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by Fortyeightvows
Tue Nov 21, 2017 11:45 am
Forum: Pure Land
Topic: can we surely born in Pureland?
Replies: 5
Views: 63

Re: can we surely born in Pureland?

Also: what your doing sounds good. best wishes. amitabha.
by Fortyeightvows
Tue Nov 21, 2017 11:43 am
Forum: Pure Land
Topic: can we surely born in Pureland?
Replies: 5
Views: 63

Re: can we surely born in Pureland?

One good way to date a text is like this:
The easier it is to get to the pureland: the later the text.

I think this trend will continue, so if Buddhism continues to exist for another few hundred years, I'd imagine it will be even easier to get to the pureland.
by Fortyeightvows
Mon Nov 20, 2017 10:01 pm
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: Who is His Holiness Vairocana Xing Wu / Mr. Wu Ze Heng
Replies: 10
Views: 1472

Re: Who is His Holiness Vairocana Xing Wu / Mr. Wu Ze Heng

I'd imagine that the ccp would have a problem with pictures like the ones here:
http://www.huazangcentre.com/?page_id=49&lang=zh
eagletswp wrote:
Mon Nov 20, 2017 6:49 pm
His holiness Vairocana Xing Wu is my master.
Is your master imprisoned right now?
by Fortyeightvows
Mon Nov 20, 2017 5:27 am
Forum: Language
Topic: What is the origin of this mantra?
Replies: 9
Views: 263

Re: What is the origin of this mantra?

http://www.grandlodgescotland.com/masonic-subjects/masonic-articles/386-ritual-in-freemasonry-its-importance Thanks alot for that link! Very interesting! When they stopped being able to understand Latin in Europe, people would hear "Hoc est corpus meus" (This is my body). This happens right before ...
by Fortyeightvows
Sun Nov 19, 2017 5:13 am
Forum: Language
Topic: What is the origin of this mantra?
Replies: 9
Views: 263

What is the origin of this mantra?

What is the origin of the mantra Hocus Pocus ?
by Fortyeightvows
Sat Nov 18, 2017 9:22 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Winter festivities
Replies: 35
Views: 480

Re: Winter festivities

Thus have I heard, at one time the lord was staying at the north pole together with a great assembly of elves and a great assembly of reindeer. With the divine eye he saw which beings had been naughty and which beings had been nice. Then followed the discourse on the merits which lead to presents an...
by Fortyeightvows
Sat Nov 18, 2017 6:54 am
Forum: Zen
Topic: An Interesting Book to share
Replies: 4
Views: 122

Re: An Interesting Book to share

We need more of this IMO. https://www.lamayeshe.com/article/chapter/session-four-manjushri-blessing-and-conversation-ven-master-sheng-yen Venerable Master Sheng Yen: How long can the individual maintain this state of clear light and perceive the nature of emptiness? Does this experience gradually f...
by Fortyeightvows
Sat Nov 18, 2017 6:46 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Turkey practices?
Replies: 20
Views: 340

Re: Turkey practices?

I was at one of my favorite restaurants today picking up some food to take home and there was a nun sitting and eating with one layperson. I will often pay for monastics meals when I see them at restaurants or if they are close to me in line at the grocery store, but this place isn't vegetarian and ...
by Fortyeightvows
Sat Nov 18, 2017 4:42 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Turkey practices?
Replies: 20
Views: 340

Re: Turkey practices?

Adamantine wrote:
Sat Nov 18, 2017 4:28 am
I noticed at Pema Osel Ling they're doing an Amitabha Buddha Tsok puja dedicated to all the killed turkeys...
I'd imagine they will be be buying and eating turkey too so....
by Fortyeightvows
Fri Nov 17, 2017 5:54 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: The Different Bodhisattva Vows
Replies: 6
Views: 134

Re: The Different Bodhisattva Vows

From the article already linked to above by Ayu. Check this out: http://kagyuoffice.org/the-gyalwang-karmapa-teaches-on-two-traditions-of-taking-bodhisattva-vows-and-how-we-actually-receive-them/ . In The Ornament of Precious Liberation, Gampopa describes one lineage as stemming from noble Manjushr...
by Fortyeightvows
Fri Nov 17, 2017 3:14 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: The Dog's Tooth.
Replies: 41
Views: 721

Re: The Dog's Tooth.

The other story: once upon a time someone left a statue of the Buddha by the side of the road with the pure intention of bringing blessing to those who walk along that road. Someone else saw that statue and thought... well, that's sucks having Buddha out here in the mud and the rain, and that perso...
by Fortyeightvows
Fri Nov 17, 2017 3:11 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: The Different Bodhisattva Vows
Replies: 6
Views: 134

Re: The Different Bodhisattva Vows

I would like to know the various Bodhisattva vows taken in schools of Mahayana (Pureland, Tientai/Tendai, Nichiren, Chan/Zen/Seon/Thien) as well in Vajrayana (Sakya, Kagyu, Nyingma, Gelug, Shingon, Ari, Newar, Tangmi, Azhaliism). I think what he's talking about is that the vajrayana schools of the ...
by Fortyeightvows
Thu Nov 16, 2017 10:35 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: The Dog's Tooth.
Replies: 41
Views: 721

Re: The Dog's Tooth.

I've been following lzr for twenty years. I have on a few occasions tell a similar story to the one given above by bob. I say similar because, essentially, it was told in the context of tibetan and chinese pronunciations of mantras. The point of the story as I have heard it told, was that a person h...
by Fortyeightvows
Thu Nov 16, 2017 6:19 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: The Dog's Tooth.
Replies: 41
Views: 721

Re: The Dog's Tooth.

Simon E. wrote:
Thu Nov 16, 2017 10:58 am
Does 'things' include people? 48 Vows?
yes
by Fortyeightvows
Thu Nov 16, 2017 10:49 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: The Dog's Tooth.
Replies: 41
Views: 721

Re: The Dog's Tooth.

that we label things and as long as those things are a 'valid base' that they will function for us as what we have labeled them as.
by Fortyeightvows
Thu Nov 16, 2017 10:31 am
Forum: Academic Discussion
Topic: how much does chicago style change?
Replies: 4
Views: 134

Re: how much does chicago style change?

one follow up question: does anthropology use chicago style too? It seems like some anthropology books, ethnographic books etc use chicago while others use a style that looks like APA or MLA?
by Fortyeightvows
Thu Nov 16, 2017 10:29 am
Forum: Academic Discussion
Topic: how much does chicago style change?
Replies: 4
Views: 134

how much does chicago style change?

The newest 17th edition just came out this month, I know we have some rel majors on here who may know, is it any different from the last version?
It seems like a new one comes out almost every five years or so: a question for the old timers, has the citation style changed over the years?
by Fortyeightvows
Mon Nov 13, 2017 12:14 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Nyari Tulku
Replies: 2
Views: 189

Re: Nyari Tulku

by Fortyeightvows
Sun Nov 12, 2017 3:35 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Introduction (and in need of some advice)
Replies: 20
Views: 315

Re: Introduction (and in need of some advice)

Ignorant_Fool wrote:
Fri Nov 10, 2017 2:12 pm
this particular MA was the Pāli language module
Which particular MA? where?
by Fortyeightvows
Fri Nov 10, 2017 7:11 pm
Forum: North America (USA & Canada)
Topic: Garchen Vajrakilaya and More
Replies: 73
Views: 1300

Re: Garchen Vajrakilaya and More

If you get the PDF please also send it my way. I'll do the same for you if I get one