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by Nicholas Weeks
Sat Feb 24, 2018 6:45 pm
Forum: Media
Topic: City of Ten Thousand Buddhas
Replies: 14
Views: 1569

Re: City of Ten Thousand Buddhas

Events occurring at CTTB, near Ukiah California for 2018:

http://www.cttbusa.org/news/cttbnews.asp
by Nicholas Weeks
Sat Feb 24, 2018 5:04 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: what do we mean by faith?
Replies: 50
Views: 1030

Re: what do we mean by faith?

I don't find definition of astitva. What is it? Aside from what the quote defines, I do not know. Read more carefully... It is complete and firm conviction = (abhisampratyaya) with respect to what exists = (astitva) , serene joy = (prasāda) relative to good qualities = (guṇavatna) and the aspiratio...
by Nicholas Weeks
Sat Feb 24, 2018 4:47 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: No Fault finding except our own
Replies: 0
Views: 39

No Fault finding except our own

A recent talk on effects of anger at the faults of others...

http://www.cttbusa.org/talks/37.asp
by Nicholas Weeks
Sat Feb 24, 2018 4:20 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: what do we mean by faith?
Replies: 50
Views: 1030

Re: what do we mean by faith?

In case Asanga bodhisattva has not been quoted (sorry if he has, have not read entire thread.) 8. What is faith (śraddhā)? It is complete and firm conviction (abhisampratyaya) with respect to what exists (astitva), serene joy (prasāda) relative to good qualities (guṇavatna) and the aspiration (abhi...
by Nicholas Weeks
Sat Feb 24, 2018 12:12 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: deadliest mass shooting in the U.S.
Replies: 448
Views: 14007

Re: deadliest mass shooting in the U.S.

Until the distant era of Ahimsa ruling the hearts & minds of all humanity, partial & poor solutions are all that we have to reduce the effects of hate, anger and the many other vices of humanity. Door blocks are a partial and poor solution, gun bans are not perfect, but work a hell of a lot better ...
by Nicholas Weeks
Fri Feb 23, 2018 10:52 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: deadliest mass shooting in the U.S.
Replies: 448
Views: 14007

Re: deadliest mass shooting in the U.S.

Besides - Nothing else can be better than all making all beings buddhas. Why dabble with partial things like guns. Ah, the argument of the cults. Our path is higher so we ignore all practical worldly methods and focus exclusively on our own enlightenment so we can help all other sentient beings. So...
by Nicholas Weeks
Fri Feb 23, 2018 8:12 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: deadliest mass shooting in the U.S.
Replies: 448
Views: 14007

Re: deadliest mass shooting in the U.S.

If the samsaric mind has any outstanding quality it is interdependence of many factors, a mix of good and bad ones. Therefore, reliance on only one element, whether to solve the worldly mind or the butchery by guns in the USA is not effective. But the simplicity of the appeal is strong; unfortunatel...
by Nicholas Weeks
Fri Feb 23, 2018 7:06 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: deadliest mass shooting in the U.S.
Replies: 448
Views: 14007

Re: deadliest mass shooting in the U.S.

Part of the solution is making soft targets like schools, businesses etc. harder. Many kinds of door blockers are available and are being used now in some schools. This is one kind: https://www.bilco.com/Store/ProductDetailPage/1DSI-1/Barracuda_Intruder_Defense_System_-_Model_DSI Part of the soluti...
by Nicholas Weeks
Fri Feb 23, 2018 6:49 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: deadliest mass shooting in the U.S.
Replies: 448
Views: 14007

Re: deadliest mass shooting in the U.S.

Part of the solution is making soft targets like schools, businesses etc. harder. Many kinds of door blockers are available and are being used now in some schools.

This is one kind: https://www.bilco.com/Store/ProductDeta ... _Model_DSI
by Nicholas Weeks
Fri Feb 23, 2018 6:01 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: what do we mean by faith?
Replies: 50
Views: 1030

Re: what do we mean by faith?

