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by Admin_PC
Tue Oct 23, 2018 7:45 pm
Forum: Pure Land
Topic: Honen or Shinran?
Replies: 9
Views: 123

Re: Honen or Shinran?

As for Sanjin/Shinjin... I am not certain whether they are ultimately different words for the same thing (I genuinely have no clue, I need more study) but your explanation really makes sense to me. To make a selection of essential passages from the Collection of Liturgical Passages: Second [of the ...
by Admin_PC
Tue Oct 23, 2018 6:57 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Amitabha Pureland connecting flight to Nirmanakaya Buddhafield
Replies: 31
Views: 801

Re: Amitabha Pureland connecting flight to Nirmanakaya Buddhafield

Interestingly, with regard to Karma Chagme's Aspiration prayer, his mention of Amitabha passing and Avalokita taking his place, and then Mahasthamaprapta eventually taking over his place, means that Karma Chagme had read the White Lotus of Compassion Sutra and considered it canon. Do you know how t...
by Admin_PC
Tue Oct 23, 2018 5:02 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Amitabha Pureland connecting flight to Nirmanakaya Buddhafield
Replies: 31
Views: 801

Re: Amitabha Pureland connecting flight to Nirmanakaya Buddhafield

The issue here, that no one seems to be mentioning and that I've been very interested in but unsure how to bring it up, is that in the Sutra tradition (at least in East Asia), Sukhavati is considered a sambhogakaya realm, not a nirmanakaya realm. So are there two Sukhavatis? Is there just one, but ...
by Admin_PC
Mon Oct 22, 2018 3:49 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello from the Netherlands
Replies: 5
Views: 82

Re: Hello from the Netherlands

Welcome to DharmaWheel!
:anjali:
by Admin_PC
Sat Oct 20, 2018 1:59 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello
Replies: 5
Views: 116

Re: Hello

Welcome to DharmaWheel!
:anjali:
by Admin_PC
Mon Oct 15, 2018 4:38 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: greetings!
Replies: 3
Views: 141

Re: greetings!

Welcome to DharmaWheel!
:anjali:
by Admin_PC
Mon Oct 08, 2018 3:45 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hi
Replies: 2
Views: 149

Re: Hi

Welcome to DharmaWheel!
:anjali:
by Admin_PC
Fri Oct 05, 2018 3:54 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello from Serbia
Replies: 4
Views: 171

Re: Hello from Serbia

Welcome to DharmaWheel!
:anjali:
by Admin_PC
Thu Oct 04, 2018 11:42 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Greetings from Finland
Replies: 4
Views: 132

Re: Greetings from Finland

Welcome to DharmaWheel!
:anjali:
by Admin_PC
Mon Oct 01, 2018 3:36 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hellow from Canada
Replies: 3
Views: 157

Re: Hellow from Canada

Welcome to DharmaWheel!
:anjali:
by Admin_PC
Wed Sep 26, 2018 1:46 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Kia or a from New Zealand
Replies: 3
Views: 175

Re: Kia or a from New Zealand

Welcome to DharmaWheel!
:anjali:
by Admin_PC
Mon Sep 24, 2018 12:29 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: New Moderator: Monlam Tharchin
Replies: 8
Views: 637

New Moderator: Monlam Tharchin

Please join me in welcoming Monlam Tharchin to the moderation team.
by Admin_PC
Fri Sep 21, 2018 10:49 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Travelling to heavens and pure realms
Replies: 34
Views: 1357

Re: Travelling to heavens and pure realms

Doh! I was focusing on this passage: According to the teachings heard, one should also think of His land called Sukhāvatī, which is ten million koṭi Buddha Lands away from here. One should single-mindedly contemplate for one day and one night, or even seven days and seven nights. After the seventh d...
by Admin_PC
Fri Sep 21, 2018 8:55 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Travelling to heavens and pure realms
Replies: 34
Views: 1357

Re: Travelling to heavens and pure realms

How could he visit 'Sukhavati heaven' in a reasonable time-frame - like, a few months, or a year maybe? Any tips? I have already recommended one way to do that here . How can one stay awake for three months while constantly moving ? Is that a metaphor for something? The sutra says 7 days. The Kaiho...
by Admin_PC
Tue Sep 18, 2018 4:08 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Travelling to heavens and pure realms
Replies: 34
Views: 1357

Re: Travelling to heavens and pure realms

I've never run into those people that chant with no idea what they are chanting or why, which is why it seems so unusual to me.
by Admin_PC
Tue Sep 18, 2018 3:01 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Travelling to heavens and pure realms
Replies: 34
Views: 1357

Re: Travelling to heavens and pure realms

To offer a counterpoint - those that merely recited the name, without any meditative effort of trying "to connect with the spirit of what 'Buddha-mindfulness' means" have had experiences & visions of the Pure Land. This includes Honen and a large number of his top disciples, as well as many follower...
by Admin_PC
Mon Sep 17, 2018 3:50 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Travelling to heavens and pure realms
Replies: 34
Views: 1357

Re: Travelling to heavens and pure realms

Is there any methods that allows one to travel to the heavens ( Tusita’s inner courts ) or sukhavati without waiting for another 70-80 years before death? Of course there are. Check out the Pratyutpanna Samadhi Sutra . This ^^ And though the sutra says 7 days, Tendai has a 90-day practice based on ...
by Admin_PC
Thu Sep 13, 2018 5:54 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello from Berlin!
Replies: 19
Views: 635

Re: Hello from Berlin!

Welcome to DharmaWheel!
:anjali:
(I believe we have some German speakers)
by Admin_PC
Wed Sep 12, 2018 10:26 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello from Italy
Replies: 3
Views: 215

Re: Hello from Italy

Welcome to DharmaWheel!
:anjali:
by Admin_PC
Tue Sep 11, 2018 3:05 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello Everyone
Replies: 4
Views: 192

Re: Hello Everyone

Welcome to DharmaWheel!
:anjali:

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