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by ydnan321
Wed May 23, 2018 6:25 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Buddhism on actors
Replies: 60
Views: 1946

Buddhism on actors

Hello all, Not sure if I understand the the passage below correctly, but it alludes that actors would go to hell. One thing I learned from Buddhism is that karma is generated by intention? And that one who upholds the five precept will will be reborn again as human? So, if an actor does not intentio...
by ydnan321
Fri Mar 02, 2018 9:31 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Question on right livelihood
Replies: 13
Views: 498

Re: Question on right livelihood

Would that type of work generate any negative karma? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anti-ballistic_missile Yup, any weapons business is wrong livelihood. Could you please elaborate more this? Personally, one could argue that since it is built for protection it is at times necessary. It could be used...
by ydnan321
Fri Mar 02, 2018 8:35 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Question on right livelihood
Replies: 13
Views: 498

Question on right livelihood

Would it be ok for a Buddhist to work for a defense contractor where his work involves producing anti-ballistic missiles? Indeed it's a form of weapon though one that is aimed at destroying incoming missiles and not human. Would that type of work generate any negative karma? https://en.wikipedia.org...
by ydnan321
Tue Feb 20, 2018 9:10 pm
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: Karma of the Shakya clan
Replies: 16
Views: 952

Karma of the Shakya clan

Hello, I have a question, especially for those who could read Chinese. According to the passage from the Ekottarāgama below, the people of the Shakyas clan in their past live were starved and had to caught and eat fish. However, such deed lead them to be reborn multiple times in hell and finally wer...
by ydnan321
Thu Dec 07, 2017 4:14 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Soul fragmentation and defragmentation as Buddism teaching?
Replies: 86
Views: 5990

Re: Soul fragmentation and defragmentation as Buddism teaching?

The idea of fragmented souls comes from Hinduism and I believe also Jainism; not sure about Taoism. In some other articles I read, he mentioned that these fragmented souls would need to join together again to take rebirth at a higher forms (e.g. multiple roosters' souls need to be integrated togeth...
by ydnan321
Tue Nov 28, 2017 12:05 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Soul fragmentation and defragmentation as Buddism teaching?
Replies: 86
Views: 5990

Re: Soul fragmentation and defragmentation as Buddism teaching?

Sorry, I’m still stuck on this, would be grateful if anyone could provide explanation stating why multiplicity of animal rebirths is not possible using scripture or well-known master’s accounts/references? Links would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks,

YN
by ydnan321
Mon Nov 06, 2017 7:04 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Soul fragmentation and defragmentation as Buddism teaching?
Replies: 86
Views: 5990

Re: Soul fragmentation and defragmentation as Buddism teaching?

I still have doubt in my mind regarding Hsuan Hua’s remarks regarding multiplicity of animal’s rebirth. Though I do not believe such statements, they still linger and bother me. Seems like his impact is strong. I would need some sort of credible source to firm up my belief. Therefore, I am looking f...
by ydnan321
Tue Oct 17, 2017 1:09 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Soul fragmentation and defragmentation as Buddism teaching?
Replies: 86
Views: 5990

Re: Soul fragmentation and defragmentation as Buddism teaching?

Well, if you look at the OP, looks like the Master did say that, though when teaching the Shurangama Sutra, he refuted such belief. Not sure when the commentary to the Shurangama Sutra was done, but the Root Farm's one was in 1975. Did he change his mind? [/quote] I've never heard of a person being ...
by ydnan321
Thu Oct 12, 2017 11:29 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Soul fragmentation and defragmentation as Buddism teaching?
Replies: 86
Views: 5990

Re: Soul fragmentation and defragmentation as Buddism teaching?

Interestingly, when teaching the Shurangama Sutra, Master Hsuan Hua's seemed to agree that plants are insentient? And that people cannot be born as plants? http://www.chinabuddhismencyclopedia.com/en/index.php/The_Shurangama_Sutra_With_Commentary_by_the_Tripitaka_Master_Hsuan_Hua:_Volume_8 Sutra: Ba...
by ydnan321
Thu Oct 12, 2017 4:24 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Soul fragmentation and defragmentation as Buddism teaching?
Replies: 86
Views: 5990

Re: Soul fragmentation and defragmentation as Buddism teaching?

Also, regarding comments that human could reincarnate at plants, didn't the Abhidharma state that plants are insentient beings? [urlhttps://books.google.com/books?id=i1ffdTIbNJkC&pg=PA69&lpg=PA69&dq=abhidharma+plants+sentient&source=bl&ots=E_Rpp-r6ZE&sig=4eHEASp670_3rhn37WHeiJLMDao&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0a...
by ydnan321
Mon Oct 09, 2017 10:17 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Soul fragmentation and defragmentation as Buddism teaching?
Replies: 86
Views: 5990

Re: Soul fragmentation and defragmentation as Buddism teaching?

