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by Zhen Li
Sun Aug 02, 2020 2:14 pm
Forum: Jodo Shin Shu
Topic: Suzuki's translation of the Kyōgyōshinshō
Replies: 1
Views: 79

Suzuki's translation of the Kyōgyōshinshō

Does anyone have access to a PDF of Suzuki's translation of the Kyōgyōshinshō. The hardcopy book is quite expensive.
by Zhen Li
Sun Aug 02, 2020 8:31 am
Forum: Chan
Topic: “Equivalent” of sādhana in Chinese Buddhism?
Replies: 6
Views: 208

Re: “Equivalent” of sādhana in Chinese Buddhism?

There are plenty of tantric sādhana in the Chinese canons. Some examples can be found in the Chinese translations of the Māyājālamahātantra or Vairocanābhisambodhi. As for general exoteric Dharma services with emphasis on one or another buddha or bodhisattva, generally I think what you would find is...
by Zhen Li
Fri Jul 31, 2020 3:11 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Soto Zen
Replies: 8
Views: 491

Re: Soto Zen

shanyin wrote:
Fri Jul 31, 2020 2:11 am
Is Zazen always breath following oriented?
No. I suggest you begin by reading some of the above linked resources. It is a good idea to have clear guidance before proceeding.
by Zhen Li
Fri Jul 31, 2020 3:08 am
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: Is Vajracchedika Prajna Paramita authentic
Replies: 6
Views: 204

Re: Is Vajracchedika Prajna Paramita authentic

In fact, the sūtra states, "if someone should claim, 'the Tathāgata teaches a dharma,' such a claim would be untrue. Such a view of me, Subhūti, would be a misconception. And how so? In the teaching of a dharma, Subhūti, in the 'teaching of a dharma' there is no such dharma to be found as the 'teach...
by Zhen Li
Fri Jul 31, 2020 2:35 am
Forum: Pure Land
Topic: Master Kyeong-heung
Replies: 0
Views: 56

Master Kyeong-heung

In the Kyōgyōshinshō Shinran refers to a Master Kyeong-heung and quotes from his commentary on the Larger Sūtra. Does anyone have any biographical information about this master? Is he Korean?
by Zhen Li
Wed Jul 29, 2020 7:50 am
Forum: Language
Topic: Buddhist Sanskrit vs. Hindu Sanskrit?
Replies: 4
Views: 467

Re: Buddhist Sanskrit vs. Hindu Sanskrit?

There are influences from a number of Prakrits, including Pāli, it really depends on the text and its geographical origin. Sometimes BHS shows heavy signs of local Prakrit influence, and sometimes it is barely distinguishable from classical Sanskrit except for vocabulary.
by Zhen Li
Fri Jul 17, 2020 3:52 am
Forum: Academic Discussion
Topic: Translationa of the Sadhanamala?
Replies: 17
Views: 3780

Re: Translationa of the Sadhanamala?

there are a englisch translation Sadhanamala., Verfasser/in: Benoytosh Bhattacharya, Verlag: Baroda : Oriental Institute, 1968. http://www.bagchee.com/books/BB78948/sadhanamala-sadhanamala-in-2-volumes/ Hm, on the website it says this edition is in Sanskrit? this edition is in sanskrit and englisch...
by Zhen Li
Wed Jul 08, 2020 7:31 am
Forum: Pure Land
Topic: What school of Buddhism that is not a Pure Land school is closest to Jodo Shu in terms of philosophy and doctrine?
Replies: 6
Views: 973

Re: What school of Buddhism that is not a Pure Land school is closest to Jodo Shu in terms of philosophy and doctrine?

As it currently stands in mainland East Asia, there is basically one big doctrinal 'school' with tons of individual practice lineages to pick and choose from, and they are generally seen as not mutually exclusive. Some have said that my descriptions of the Vietnamese tradition sound like what Tenda...
by Zhen Li
Wed Jul 01, 2020 2:36 am
Forum: Sūtra Studies
Topic: 'sutra' vs 'sutras' in Samantabhadra Meditation Sutra
Replies: 13
Views: 581

Re: 'sutra' vs 'sutras' in Samantabhadra Meditation Sutra

It seems more likely, as is typical with self-referential passages in Mahāyāna sūtras, that this is the text referring to itself. It means the Samantabhadra Meditation Sūtra and not another sūtra and not all Mahāyāna sūtras (a category which generally doesn't appear—sūtras tend to prefer to emphasis...
by Zhen Li
Wed Jul 01, 2020 2:23 am
Forum: Language
Topic: Buddhist Sanskrit vs. Hindu Sanskrit?
Replies: 4
Views: 467

Re: Buddhist Sanskrit vs. Hindu Sanskrit?

