whether Yama is seen or not may depend on the tradition (Chinese, Japanese, etc). Seeing King Yama is not mentioned in the sutras, in fact they mention seeing Amida on the deathbed, as life is ending, even for the lowest of the low births.
by Admin_PC
Wed Jan 31, 2018 6:46 pm
Forum: Pure Land
Topic: Pure Land Rebirth Dharani
Replies: 5
Views: 145

Re: Pure Land Rebirth Dharani

Jingang wrote:
Wed Jan 31, 2018 6:44 pm
Is it used in Vietnamese traditions?
Yes.
by Admin_PC
Wed Jan 31, 2018 2:48 pm
Forum: Pure Land
Topic: Pure Land Rebirth Dharani
Replies: 5
Views: 145

Re: Pure Land Rebirth Dharani

Excerpt from Rulu at sutrasmantras.info (From the 11 Mantras) ... 5. Dhāraṇī for Rebirth in the Pure Land (往生咒) 6. Root Dhāraṇī of Infinite Life Tathāgata (無量壽如來根本陀羅尼) ... Dhāraṇī, often in the form of a long mantra, means total retention, the power to unite all dharmas and hold all meanings. Mantra...
by Admin_PC
Wed Jan 31, 2018 2:24 pm
Forum: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: The Mahayana Is Not Diluted Theravada.
Replies: 94
Views: 2868

Re: The Mahayana Is Not Diluted Theravada.

Of course it's true that the Theravada doesn't recognise Mahayana texts, but I had the idea the Pali Suttas (also knows as agamas) were the common property of all Buddhist sects and schools. Am I incorrect in saying that? Well I think one of the major issues is that the Agamas and the Nikayas are n...