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by Nicholas Weeks
Mon Jun 18, 2018 12:19 am
Forum: Sūtra Studies
Topic: Triskandhadharmasutra - The Three Heap Sutra
Replies: 14
Views: 3298

Re: Triskandhadharmasutra - The Three Heap Sutra

Malcolm wrote:
Sun Jun 17, 2018 3:51 am

It is actually an extract from a sutra in the ratnakuta collection.
Right, Inquiry of Upali is one translation, quoted by Shantideva. In Chang's old Mahayana Sutras book it is titled Definitive Vinaya

Sutra 24, Taisho 310 translated into Chinese by Bodhiruci.
by Nicholas Weeks
Sat Jun 16, 2018 8:16 pm
Forum: Media
Topic: City of Ten Thousand Buddhas
Replies: 18
Views: 2013

Re: City of Ten Thousand Buddhas

A potpourri of writings & videos about CTTB & Master Hua:

http://www.cttbusa.org/cttbarticles/articles.asp
by Nicholas Weeks
Fri Jun 15, 2018 3:41 am
Forum: Sūtra Studies
Topic: Triskandhadharmasutra - The Three Heap Sutra
Replies: 14
Views: 3298

Re: 88 Buddhas Repentance

Search for Great Repentance of the Eighty Eight Buddhas and you will find many versions, some with English translations too.
by Nicholas Weeks
Thu Jun 14, 2018 3:43 pm
Forum: Media
Topic: Heavens above
Replies: 0
Views: 79

Heavens above

Planets & stars above still Lake Tanaya...

https://apod.nasa.gov/apod/image/1806/R ... xLabel.jpg
by Nicholas Weeks
Thu Jun 14, 2018 3:38 pm
Forum: Media
Topic: Giant jade Buddha arrives in Victoria, Aust.
Replies: 4
Views: 224

Re: Giant jade Buddha arrives in Victoria, Aust.

Yes, the worldwide tour is over. When it was in Southern California it was displayed at a Vietnamese temple some years ago wife & I admired it.

https://www.lionsroar.com/giant-jade-bu ... orld-tour/
by Nicholas Weeks
Sun Jun 10, 2018 3:52 pm
Forum: Engaged Buddhism
Topic: World Bee Day
Replies: 17
Views: 763

Re: World Bee Day

Not only are bees valued for their benefit to human agriculture & tastebuds, but they are just cute as hell beings. Also beeswax has uses - everything from cheese sealing to soap and lip balm to making reusable wax cloth as an alternative to saran wrap. Back in a distant aeon, when I dabbled in arch...
by Nicholas Weeks
Sun Jun 10, 2018 3:40 pm
Forum: Engaged Buddhism
Topic: World Bee Day
Replies: 17
Views: 763

Re: World Bee Day

a-yaksha, because the report was "typically overblown, overhyped sensationalist science reporting" I see no value in the claims of the report, it is just a way try to get more funding to pester, even vivisect sweet bees. I did think it was interesting, for whatever bee-son, they discerned a way to g...
by Nicholas Weeks
Sat Jun 09, 2018 10:54 pm
Forum: Engaged Buddhism
Topic: World Bee Day
Replies: 17
Views: 763

Re: World Bee Day

The implications for using this discovery to benefit AI research are ugly, but to be expected nowadays. (video also.)

https://www.theepochtimes.com/scientist ... 54748.html
by Nicholas Weeks
Fri Jun 08, 2018 4:37 pm
Forum: Engaged Buddhism
Topic: World Bee Day
Replies: 17
Views: 763

Re: World Bee Day

Malcolm wrote:
Fri Jun 08, 2018 3:36 am
Nicholas Weeks wrote:
Sun May 20, 2018 6:02 pm
Today 20 May is a day to appreciate and do what we can to help our busy little friends.

https://worldbeeday.org/en/
Stop the Trump regime.
Oh you silly boy.
by Nicholas Weeks
Fri Jun 08, 2018 4:36 pm
Forum: Book Reviews
Topic: 1st Notes
Replies: 4
Views: 454