I’ve been meaning to start learning Sanskrit but before starting, I wanted to ask: when one looks through various Sanskrit sentences, does it depend on the script? Are there differences to how Hindu and Buddhist phrases are grammatically structured? For instance, let’s say a comparison between the ...
by Zhen Li
Thu Jun 13, 2019 6:13 pm
Forum: Zen
Topic: Zen monastery stays for a visitor in Japan?
Replies: 8
Views: 1194

Re: Zen monastery stays for a visitor in Japan?

It depends on what kind of Zen you are looking for. If Soto, you should probably reconsider your itinerary and go to Eiheiji. There are a few temples tear Tokyo, in Kamakura, which offer zazen sessions for the public. Kenchoji does do overnight zazen at the start of June. If your son is under high s...
by Zhen Li
Sat May 18, 2019 9:43 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Best country to live in to practice Mahayana Buddhism?
Replies: 41
Views: 3983

Re: Best country to live in to practice Mahayana Buddhism?

As well wisher says, you can definitely find a good saṅgha in any of these countries, and what is best for you probably depends a lot upon what sect you currently belong to and what you are expecting out of a saṅgha. What is considered the Mahāyāna practice and saṅgha in Jōdo Shinshū is different fr...
by Zhen Li
Wed Jan 30, 2019 10:13 am
Forum: Language
Topic: Help with Japanese
Replies: 22
Views: 2214

Re: Help with Japanese

If you have a Mac, search DDB access on the App Store. This is really the best way for looking up Buddhist terminology at the moment. You have to become a subscriber to DDB and then log in using your DDB username. I don't remember if there is a PC version. There's really no difference in learning th...
by Zhen Li
Wed Jan 30, 2019 9:55 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Prātimokṣa and Vows for Laity?
Replies: 9
Views: 2124

Re: Prātimokṣa and Vows for Laity?

I never knew an Upasaka was supposed to be "hard core." :lol: Keeping the precepts fully is most certainly hard core. Especially in comparison to the decadence we routinely witness nowadays. I believe that in the Therevadan tradition the 5 precepts are routinely given with Refuge. I got my info her...
by Zhen Li
Wed Jan 30, 2019 9:49 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Sanskrit/English translation from Vietnamese?
Replies: 4
Views: 495

Re: Sanskrit/English translation from Vietnamese?

I have no knowledge about Vietnamese, but if you can find the Chữ Nôm for these then it would be possible for those who can reference Chinese to help you out.
by Zhen Li
Thu May 10, 2018 3:48 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Phala ?
Replies: 14
Views: 1399

Re: Phala ?

For Vasubandhu, vipāka is just one of five phalas: 1. Niṣyandaphala: correlative fruition (fruition correlated to a prior hetu (cause)) 2. Vipākaphala: ripening fruition (ripening of past karma) 3. Visaṃyogaphala: disconnected fruition (fruition of disconnection from the kleśas, i.e. nirvāṇa) 4. Pur...
by Zhen Li
Fri Apr 06, 2018 3:07 am
Forum: Rinzai
Topic: The Rinzai Zen Way: A Guide to Practice
Replies: 23
Views: 6801

Re: The Rinzai Zen Way: A Guide to Practice

Thank you for this book Meido Moore Roshi, I just finished it and it definitely inspired me to do some harder practice!
by Zhen Li
Thu Mar 15, 2018 12:10 pm
Forum: Shingon
Topic: Shingon fire ritual
Replies: 14
Views: 4115

Re: Shingon fire ritual

... I attended one at Koyasan in January and I saw one here in Taiwan last month at Wuzhishan (Taiwanese Shingon). I can say that Payne's book is pretty much all you need to understand what's going on. ... If only it would be that easy! :shrug: Saso's book on Tendai Goma was also helpful and you ca...
by Zhen Li
Thu Mar 15, 2018 8:52 am
Forum: Shingon
Topic: Preparing for Ordination in Shingon
Replies: 13
Views: 2329

Re: Preparing for Ordination in Shingon

I noticed that the Koyasan University website has some good information regarding ordination in Shingon: https://www.koyasan-u.ac.jp/eng You can ordain through the facilities they offer there in addition to pursuing a degree. One needs to pass the JLPT in order to enter. I think in order to fully ap...
by Zhen Li
Wed Mar 14, 2018 6:43 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Mahayana ethics guideline
Replies: 7
Views: 981

Re: Mahayana ethics guideline

There are bodhisattva precepts texts such as the Sutra on Upasaka Precepts and the Brahmajala Sutra. But I think every sutra has some comments on behaviour and activity of some kind. As regards the practical aspects of the perfection of morality (śīlapāramitā), this does not differ markedly from non...

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