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by Losal Samten
Sat Apr 13, 2019 4:11 am
Forum: Sūtra Studies
Topic: Dharma Gems
Replies: 140
Views: 29015

Re: Dharma Gems

Paltrul on Mahayana Practice, from A Brief Guide to the Stages of Meditating on the General Themes of the Ornament to the Prajñāpāramitā Moreover, I also wish to address fortunate individuals of future generations who might feel a desire to train unerringly in the path laid out in Mahāyāna texts. Ev...
by Losal Samten
Wed Apr 10, 2019 6:43 pm
Forum: Pure Land
Topic: Tanluan's Commentary on The Upadeśa on the Sutras of Limitless Life by Vasubandhu
Replies: 2
Views: 111

Tanluan's Commentary on The Upadeśa on the Sutras of Limitless Life by Vasubandhu

"A fully revised and updated editing of Roger Corless's translation of Tanluan's commentary on the Rebirth Treatise attributed to Vasubandhu". Full text: https://www.academia.edu/20446267/A_Commentary_on_The_Upade%C5%9Ba_on_the_Sutras_of_Limitless_Life_with_G%C4%81th%C4%81s_on_the_Resolution_to_be_B...
by Losal Samten
Wed Apr 10, 2019 6:30 pm
Forum: Sūtra Studies
Topic: Dharma Gems
Replies: 140
Views: 29015

Re: Dharma Gems

The Rebirth Treatise of Vasubandhu on the merits of the Pure Land, of Amitābha, and of his retinue of bodhisattvas. Seventeen Merits of the Pure Land: 1. That world surpasses the ways of the three worlds. 2. It is broad and limitless, like space. 3. Wholesome roots which transcend saṃsāra produce gr...
by Losal Samten
Wed Apr 10, 2019 6:05 pm
Forum: Pure Land
Topic: Treatise Resolving Doubts About the Pure Land By Master Yinguang
Replies: 0
Views: 83

Treatise Resolving Doubts About the Pure Land By Master Yinguang

Translated by Charles B. Jones Full text: https://www.academia.edu/6642828/Treatise_Resolving_Doubts_About_the_Pure_Land_Jingtu_jueyi_lun_%E5%87%88%E5%9C%9F%E6%B1%BA%E7%96%91%E8%AB%96_By_Master_Yinguang_%E5%8D%B0%E5%85%89_1861_1947_ Master Yinguang (印光, 1861–1947) is one of the four most influential...
by Losal Samten
Mon Mar 18, 2019 2:40 am
Forum: Sūtra Studies
Topic: New Translation: The Sūtra of Questions Regarding Death and Transmigration
Replies: 1
Views: 181

New Translation: The Sūtra of Questions Regarding Death and Transmigration

Āyuṣpattiyathākāraparipṛcchāsūtra Questions Regarding Death and Transmigration contains explanations of Buddhist views on the nature of life and death, and a number of philosophical arguments against non-Buddhist conceptions, notably some based broadly on the Vedas. The sūtra is set in the town of K...
by Losal Samten
Tue Feb 12, 2019 1:54 pm
Forum: Media
Topic: Music time
Replies: 2554
Views: 217467

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by Losal Samten
Sat Feb 09, 2019 2:09 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: How to spread blessings of mantra chanting while walking on the streets
Replies: 13
Views: 577

Re: How to spread blessings of mantra chanting while walking on the streets

From the Karandavyuha tantra, the origin of the Mani. "Those beings who continually possess the six-syllable mahāvidyā and are dedicated to repeating it are meritorious. When they repeat it[...] Ten million tathāgatas reside in each pore of that noble son. Residing there they give their approval, sa...
by Losal Samten
Thu Feb 07, 2019 12:17 pm
Forum: Sūtra Studies
Topic: New Tranlation: Ratnamegha Sutra
Replies: 7
Views: 341

New Tranlation: Ratnamegha Sutra

The Jewel Cloud - Ratnamegha The Noble Great Vehicle Sūtra “The Jewel Cloud” - Āryaratnameghanāmamahāyānasūtra On Gayāśīrṣa Hill, Buddha Śākyamuni is visited by a great gathering of bodhisattvas who have traveled miraculously there from a distant world, to venerate him as one who has vowed to libera...
by Losal Samten
Wed Jan 30, 2019 2:01 pm
Forum: Pure Land
Topic: Pure Land Know How
Replies: 21
Views: 852

Re: Pure Land Know How

Thanks a lot Vasana! For both posts, they are very valuable. I think I will give Thubten Chodron a try as I am mostly focused on Tibetan Buddhism. :twothumbsup: There is also Mipham's general commentary on Pure Land practice, Sun-Like Instructions of a Sage, which is worth taking note of. A transla...
by Losal Samten
Wed Jan 30, 2019 1:59 am
Forum: Pure Land
Topic: Pure Land Know How
Replies: 21
Views: 852

Re: Pure Land Know How

Is there a difference between Namo Amitabha Buddha and Om Ami Dewa Hri? Except that the second is a mantra more used in tantric buddhism? [Om Ami Dewa Hrih] is a Tibetan corruption of [Om Amitābha Hrih], however it is so diffuse now as to have become canonical. And where did Om Amitābha Hrih come f...
by Losal Samten
Mon Jan 21, 2019 12:48 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Signing Off
Replies: 37
Views: 4869

Re: Signing Off

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by Losal Samten
Fri Jan 11, 2019 7:07 am
Forum: Media
Topic: Music time
Replies: 2554
Views: 217467

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by Losal Samten
Sat Jan 05, 2019 3:02 am
Forum: Media
Topic: Music time
Replies: 2554
Views: 217467

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by Losal Samten
Fri Jan 04, 2019 1:57 am
Forum: Sūtra Studies
Topic: Dharma Gems
Replies: 140
Views: 29015

Re: Dharma Gems

  • Don’t burden others with your expectations. Understanding their limitations can inspire compassion instead of disappointment, ensuring beneficial and workable relationships. Remember that you have only a short time together. Be grateful for each day you share.
~ Chagdud Tulku Rinpoche
by Losal Samten
Tue Jan 01, 2019 8:14 pm
Forum: Media
Topic: Music time
Replies: 2554
Views: 217467

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by Losal Samten
Mon Dec 24, 2018 6:51 pm
Forum: Media
Topic: Music time
Replies: 2554
Views: 217467

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by Losal Samten
Sat Dec 22, 2018 10:31 pm
Forum: Media
Topic: Music time
Replies: 2554
Views: 217467

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by Losal Samten
Fri Dec 21, 2018 9:32 am
Forum: Prayers and Aspirations
Topic: Plead for prayers for my granddad
Replies: 14
Views: 1310

Re: Plead for prayers for my granddad

Is there a reason why his doctor didn't prescribe Tamsulosin or another alpha blocker?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tamsulosin
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alpha_blo ... yperplasia

Having a chamber pot is also useful for not having to walk to the toilet constantly.
by Losal Samten
Tue Dec 11, 2018 5:11 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: What is the difference between being kind and compassionate?
Replies: 12
Views: 421

Re: What is the difference between being kind and compassionate?

In the latter case, the subjective feeling may or may not correspond with the expressions that are perceived as kind or compassionate. People are the owners of their own perceptions, so all we can really do is work on ourselves. Even the Buddha was slagged off despite being the literal embodiment o...

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