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by Admin_PC
Wed Nov 22, 2017 5:22 am
Forum: Tendai
Topic: An Account of the Tiāntāi Synthesis
Replies: 18
Views: 216

Re: An Account of the Tiāntāi Synthesis

Not sure if it helps, but a simple search through T1716 for "一切法趣" 妙法蓮華經玄義 (1716) 0692c10-0693b01: 六自在王性清淨故又云一切法趣眼是趣不過眼尚不可得 [show] (2 matches) 妙法蓮華經玄義 (1716) 0693b02-0696b08: 此十皆即法界攝一切法一切法趣地獄是趣不過當體即理 [show] (1 match) 妙法蓮華經玄義 (1716) 0698b19-0705b16: 是空非色滅空無生意也一切法趣色是趣不過無量意也色尚不可得何況有趣有 [show] (9 matches...
by Admin_PC
Tue Nov 21, 2017 5:57 pm
Forum: Pure Land
Topic: can we surely born in Pureland?
Replies: 5
Views: 87

Re: can we surely born in Pureland?

ShineeSeoul wrote:
Tue Nov 21, 2017 9:49 am
is this enough? I know probably not
It's more than enough. You can surely be born there. The only hindrance would be your doubt, and even then it would only restrict one to birth from the womb on the borderlands, unable to see that Buddha, hear the Dharma, make offerings, or acquire merit.
by Admin_PC
Tue Nov 21, 2017 5:50 pm
Forum: Pure Land
Topic: can we surely born in Pureland?
Replies: 5
Views: 87

Re: can we surely born in Pureland?

One good way to date a text is like this: The easier it is to get to the pureland: the later the text. Wow, where do you get that idea? The 18th vow comes from the Larger Sukhavati Sutra, which is recognized by academics as the earliest. There are other statements in that sutra that display the eas...
by Admin_PC
Mon Nov 20, 2017 4:31 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hi y'all!
Replies: 5
Views: 86

Re: Hi y'all!

Welcome to Dharma Wheel!
:anjali:
by Admin_PC
Fri Nov 17, 2017 5:12 pm
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: Source of Indra's Net?
Replies: 42
Views: 585

Re: Source of Indra's Net?

I think what we've arrived at more-or-less is, with @Admin_PC suggesting "wisdom" rather than "knowledge": 知一切法界中如因陀羅網 knowledge 知 of all dharmadhātu 一切法界, within [it] 中, likened to Indra’s Net 如因陀羅網 Well 知 is an older form of 智, and both are used to translate jñāna, which is related to the English...
by Admin_PC
Fri Nov 17, 2017 4:48 pm
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: Source of Indra's Net?
Replies: 42
Views: 585

Re: Source of Indra's Net?

What are the big known issues? I'm not surprised to hear this, but I'm curious what exactly these big issues are. From one of the referenced links: [1] Although Thomas Cleary claims to have translated the Avatamsaka Sutra, he did not in fact do so.(For immense parts of the text, Cleary cuts out the...
by Admin_PC
Fri Nov 17, 2017 2:41 pm
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: Source of Indra's Net?
Replies: 42
Views: 585

Re: Source of Indra's Net?

If we're talking about Cleary's translation of the Avatamsaka, there have been known issues with that text for a while (big ones). As far as Rulu's translations: afaik, Rulu's books are thematic - introducing a topic and supporting it with smaller sutras and chapters from larger sutras. These transl...
by Admin_PC
Fri Nov 17, 2017 1:13 am
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: Source of Indra's Net?
Replies: 42
Views: 585

Re: Source of Indra's Net?

Queequeg wrote:
Fri Nov 17, 2017 12:55 am
Are we sure 法界 should be split? that is Dharmadhatu
That's what I thought too and the way I originally translated it, the split is just going by what I was able to get from SAT DB's inline dictionary.
by Admin_PC
Fri Nov 17, 2017 12:47 am
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: Source of Indra's Net?
Replies: 42
Views: 585

Re: Source of Indra's Net?

https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/%E4%B8%AD 中 wouldn't typically modify the word following, but the word preceding. http://www.buddhism-dict.net/cgi-bin/xpr-ddb.pl?q=%E4%B8%AD From SATDB: 人中 - among human beings (rénzhōng) 一切法 all dharmas (yīqiè fǎ) 界中 in [this] world (jièzhōng) EDIT: I think Cleary ad...
by Admin_PC
Fri Nov 17, 2017 12:31 am
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: Source of Indra's Net?
Replies: 42
Views: 585

Re: Source of Indra's Net?

It is the 如 ("like", "as if", "thus", etc) after the 中 that makes me doubt "within". But like I said, my Chinese is hardly professional. I would never claim my own doodles are comparable work. "Thus" is definitely the basic meaning, but it goes deeper than that. Ref: http://www.buddhism-dict.net/cg...
by Admin_PC
Fri Nov 17, 2017 12:11 am
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: Source of Indra's Net?
Replies: 42
Views: 585

Re: Source of Indra's Net?

The Chinese here is 中如因陀羅網, does why I said "middling as in" make more sense now? That is the proper reading for 中? 中 means "middle" yes, as in "middle kingdom", but it also means "within" or "throughout" and it's referring to the Dharma realm/universe (法界中). Dharmamitra's translation looks right t...
by Admin_PC
Thu Nov 16, 2017 3:20 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: be happy :)
Replies: 3
Views: 92

Re: be happy :)

Welcome to DharmaWheel!
:anjali:
by Admin_PC
Tue Nov 14, 2017 2:21 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hi- I'm a new member
Replies: 6
Views: 140

Re: Hi- I'm a new member

Welcome to DharmaWheel!
:anjali:
by Admin_PC
Mon Nov 13, 2017 8:55 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello! I am back
Replies: 12
Views: 242

Re: Hello! I am back

Welcome to DharmaWheel!
:anjali:
by Admin_PC
Fri Nov 10, 2017 3:59 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Introduction (and in need of some advice)
Replies: 20
Views: 323

Re: Introduction (and in need of some advice)

Welcome to DharmaWheel!
:anjali:
by Admin_PC
Thu Nov 09, 2017 2:21 pm
Forum: Zen Community Round Table
Topic: Looking ahead...(split from ZFI topic)
Replies: 143
Views: 1511

Re: Looking ahead...(split from ZFI topic)

Visiting someone else's house, I'm on my best behaviour :smile: Navigating the other areas of the forum can be tricky, but definitely with the Zen subforums we're trying to create a place for Zen folks to share their thoughts freely, without fear of reprisal (unless of course it violates more gener...
by Admin_PC
Tue Nov 07, 2017 3:51 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: New Moderators: Virgo and Grigoris
Replies: 18
Views: 455

New Moderators: Virgo and Grigoris

Please join me in welcoming the new additions to the moderation team: Virgo and Grigoris.
We've been somewhat short-staffed for most of this year, so we're really happy to have the help.
by Admin_PC
Tue Nov 07, 2017 12:39 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello!
Replies: 6
Views: 141

Re: Hello!

Welcome to DharmaWheel!
:anjali:
by Admin_PC
Fri Nov 03, 2017 4:38 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hi all
Replies: 3
Views: 107

Re: Hi all

Welcome to DharmaWheel!
:anjali:
by Admin_PC
Sat Oct 28, 2017 2:58 pm
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: Single practice schools
Replies: 12
Views: 543

Re: Single practice schools

PorkChop could give more info on this. About the only thing I would add is that ShanTao's focus on the idea of senju or "exclusivity" and focus on single practice goes all the way back to the Shorter Sukhavati Sutra (again with the emphasis being "single practice for a particular goal - being born ...