So, I found this story about a frog being immediately born in heaven upon being killed while attentively listened to the Buddha's teaching. The frog did not have to be de-fragmented/integrated with his so-called other 'souls' for this particular rebirth. http://vipassanameditation-vipassana.blogspo...
by ydnan321
Mon Oct 09, 2017 7:53 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Soul fragmentation and defragmentation as Buddism teaching?
Replies: 86
Views: 5990

Re: Soul fragmentation and defragmentation as Buddism teaching?

So, I found this story about a frog being immediately born in heaven upon being killed while attentively listen to the Buddha's teaching. The frog did not have to be de-fragmented/integrated with his other 'souls' for this particular rebirth. http://vipassanameditation-vipassana.blogspot.co.uk/ At o...
by ydnan321
Mon Oct 09, 2017 7:13 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Soul fragmentation and defragmentation as Buddism teaching?
Replies: 86
Views: 5990

Re: Soul fragmentation and defragmentation as Buddism teaching?

I actually saw several of his lectures with this same teaching about soul fragmentation and defragmentation. There was mention that this is a common teaching in Chinese Buddhism? Wonder besides Master Hsuan Hua, who else has taught this? it's actually not that uncommon a teaching..look up hun and po...
by ydnan321
Mon Oct 09, 2017 7:08 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Soul fragmentation and defragmentation as Buddism teaching?
Replies: 86
Views: 5990

Re: Soul fragmentation and defragmentation as Buddism teaching?

Are you saying he actually saw the fragmentation of soul into multiple beings? Wouldn't that contradict the Buddha's teaching - one mindstream carrying its own karma? So, Master Hsuan Hua 'borrowed' this teaching from Taoism? No wonder it sounds so strange. I actually thought he personally experienc...
by ydnan321
Wed Oct 04, 2017 7:49 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Soul fragmentation and defragmentation as Buddism teaching?
Replies: 86
Views: 5990

Re: Soul fragmentation and defragmentation as Buddism teaching?

So, Master Hsuan Hua 'borrowed' this teaching from Taoism? No wonder it sounds so strange. I actually thought he personally experienced this with his Five Eyes spiritual penetration...
by ydnan321
Tue Oct 03, 2017 7:01 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Soul fragmentation and defragmentation as Buddism teaching?
Replies: 86
Views: 5990

Re: Soul fragmentation and defragmentation as Buddism teaching?

Hi,

Are you saying there's similar teaching elsewhere? If so, do you have a reference to it? Thanks!
Monlam Tharchin wrote:
Tue Oct 03, 2017 5:58 pm
This idea of fragmented karma is also a part of the OBC, a Soto Zen organization.
by ydnan321
Tue Oct 03, 2017 4:28 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Soul fragmentation and defragmentation as Buddism teaching?
Replies: 86
Views: 5990

Soul fragmentation and defragmentation as Buddism teaching?

Well, when I read the article below I was quite bewildered - Master Hsuan Hua basically said that a person would go through rebirth as multiple animals or plants simultaneously due to his 'soul' being fragmented. In some other articles I read, he mentioned that these fragmented souls would need to j...
by ydnan321
Thu Jul 27, 2017 7:34 am
Forum: Sūtra Studies
Topic: Siksa-samuccaya of Shantideva - confused passage
Replies: 1
Views: 361

Siksa-samuccaya of Shantideva - confused passage

Hello all, I'm thoroughly confused with the following passage in the Siksa-samuccaya written by Shantideva, of which alluding to sentient beings being born as plants and inanimate objects. From what I know, Buddhism only specifies 6 paths for rebirth, and that sentient beings only reborn as sentient...
by ydnan321
Wed Jul 05, 2017 11:06 pm
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: Killing precept includes plants?
Replies: 17
Views: 1573

Re: Killing precept includes plants?

Sorry, I wasn't being clear in my last question. I meant the 'no damaging of plantations' precept, if it is clearly spelled out thay monks shall not damage plantations, then does such precept cover harvesting vegetables or picking fruits from trees?

Regards,

YN
by ydnan321
Wed Jul 05, 2017 12:13 am
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: Killing precept includes plants?
Replies: 17
Views: 1573

Re: Killing precept includes plants?

So, does this mean monks can't harvest vegetables or fruits? Why do I see monks who grow and harvest vegetables? Are they violating the precept?

Thanks,

YN

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