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by Admin_PC
Mon Dec 10, 2018 5:26 am
Forum: Pure Land
Topic: A Butcher Lays Down His Knife and Becomes a Buddha
Replies: 3
Views: 93

Re: A Butcher Lays Down His Knife and Becomes a Buddha

The story truly is inspirational. :twothumbsup:
by Admin_PC
Mon Dec 10, 2018 12:17 am
Forum: Pure Land
Topic: A Butcher Lays Down His Knife and Becomes a Buddha
Replies: 3
Views: 93

Re: A Butcher Lays Down His Knife and Becomes a Buddha

Interesting fact: some later sectarians misunderstood this story and spread the rumor that ShanTao himself fell off that tree, and did so purposely, committing suicide.
by Admin_PC
Sun Dec 09, 2018 9:36 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hi from Missouri, USA
Replies: 5
Views: 69

Re: Hi from Missouri, USA

Welcome to DharmaWheel!
:anjali:
by Admin_PC
Sun Dec 09, 2018 10:11 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Heavens/Hells/Purelands
Replies: 14
Views: 457

Re: Heavens/Hells/Purelands

Its difficult to unify Sukhavati idea with big bang and so on. If we accept that Sukahavati is real, that means (for me) that it is in other dimension, out of this physical Universe. Makes sense in the same way that hell realms are not buried in a specific mountain (as is described in certain sutra...
by Admin_PC
Sun Dec 09, 2018 8:27 am
Forum: Pure Land
Topic: Position of dharanis in service?
Replies: 2
Views: 108

Re: Position of dharanis in service?

Looking at the Buddhist Liturgy available from budaedu.org, the Morning Service has the following order: 1. Incense offering 2. The Sitatapatrosnisa (Surangama) Dharani 3. Dharani of the Most Compassionate One (Great Compassion Mantra) 4. 10 short Dharani 5. Heart Sūtra 6. Parinamana Gatha 7. Praise...
by Admin_PC
Sat Dec 08, 2018 12:41 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Heavens/Hells/Purelands
Replies: 14
Views: 457

Re: Heavens/Hells/Purelands

I think that altought Sukhavati cannot be reached be physical means, that doesnt mean that Sukhavati is not real or less "physical" than our reality. ... I suppose that if Sukhavati is for real, so that means that it is more real and wakefull than our dully and gross lives like 21st century earthli...
by Admin_PC
Fri Dec 07, 2018 5:17 pm
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: What a buddhist tradition did you choose and why?
Replies: 22
Views: 893

Re: What a buddhist tradition did you choose and why?

Finding the tradition that fits right can be difficult. While it may not be a unique issue faced by modern day converts, there really do seem to be more options than ever before. Finding an authentic teacher and sticking with the practice, consistently is probably the best advice - especially if the...
by Admin_PC
Wed Dec 05, 2018 2:41 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hi from Italy
Replies: 2
Views: 81

Re: Hi from Italy

Welcome to DharmaWheel!
:anjali:
by Admin_PC
Wed Dec 05, 2018 2:40 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Edgar here, why are you?
Replies: 21
Views: 456

Re: Edgar here, why are you?

Welcome to DharmaWheel!
:anjali:

I think most come here to share information and discuss topics regarding their respective traditions. The forum shouldn't be seen as a replacement for a teacher.
by Admin_PC
Sat Dec 01, 2018 2:46 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hi, greetings from Italy!
Replies: 6
Views: 153

Re: Hi, greetings from Italy!

Welcome to Dharma Wheel!
:anjali:
by Admin_PC
Sat Dec 01, 2018 1:17 am
Forum: Tendai
Topic: Lecture by Ryoei Tyler, 2013
Replies: 16
Views: 1372

Re: Lecture by Ryoei Tyler, 2013

Mod Note: Reopening the thread. Any debate over Zhiyi's doctrines should be kept to the new thread in Open Dharma.
by Admin_PC
Fri Nov 30, 2018 2:49 pm
Forum: Pure Land
Topic: Looking for a teacher
Replies: 2
Views: 125

Re: Looking for a teacher

You've got some options for reaching out to teachers online: - Buddhist Churches of America - Amida-Ji and Rev Josho Adrian Cirlea - BrightDawn Sangha - True Shin Buddhism Yahoo Group - Shin Dharma Net set up by the late Dr Alfred Bloom - Muryoko an online journal set up by John Paraskevopoulos - Re...
by Admin_PC
Wed Nov 28, 2018 4:08 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Heavens/Hells/Purelands
Replies: 14
Views: 457

Re: Heavens/Hells/Purelands

What direction is west, exactly? I've thought about this a lot over the years - about what they're trying to mean by saying "in the west". To be frank, I agree with Sentient Light here, that the direction becomes nonsense in an ever-changing universe. This may put me at odds with Honen, but nowhere...
by Admin_PC
Tue Nov 27, 2018 6:33 pm
Forum: Sūtra Studies
Topic: new Mahayanasutralamkara
Replies: 7
Views: 265

Re: new Mahayanasutralamkara

Nice find! :twothumbsup:
by Admin_PC
Tue Nov 27, 2018 5:17 pm
Forum: Pure Land
Topic: What is a God in Pureland thought?
Replies: 2
Views: 143

Re: What is a God in Pureland thought?

Probably more of a "god" with a lowercase "g" as there are literally hundreds of thousands of them. These "gods" or "devas" are beings in higher realms; but outside of the ones in Pure Lands (anyone born in Sukhavati has the body of a deva according to the 48 vows), they are still beings trapped in ...
by Admin_PC
Mon Nov 26, 2018 6:02 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello from Canada
Replies: 2
Views: 120

Re: Hello from Canada

Welcome to DharmaWheel!
:anjali:
by Admin_PC
Sat Nov 24, 2018 7:39 pm
Forum: Pure Land
Topic: Differences between Chinese and Japanese Pure Land Buddhism
Replies: 3
Views: 191

Re: Differences between Chinese and Japanese Pure Land Buddhism

It’s hard to generalize, because there’s some variation but Chinese Pure Land tends to not be quite as exclusive. Whether it’s exclusive nembutsu, exclusively focusing on Amida, or exclusive Other Power. For example, at Ven Chin Kung’s Amitabha Society branches, they recite the Ksitigarbha Sūtra onc...
by Admin_PC
Fri Nov 23, 2018 7:37 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello from Russia
Replies: 13
Views: 262

Re: Hello from Russia

Welcome to DharmaWheel!
:anjali:
by Admin_PC
Thu Nov 22, 2018 5:05 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Namaste from the Buddha's Land !!
Replies: 3
Views: 155

Re: Namaste from the Buddha's Land !!

Welcome to DharmaWheel!
:anjali:

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