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by Admin_PC
Fri Sep 21, 2018 10:49 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Travelling to heavens and pure realms
Replies: 30
Views: 878

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: 30
Views: 878

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: 30
Views: 878

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: 30
Views: 878

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: 30
Views: 878

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: 445

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: 168

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: 147

Re: Hello Everyone

Welcome to DharmaWheel!
:anjali:
by Admin_PC
Fri Sep 07, 2018 4:39 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Neo nazi's march in DC
Replies: 47
Views: 1295

Re: Neo nazi's march in DC

Queequeg wrote:
Fri Sep 07, 2018 4:35 pm
Following up... look at the people we elect. We elect all kinds of gross people. Those are people we choose. We get what we wish for.
True, but given the amount of money required to even qualify as a choice to be presented before the public - we're inherently limited to a certain subset of people.
by Admin_PC
Fri Sep 07, 2018 4:32 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Neo nazi's march in DC
Replies: 47
Views: 1295

Re: Neo nazi's march in DC

PS PC, I read about Anglin. There is tons of false vile neo-Nazi material on his site, but he's always been careful to repudiate violence. Regardless, the anger seems to be boiling over. I think it is way past the time, when people undertake a massive grass-roots action to address this shocking rif...
by Admin_PC
Thu Sep 06, 2018 5:27 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Neo nazi's march in DC
Replies: 47
Views: 1295

Re: Neo nazi's march in DC

Greg, do you really believe that most of those marchers would want to kill millions of people? Maybe I am just being naive, but to me, they are largely disgruntled and ignorant people, not psychopaths.. Unfriended an old acquaintance on facebook before Charlottesville that was seriously trying to c...
by Admin_PC
Wed Sep 05, 2018 9:32 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello to all
Replies: 2
Views: 189

Re: Hello to all

Welcome to DharmaWheel!
:anjali:
by Admin_PC
Tue Sep 04, 2018 6:49 pm
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: Authenticity of a quotation
Replies: 5
Views: 429

Re: Authenticity of a quotation

The quote's supported by the words of the Amitayus sutra itself: You all should widely plant roots of virtue and practice the six pāramitās: almsgiving, observance of precepts, endurance of adversity, energetic progress, meditation, and development of wisdom. You each should teach others, who in tur...
by Admin_PC
Fri Aug 31, 2018 8:44 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Returning Moderators
Replies: 9
Views: 735

Returning Moderators

We have a couple of members returning to the moderating team this week.
Please welcome Wayfarer and Virgo.
Thank you both for volunteering to work on behalf of the board.
by Admin_PC
Mon Aug 27, 2018 1:43 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello
Replies: 2
Views: 119

Re: Hello

Welcome to DharmaWheel!
:anjali:
by Admin_PC
Fri Aug 24, 2018 2:54 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello all!
Replies: 3
Views: 136

Re: Hello all!

Welcome to DharmaWheel!
:anjali:
by Admin_PC
Fri Aug 24, 2018 12:38 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello from Thailand
Replies: 7
Views: 243

Re: Hello from Thailand

Welcome to DharmaWheel!
:anjali:
by Admin_PC
Thu Aug 23, 2018 9:28 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello
Replies: 3
Views: 125

Re: Hello

Welcome to DharmaWheel!
:anjali:
by Admin_PC
Thu Aug 23, 2018 6:41 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello Everyone
Replies: 6
Views: 246

Re: Hello Everyone

Welcome to DharmaWheel!
:anjali:
by Admin_PC
Thu Aug 23, 2018 6:40 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hi everyone :)
Replies: 5
Views: 150

Re: Hi everyone :)

Welcome to DharmaWheel!
:anjali:

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