Re: 1st Notes

Sounds like I really should read his book.
by Nicholas Weeks
Thu Jun 07, 2018 8:33 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Dharma Wheel (Engaged)
Replies: 30
Views: 1197

Re: Dharma Wheel (Engaged)

Politics, however they make the intellect active, sagacious, and inventive, within a certain sphere, generally extinguish its thirst for universal truth, paralyze sentiment and imagination, corrupt the simplicity of the mind, destroy that confidence in human virtue which lies at the foundation of p...
by Nicholas Weeks
Wed Jun 06, 2018 8:50 pm
Forum: Book Reviews
Topic: 1st Notes
Replies: 4
Views: 454

Re: 1st Notes

137 views of my post to date. Anybody take a look at the book yet? I did, using the Look Inside at Amazon. It is appealing, but I am reading less now, so do not know if I will get this one. If you knew him personally or know someone who knew him well, give us a little biography and how he impressed...
by Nicholas Weeks
Wed Jun 06, 2018 12:19 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Dharma Wheel (Engaged)
Replies: 30
Views: 1197

Re: Dharma Wheel (Engaged)

DNS wrote:
Tue Jun 05, 2018 11:57 pm

You don't have to join.
:rolling:
by Nicholas Weeks
Tue Jun 05, 2018 11:54 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Dharma Wheel (Engaged)
Replies: 30
Views: 1197

Re: Dharma Wheel (Engaged)

What 'became problematic'? If you mean the Engaged section here is no problem here, then why extend the invitation here to leave & go to the new site? Where did I say "leave"? One can post on all forums, if interested. Where did I say 'leave permanently''? One must 'leave' to sign up there. Still m...
by Nicholas Weeks
Tue Jun 05, 2018 11:44 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Dharma Wheel (Engaged)
Replies: 30
Views: 1197

Re: Dharma Wheel (Engaged)

DNS wrote:
Tue Jun 05, 2018 10:54 pm
It became problematic over at DWT (Theravada), but apparently not so much here.
What 'became problematic'? If you mean the Engaged section here is no problem here, then why extend the invitation here to leave & go to the new site?
by Nicholas Weeks
Tue Jun 05, 2018 10:43 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Dharma Wheel (Engaged)
Replies: 30
Views: 1197

Re: Dharma Wheel (Engaged)

David,

Not clear why there is still an Engaged section here, when there is an entire new site so dedicated?
by Nicholas Weeks
Tue Jun 05, 2018 7:09 pm
Forum: Sūtra Studies
Topic: Dharma Gems
Replies: 127
Views: 24071

Re: Dharma Gems

The 'wisdom being Mañjuśrī' is fundamental bodhicitta. Great, primal wisdom contemplates equality, and compassion concerns itself with the welfare of transient beings.
Vimalamitra
by Nicholas Weeks
Mon Jun 04, 2018 8:52 pm
Forum: Sūtra Studies
Topic: Dharma Gems
Replies: 127
Views: 24071

Re: Dharma Gems

5 Rays of sun do not penetrate a cave facing north; that is the genuine nature of things. Nevertheless, because light can shine into cavities facing other directions I decided to produce something to clear away enveloping darkness. 6 Setting aside religion, progress even in ordinary affairs depends...
by Nicholas Weeks
Mon Jun 04, 2018 8:43 pm
Forum: Pure Land
Topic: English sutra reaading
Replies: 4
Views: 157

Re: English sutra reaading

Jingang wrote:
Mon Jun 04, 2018 7:19 pm
Wonderful, thank you!
That is the short Amita Sutra, here is the long one:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s_R0V1su1yo
by Nicholas Weeks
Mon Jun 04, 2018 3:23 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: om Mani Padme Hung Meaning
Replies: 4
Views: 270

Re: om Mani Padme Hung Meaning

The Mani is very profound, here is bodhisattva Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche on some of its riches: Chenrezi's six-syllable mantra, OM MANI PADME HUM, is the compassionate wisdom of all the Buddhas manifested as sound. Within it is contained the essential meaning of all eighty-four thousand sections of th...

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