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by Nicholas Weeks
Sat Dec 14, 2019 7:58 pm
Forum: Sūtra Studies
Topic: Kalavinka Shastras
Replies: 17
Views: 2644

Re: Kalavinka Shastras

For those who do not read Chinese, nor Sanskrit, (nor wish to learn) the two fat volumes of Nagarjuna's Treatise on the Ten Bodhisattva Grounds can be ignored. There is also a one volume English only version. With a very comprehensive outline of contents, Glossary & Notes over 700 pages, but radiant...
by Nicholas Weeks
Sat Dec 14, 2019 5:26 pm
Forum: Sūtra Studies
Topic: Kalavinka Shastras
Replies: 17
Views: 2644

Re: Kalavinka Shastras

The new translations are now up at Amazon. Search for Kalavinka Press to see the new Chinese-Skt-English versions of several titles. Also the new Ten Grounds Sutra versions, one by Kumarajiva & one by Shiksananda. Both of these also have PL Vaidya's Sanskrit in appendices. The smaller Buddha mindful...
by Nicholas Weeks
Sat Dec 14, 2019 4:00 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Trump Impeachment
Replies: 52
Views: 2663

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by Nicholas Weeks
Fri Dec 13, 2019 10:12 pm
Forum: Shrine Room
Topic: Amitabha Buddha birthday
Replies: 1
Views: 53

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by Nicholas Weeks
Fri Dec 13, 2019 10:09 pm
Forum: Shrine Room
Topic: Amitabha Buddha birthday
Replies: 1
Views: 53

Amitabha Buddha birthday

At City of 10000 Buddhas near Ukiah, California, early December 2019:


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by Nicholas Weeks
Thu Dec 12, 2019 6:25 pm
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: Awakening of Mahayana Faith
Replies: 8
Views: 270

Re: Awakening of Mahayana Faith

This quote is from DT Suzuki's 1900 translation, page 111-12: https://www.sacred-texts.com/bud/taf/taf26.htm Thank you, Nicholas. I was able to find the passage in the 1900 Open Court Publishing Company edition. I had a bit of difficulty finding the same passage in the new translation as it isn't b...
by Nicholas Weeks
Thu Dec 12, 2019 4:41 pm
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: Awakening of Mahayana Faith
Replies: 8
Views: 270

Re: Awakening of Mahayana Faith

Haven't read this edition but an important passage to me is the following: Ashvaghosha the Buddhist genius "As the World-honored one, considering the inferior intellectual caliber of Shravakas (Men of Learning) and Pratyekabuddhas (Men of Self Realization), taught them only the doctrine of the non-...
by Nicholas Weeks
Wed Dec 11, 2019 8:53 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Emperor Liang's Repentance
Replies: 24
Views: 5504

Re: Emperor Liang's Repentance

We disciples, again with utmost sincerity, bow in full prostration, repent of all past mistakes, reform, and seek forgiveness. From time without beginning until now, we have committed the ten evil deeds through our body, mouth, and mind. Through our body, we kill, steal, and engage in sexual miscon...
by Nicholas Weeks
Wed Dec 11, 2019 7:24 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Emperor Liang's Repentance
Replies: 24
Views: 5504

Re: Emperor Liang's Repentance

Again we take refuge with the Three Treasures of the ten directions to the ends of empty space. We sincerely wish that you [Buddhas & Bodhisattvas] take pity on all of us suffering from the three poisons, enable us to attain peace and bliss, up to our entering parinirvana. May you cleanse our defil...
by Nicholas Weeks
Tue Dec 10, 2019 10:09 pm
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: Awakening of Mahayana Faith
Replies: 8
Views: 270

Re: Awakening of Mahayana Faith

This is how the new translation begins: PRAYER OF HOMAGE I take refuge in [the Buddha] who pervades all ten directions, Whose actions are supreme, who is omniscient, Whose form is unhindered and unimpeded— The One of Great Compassion who saves the world. And I take refuge in the intrinsic reality an...
by Nicholas Weeks
Tue Dec 10, 2019 1:53 am
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: Awakening of Mahayana Faith
Replies: 8
Views: 270

