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by remm
Thu Apr 27, 2017 12:46 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Lotus Sutra Dharani
Replies: 14
Views: 2046

Re: Lotus Sutra Dharani

In my experience, Chinese Buddhists are much more likely to repeat Amitabha Buddha's name than a mantra such as om mani padme hum, although it is true that this mantra is somewhat popular within Chinese Buddhism. The list I posted does not follow any particular order. For example, I understand that...
by remm
Sat Dec 12, 2015 1:47 am
Forum: Chan
Topic: Places to Ordain in the Chinese Tradition
Replies: 23
Views: 3329

Re: Places to Ordain in the Chinese Tradition

astus gives some good advice above. the holmes welch book is really excellent. and of course city of ten thousand buddhas would be a really excellent choice. you'd get good training there. there are tons of small temples in taiwan that are what your thinking. an example might be 臨濟護國禪寺 in taipei. t...
by remm
Sun Jun 30, 2013 6:47 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Shurangama Mantra day.
Replies: 13
Views: 1457

Re: Shurangama Mantra day.

That sounds nice. I'm in.

What time?
by remm
Sat Jun 29, 2013 10:32 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: The Shurangama Dharani
Replies: 61
Views: 22713

Re: The Shurangama Dharani

How long did it take people to memorize this dharani? I loved reciting it with the Sangha every morning during my stay at CTTB but since I'm not Chinese the syllables were not so easy for me to replicate. About two years for me... and that's reciting it everyday. Even now sometimes I mess up. I'm a...
by remm
Tue Mar 12, 2013 7:54 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Soul split into multiple mosquitoes?
Replies: 101
Views: 11003

Re: Soul split into multiple mosquitoes?

I hope this is a sufficient answer to your question. Answered by Dharma Master Heng Yuan: Daniel, I have not encountered this para before, but it points out the seriousness of sexual desire in humans as well as animals of all forms. It is sexual desire that cause us to be reborn, regardless of human...
by remm
Wed Feb 20, 2013 3:14 am
Forum: Media
Topic: Buddhist prayer flags?
Replies: 1
Views: 890

Buddhist prayer flags?

Hey everyone, Can anyone tell me why there is a circular disc at the top of these prayer flags? The flags are situated in Bhutan. Unlike Tibetan prayer flags, these ones have some sort of decoration at the top that I've never really seen before. If anyone has any input on this please let me know. Th...
by remm
Mon Jan 21, 2013 11:38 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Anybody know what Chua Dieu Quang is?
Replies: 19
Views: 3202

Re: Anybody know what Chua Dieu Quang is?

It's a Vietnamese Temple. I am Vietnamese. Buddhist practice in Vietnam differs from that of other Asian countries, and does not contain the same institutional structures, hierarchy, or sanghas that exist in other traditional Buddhist settings. It has instead grown from a symbiotic relationship wit...
by remm
Fri Jan 11, 2013 9:32 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Anybody know what Chua Dieu Quang is?
Replies: 19
Views: 3202

Re: Anybody know what Chua Dieu Quang is?

Hi, DaftChris, I think you're on the right track ... definitely Vietnamese :tongue: and probably connected to the other two - Sacramento and Santa Ana: http://chuadieuquang.org/ Maybe contact one of them (details on website)? My idle curiosity grew from my visit to Hanoi last year. What I found the...
by remm
Fri Nov 23, 2012 2:40 am
Forum: Pure Land
Topic: Amitabha buddha - a personal experience
Replies: 49
Views: 9326

Re: Amitabha buddha - a personal experience

This story isn't about Amitabha Buddha per se, but it is something that shocked the family, especially my mother and I. About a few months ago my grandmother took korean ginseng to try and boost her immune system. She has a fairly weak stomach and her health in general is very poor. Taking korean gi...
by remm
Wed Nov 21, 2012 7:02 pm
Forum: Pure Land
Topic: Halo During Amitabha Retreat
Replies: 50
Views: 8570

Re: Halo During Amitabha Retreat

Um... I think it's an image of the Virgin Mary on a window. What else should I infer about it? If I don't know the exact cause or event of it, I don't think I should disregard it immediately and say its fake. Who knows, could be a plethora of reasons as to why an image like that appeared.
by remm
Wed Nov 21, 2012 6:34 am
Forum: Pure Land
Topic: Halo During Amitabha Retreat
Replies: 50
Views: 8570