In case Asanga bodhisattva has not been quoted (sorry if he has, have not read entire thread.) 8. What is faith (śraddhā)? It is complete and firm conviction (abhisampratyaya) with respect to what exists (astitva), serene joy (prasāda) relative to good qualities (guṇavatna) and the aspiration (abhil...
by Nicholas Weeks
Fri Feb 23, 2018 5:54 pm
Forum: Media
Topic: City of Ten Thousand Buddhas
Replies: 14
Views: 1569

Re: City of Ten Thousand Buddhas

Now, 23 Feb. the main site is back online.
by Nicholas Weeks
Thu Feb 22, 2018 9:38 pm
Forum: Media
Topic: City of Ten Thousand Buddhas
Replies: 14
Views: 1569

Re: City of Ten Thousand Buddhas

As of 22 Feb. 2018 the CTTB site has been down for a couple of days. Do not know why.

http://www.cttbusa.org
by Nicholas Weeks
Thu Feb 22, 2018 4:27 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Bodhisattva Hsuan Hua
Replies: 84
Views: 16262

Re: Bodhisattva Hsuan Hua

夢幻泡影 人我生壽心中影 無明有漏海上泡 諸法空相度群頑 慈智願成為夢醒 Cultivating the Bodhi Path Composed by Venerable Master Hsuan Hua Dreams, Illusions, Bubbles, Shadows Marks of self, others, living beings and longevity are shadows in the mind. Ignorance has outflows, just like bubbles in the sea. Devoid of marks, the myriad dha...
by Nicholas Weeks
Wed Feb 21, 2018 10:14 pm
Forum: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: Two solutions for karma and not-self paradox
Replies: 19
Views: 477

Re: Two solutions for karma and not-self paradox

Yes Vasana, that is a good one; the same sutra was also included in Chang's old Treasury of Mahayana Sutras, pp 223ff.
by Nicholas Weeks
Wed Feb 21, 2018 8:40 pm
Forum: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: Two solutions for karma and not-self paradox
Replies: 19
Views: 477

Re: Two solutions for karma and not-self paradox

Supramundane wrote:
Wed Feb 21, 2018 2:47 am

To complicate things, there is no sutra exclusively on Karma as far as I can see: the info seems to be scattered through various texts and is never consolidated.
Here is another sutra on karma and fruits of karma:

http://cttbusa.org/cause_effect/cause_and_effect.htm
by Nicholas Weeks
Tue Feb 20, 2018 5:16 am
Forum: Media
Topic: City of Ten Thousand Buddhas
Replies: 14
Views: 1569

Re: City of Ten Thousand Buddhas

Update - construction on the Ksitigarbha Hall will begin in May 2018 and hope to be finished by May or June of 2019. Donations are welcome; make check out to DRBA & put in the Memo space (lower left), Earth Store Project. Please mail your check to: CTTB 2001 Talmage Road Ukiah, CA 95482 Attn: Prisci...
by Nicholas Weeks
Mon Feb 19, 2018 9:56 pm
Forum: Chan
Topic: Chan Staff
Replies: 2
Views: 144

Chan Staff

Not sure if this staff is unique to Chan or even if it is used anymore, but interesting symbolism to it:

http://www.cttbearthstore.org/dharma-instrument.html
by Nicholas Weeks
Sun Feb 18, 2018 11:06 pm
Forum: Shrine Room
Topic: new Ksitigarbha statue
Replies: 3
Views: 110

Re: new Ksitigarbha statue

Vasana wrote:
Sun Feb 18, 2018 10:30 pm
:bow:
....
Context?
This is Shrine Room, so just bow...

Yet if you go to my last post in this other CTTB thread...

viewtopic.php?f=63&t=9843&p=436675#p436675
by Nicholas Weeks
Sun Feb 18, 2018 6:25 pm
Forum: Shrine Room
Topic: new Ksitigarbha statue
Replies: 3
Views: 110

new Ksitigarbha statue

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by Nicholas Weeks
Sun Feb 18, 2018 4:42 pm
Forum: Media
Topic: City of Ten Thousand Buddhas
Replies: 14
Views: 1569

Re: City of Ten Thousand Buddhas

A new Ksitigarbha Hall and statue project are underway, not sure when the Hall will be completed. Here is the new statue and under the picture is a link for more info on the project:

http://www.drba.org/news-and-events/the ... odhisattva