Re: Awakening of Mahayana Faith

A favorite of mine, will have to study it. Here is the TofC: List of Maps Series Editors’ Preface Acknowledgments Editors and Translators List of Abbreviations About the Companion Website Introduction Treatise on Awakening Mahāyāna Faith English-to-Chinese Glossary Chinese-to-English Glossary Biblio...
by Nicholas Weeks
Sun Dec 08, 2019 7:04 pm
Forum: Sūtra Studies
Topic: Dharma Gems
Replies: 177
Views: 35600

Re: Dharma Gems

Now I present, as the antidote to counteract attachment to solitary peace, the practice of compassion. “Attachment to solitary peace” means longing only for one’s own nirvana and lacking altruistic activity due to absence of loving concern for sentient beings. This is the Hinayana. As it is said: W...
by Nicholas Weeks
Sat Dec 07, 2019 4:30 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Emperor Liang's Repentance
Replies: 24
Views: 5504

Re: Emperor Liang's Repentance

We bow in full prostration. Each of us now recite: We pray to the Three Treasures of the ten directions. May they enable all living beings to attain awakening with their power of kindness and compassion, power of their original vows, their great spiritual powers, inconceivable powers, boundless pow...
by Nicholas Weeks
Sat Dec 07, 2019 4:24 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Emperor Liang's Repentance
Replies: 24
Views: 5504

Re: Emperor Liang's Repentance

All Buddhas, great honored sages, Are completely awakened to all dharmas, and Are unsurpassed teachers of people and heavenly beings; Thus we should take refuge with them. Dharma that eternally abides, The sutras that purify, Can cure illnesses of body and mind. Thus, we take refuge in them. Great ...
by Nicholas Weeks
Fri Dec 06, 2019 11:40 pm
Forum: Media
Topic: Wisdom Academy - Moved from Tibetan Forum
Replies: 61
Views: 2464

Re: Wisdom Academy - Moved from Tibetan Forum

This is livestream that Daniel A. referred to - beginning in 20 minutes...with John Dunne

https://wisdomexperience.org/livestream ... 022b1ec50d

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by Nicholas Weeks
Fri Dec 06, 2019 6:50 pm
Forum: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: Origin of mahayana
Replies: 35
Views: 848

Re: Origin of mahayana

See also the Mahayanasutralamkara, chapter two (many commentaries) for the argument that Mahayana is the word of the Buddha.
by Nicholas Weeks
Fri Dec 06, 2019 3:08 pm
Forum: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: Origin of mahayana
Replies: 35
Views: 848

Re: Origin of mahayana

Buddha did not only teach with spoken words to people sitting around him. The Avatamsaka Sutra , in the first chapter, reveals Buddha educating devas & other non-physical beings from a higher plane. This was the beginning of Mahayana. Only humans with a high degree of psychic awareness could attend ...
by Nicholas Weeks
Fri Nov 29, 2019 7:32 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Emperor Liang's Repentance
Replies: 24
Views: 5504

Re: Emperor Liang's Repentance

There are twelve major reasons for this. What are the twelve? With limitless resolve, we vow to transform all beings in the six paths. With limitless vigor, we vow to repay kindness and compassion. We vow this power of goodness will enable all beings to uphold the Buddhas’ precepts without thoughts...
by Nicholas Weeks
Fri Nov 29, 2019 7:27 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Emperor Liang's Repentance
Replies: 24
Views: 5504

Re: Emperor Liang's Repentance

The words “Kindness and Compassion in the Bodhimanda” were chosen for the title of this repentance due to a response in a dream. Maitreya, the World-Honored, replete with great kindness and compassion extending to the end of time, bequeathed the title of this repentance. This was how the title was ...
by Nicholas Weeks
Tue Nov 26, 2019 11:18 pm
Forum: Sūtra Studies
Topic: Library of Wisdom & Compassion
Replies: 2
Views: 152

Re: Library of Wisdom & Compassion

Wisdom Publications has revamped their website and changed the name to Wisdom Experience. Lots of options for Dharma beyond reading books - more experiential in fact - thus the changes.

https://wisdomexperience.org

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