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by Admin_PC
Tue Jan 15, 2019 4:24 pm
Forum: Suggestion Box
Topic: Open call for Moderator suggestions
Replies: 1
Views: 117

Open call for Moderator suggestions

We're looking to back-fill 2, preferably 3 moderator positions.
Would appreciate any serious suggestions or volunteers.
It would be nice to have at least one candidate with a background in Vajrayana.
by Admin_PC
Mon Jan 14, 2019 4:34 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello from Halle (Saale), Germany
Replies: 1
Views: 72

Re: Hello from Halle (Saale), Germany

Welcome to DharmaWheel!
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by Admin_PC
Thu Jan 10, 2019 5:12 pm
Forum: Pure Land
Topic: Jodo Shinshu forum
Replies: 4
Views: 186

Re: Jodo Shinshu forum

Don't think the registration emails are going out.
by Admin_PC
Sun Jan 06, 2019 4:46 am
Forum: Shrine Room
Topic: Most famous teacher of all time?
Replies: 10
Views: 443

Re: Most famous teacher of all time?

In addition to those already mentioned:
TNH has to be in the current list.
Historical figures, other mentions probably include Zhiyi, Xuanzang, Milarepa, ShanTao, Saicho, Kumarajiva, Tsongkapa, Kukai, Nagarjuna, Vasubandhu, Buddhagosa, Nagasena, Asanga, etc.
by Admin_PC
Wed Jan 02, 2019 4:53 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hi and a happy new year
Replies: 3
Views: 129

Re: Hi and a happy new year

Welcome to DharmaWheel!
:anjali:
by Admin_PC
Tue Jan 01, 2019 4:22 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: New to forum
Replies: 3
Views: 88

Re: New to forum

Welcome to DharmaWheel!
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by Admin_PC
Mon Dec 31, 2018 8:28 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Greetings from the UK
Replies: 3
Views: 104

Re: Greetings from the UK

Welcome to DharmaWheel!
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by Admin_PC
Fri Dec 28, 2018 11:37 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Brief members bios - please contribute!
Replies: 94
Views: 27829

Re: Brief members bios - please contribute!

Dharmapaths.com is our sister forum for interfaith dialog.
by Admin_PC
Fri Dec 28, 2018 10:03 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello everyone
Replies: 4
Views: 103

Re: Hello everyone

Welcome to DharmaWheel!
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by Admin_PC
Fri Dec 28, 2018 6:40 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Amitābha's Sukhāvatī & the "Lotus Vault World"
Replies: 7
Views: 543

Re: Amitābha's Sukhāvatī & the "Lotus Vault World"

If im not mistaken. They are different. And that pure land is a lower type for arahants. According to TienTai, there are 4 levels of the Pure Land: - The Land of Mixed Residence (sages & common beings) - The Land of Expedient Means - The Land of True Reward - Pure Land of Tranquil Light All 4 apply...
by Admin_PC
Fri Dec 28, 2018 3:32 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Amitābha's Sukhāvatī & the "Lotus Vault World"
Replies: 7
Views: 543

Re: Amitābha's Sukhāvatī & the "Lotus Vault World"

If im not mistaken. They are different. And that pure land is a lower type for arahants. According to TienTai, there are 4 levels of the Pure Land: - The Land of Mixed Residence (sages & common beings) - The Land of Expedient Means - The Land of True Reward - Pure Land of Tranquil Light All 4 apply...
by Admin_PC
Wed Dec 19, 2018 5:00 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hiya from Canada
Replies: 3
Views: 180

Re: Hiya from Canada

Welcome to DharmaWheel!
:anjali:
by Admin_PC
Tue Dec 18, 2018 1:51 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hi - From Cebu
Replies: 4
Views: 122

Re: Hi - From Cebu

Welcome to DharmaWheel!
:anjali:
by Admin_PC
Mon Dec 17, 2018 9:47 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello from England
Replies: 2
Views: 85

Re: Hello from England

Welcome to DharmaWheel!
:anjali:
by Admin_PC
Thu Dec 13, 2018 7:33 pm
Forum: Pure Land
Topic: Amida's death?
Replies: 11
Views: 344

Re: Amida's death?

There's another article that backs that up (might be related to the Amitayus being a mistranslation of the Gandharan that you mentioned elsewhere): https://www.jstor.org/stable/24049429?seq=1#page_scan_tab_contents In the article they say it's T362. Could've also possibly been T361. I don't doubt th...
by Admin_PC
Thu Dec 13, 2018 2:48 pm
Forum: Pure Land
Topic: Amida's death?
Replies: 11
Views: 344

Re: Amida's death?

OK, I understand this, but does that mean that not all of Amidas vows are fulfilled?? The 13th specifically says his lifespan will be never ending... I would say "no, they were fulfilled" because a Buddha no longer identifies with the 5 aggregates subject to perishing (ie Nirmanakaya form). The Lif...
by Admin_PC
Thu Dec 13, 2018 1:05 am
Forum: Pure Land
Topic: Amida's death?
Replies: 11
Views: 344

Re: Amida's death?

Yes. Sambhogakayas are conditioned bodies, if far more pure than gross phenomenal bodies like these. This might depend on source and school. There are definitely schools that say that Sambhogakayas have no end. One place says it's the samadhi of the Buddhas. Another place says that it's the essence...
by Admin_PC
Wed Dec 12, 2018 5:29 pm
Forum: Pure Land
Topic: Amida's death?
Replies: 11
Views: 344

Re: Amida's death?

While the Dharma dispensation of Amida is still active in the world, it is safe to assume that the vows would still be in effect: "The number of sentient beings that will be delivered will equal that during His life. After Amitābha’s parinirvāṇa, some sentient beings there will not be able to see a ...
by Admin_PC
Wed Dec 12, 2018 2:26 pm
Forum: Pure Land
Topic: Amida's death?
Replies: 11
Views: 344

Re: Amida's death?

The sutra also says that those who possess the Thinking-of-Buddhas Samādhi (nembutsu sanmai) will never stop seeing him. Also, in Mahayana, parinirvana is something Buddhas display as a lesson on impermanence. According to the Lotus Sutra, Shakyamuni is still teaching on Vulture Peak. So it's not li...
by Admin_PC
Tue Dec 11, 2018 3:42 pm
Forum: Prayers and Aspirations
Topic: My father died on Dec 2
Replies: 24
Views: 463

Re: My father died on Dec 2

Namo Amitabha Buddha
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