Re: Halo During Amitabha Retreat

I don't agree. ... Just because something appears 'miraculous' doesn't always imply that spirits are playing tricks on human beings. :thinking: that's why i use the word "could be" no? :shrug: /\ Chill. I'm just saying the way you worded the sentence almost made it seem like you were inferring that...
by remm
Tue Nov 20, 2012 11:00 pm
Forum: Pure Land
Topic: Halo During Amitabha Retreat
Replies: 50
Views: 8570

Re: Halo During Amitabha Retreat

http://img7.imageshack.us/img7/8598/46264463199483718788552.jpg found out that my younger brother also took a couple of photos, but don't see the "lotus" lens flare. case closed. :smile: ps: a normal rainbow is auspicious to me. as it can be the doing of devas paying a respect to dharma. but creati...
by remm
Wed Oct 17, 2012 5:43 pm
Forum: Pure Land
Topic: Halo During Amitabha Retreat
Replies: 50
Views: 8570

Re: Halo During Amitabha Retreat

Traditionally, these signs are viewed as auspicious by Buddhists. This happens so many times at the City of Ten Thousand Buddhas that if people begin to get really excited by seeing rainbow clouds, or halo around the sun, the monastics would tell the lay people to stop looking and focus on practice ...
by remm
Mon Oct 01, 2012 10:29 pm
Forum: Media
Topic: Buddha statues.
Replies: 11
Views: 1594

Re: Buddha statues.

You are amazing. Thank you so much! :bow:
by remm
Mon Oct 01, 2012 5:38 am
Forum: Media
Topic: Buddha statues.
Replies: 11
Views: 1594

Re: Buddha statues.

With the spirit/ghost dwelling in a statue or image to receive offerings, personally I prefer not to offer them the chance to do that. I do not want to encourage them to commit the act of taking what is not given. I would prefer them to use the statue or image in the proper way, that is, as a remin...
by remm
Mon Oct 01, 2012 5:01 am
Forum: Media
Topic: Buddha statues.
Replies: 11
Views: 1594

Re: Buddha statues.

Have you looked here yet? http://www.buddhist-artwork.com/statues-buddhism/kannon-bodhisattva-bosatsu-statuary.html Thank you for the link, but the statues are so small... I was hoping for a larger Thousand Guan Yin statue. But that style is exactly what I was looking for. I'm re-doing my altar rig...
by remm
Mon Oct 01, 2012 4:54 am
Forum: Media
Topic: Buddha statues.
Replies: 11
Views: 1594

Re: Buddha statues.

It is best to obtain a statue or image of a Buddha or Bodhisattva at a Buddhist temple, in person. Great if you could ask a monk or nun to empower/bless the statue or image so that it won't be as easily occupied by some spirit/ghost/other lifeform being. For a statue or image of a Buddha or Bodhisa...
by remm
Sun Sep 30, 2012 10:19 pm
Forum: Media
Topic: Buddha statues.
Replies: 11
Views: 1594

Buddha statues.

Hello everyone, Just wondering if any of you know any good websites where I can purchase a thousand armed Guan Yin statue along with Moonlight and Sunlight Bodhisattva? I've been checking ebay and the sorts, but nothing relatively good is showing up. I did find this website: http://www.ryu-sho.co.jp...
by remm
Thu Sep 27, 2012 6:57 pm
Forum: Engaged Buddhism
Topic: Evicting an Asura
Replies: 47
Views: 9110

Re: Evicting an Asura

Not sure if this is relevant anymore, but your best bet is to recite the Great Compassion Mantra very sincerely. You will need to recite it 108 times daily before an image of the Thousand Hands, Thousand Eyes Guan Yin Bodhisattva. Within the Dharani Sutra it says, "我若向修羅, 惡心自調伏 (If I encounter asura...
by remm
Thu Sep 27, 2012 9:29 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Bodhisattva Hsuan Hua
Replies: 83
Views: 15440

Re: Bodhisattva Hsuan Hua

"The Flower Adornment Dharma Assembly, the Shurangama Platform and the forty-two hands and eyes establish the Heavens and the Earth. The World Honored Ones of WOnderful Enlightenment and the Bodhisattvas of Equal Enlightenment, with a billion transformation bodies, can turn oceans into mountains."