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by jake
Mon Feb 26, 2018 3:10 am
Forum: Tendai
Topic: Many Practices in Tendai, but for Whom?
Replies: 17
Views: 314

Re: Many Practices in Tendai, but for Whom?

here is the link Jake, I'm not sure who is the author: https://www.tendai-usa.org/what-is-tendai-buddhism gassho Rory According to the footnotes of that website, it was excerpted from this document published by the Jigyodan: http://www.tendai.or.jp/english/image/pdf/english_pamphlet.pdf Thank you f...
by jake
Sun Feb 25, 2018 3:23 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Translatorhood
Replies: 36
Views: 1035

Re: Translatorhood

My guess would be to look into the publishing industry and how to make money in it. That’s the crux of the problem. Publishing as a whole doesn’t make much money and that isn’t going in the right direction. Dharma publishing struggles with the additional burden of selling into a segment that is sma...
by jake
Sun Feb 25, 2018 1:26 am
Forum: Tendai
Topic: Many Practices in Tendai, but for Whom?
Replies: 17
Views: 314

Re: Many Practices in Tendai, but for Whom?

Mikkyo practice is secret and yes within Tendai and Shingon there are sub-lineages but I don't know if 2 priests would discuss their differences as for priestly training read below. ..... Tendai emphasizes the historical Buddha Śākyamuni who represents the exoteric world, and the eternal Buddha Vai...
by jake
Wed Feb 14, 2018 5:26 pm
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: "One Mind" in Hua Yen thought
Replies: 75
Views: 1485

Re: "One Mind" in Hua Yen thought

Returning to the OP, it seems to me that this quotation rory offered from J Stone's book on Japanese Buddhist doctrine... Hua-yen thought sees all phenomena as expressions of an originally pure and undifferentiated one mind ...looks a lot like the semi-Vedantic thinking that some in this thread suc...
by jake
Wed Feb 14, 2018 2:34 am
Forum: Shingon
Topic: Kukai on the Philosophy of Language
Replies: 3
Views: 515

Re: Kukai on the Philosophy of Language

jake wrote:
Thu Nov 02, 2017 1:45 am
Hello Again,

I ordered 10 more copies of this book for those who might be interested, just message me.
Hello,

I will be moving soon but still have a few copies available. I am happy to make a deal to save on packing :)

jake
by jake
Tue Feb 13, 2018 4:35 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Buddhist Monks on the Las Vegas Strip
Replies: 39
Views: 762

Re: Buddhist Monks on the Las Vegas Strip

I don't know about Las Vegas but there are a number of cities struggling with fake "monks." In Europe and the US. https://www.nytimes.com/2016/07/02/nyregion/fake-monks-begging-buddhist.html?mtrref=www.google.com&gwh=74D5AD017B436DA3CD9AB5C2F743BB48&gwt=pay http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-36...
by jake
Tue Feb 06, 2018 5:43 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Do Buddhas have to die? 1 or 3 or 4 Vehicles?
Replies: 228
Views: 807

Re: Monastic Tibetan Buddhists Fear Death More

Ekayana in the Lotus means that even when the Buddha teaches the the three vehicles he is actually teaching the one Buddhayana. Those on the sravakayana are taught arhatship and are aiming for arhatship; pratyekabuddhayana are aiming for pratyekabuddhahood; bodhisattvayana are taught a particular i...
by jake
Tue Feb 06, 2018 4:43 pm
Forum: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: The Mahayana Is Not Diluted Theravada.
Replies: 93
Views: 3037

Re: The Mahayana Is Not Diluted Theravada.

Can you give an example or two of a tradition that holds that the sravakayana doesn't lead, eventually, to Mahayana and hence to Buddhahood? I can't think of one. Yogacāra. OK. I haven't studied Yogacara in any detail at all, so I wouldn't know. I should have made my point differently. I don't know...
by jake
Tue Jan 30, 2018 12:49 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: What is a Man?
Replies: 121
Views: 2451

Re: What is a Man?

As I've aged I've had to move from sweet tea to unsweetened ice tea...that said. One of my favorite poems: If— BY RUDYARD KIPLING If you can keep your head when all about you Are losing theirs and blaming it on you, If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you, But make allowance for their doubt...
by jake
Sat Jan 20, 2018 9:05 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: The Aro Authenticity Debate.
Replies: 466
Views: 12631

Re: The Aro Authenticity Debate.

Malcolm wrote:
Sat Jan 20, 2018 5:46 pm
Harold, what the hell does Marjorie Quinn have to do with Aro?
I just want to ask. Am I the only one that googled "Marjorie Quinn" and was really confused as to why Malcolm reference Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman?
by jake
Sun Jan 14, 2018 2:46 am
Forum: Shingon
Topic: Shingon Initiation - Japan
Replies: 7
Views: 304

Re: Shingon Initiation - Japan

I knew that its hard and that they are not very kind with non-japanese when it comes to religious matters. Luckely I have a translator at my side at all times while in japan. I'll comment and share some pictures once I'm back from the trip. I've spoke with a teacher of another branch and he told me...
by jake
Fri Dec 22, 2017 12:37 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: simultaneity of cause and effect
Replies: 249
Views: 6787

Re: simultaneity of cause and effect

I don't think so Queequeg, this, somoku jobutsu is one of my favourite aspects of Tendai and dear to me: "From Saicho's time on, Tendai scholars would argue the position that grasses and trees can indeed of themselves arouse the aspiration for enlightenment ( bohdicitta, bodaishin ), cultivate prac...
by jake
Mon Dec 18, 2017 12:49 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: I've been so wrong/pure lands
Replies: 310
Views: 7189

Re: I've been so wrong/pure lands

As the Infinite Meanings Sutra teaches, "In these last forty years, I have not yet revealed the truth "(Myo Ho Ren Ge Kyo). With this clear statement, he overturns his teachings of the last forty years and he overturns your pie in the sky Buddha who has eradicated all afflictions. A Buddha who has ...
by jake
Sun Dec 03, 2017 9:46 pm
Forum: Soka Gakkai/SGI
Topic: Impressive SGI Hall in Korea
Replies: 19
Views: 658

Re: Impressive SGI Hall in Korea

Wouldn't want to be the gent in charge of changing those light bulbs....
by jake
Fri Nov 24, 2017 4:04 pm
Forum: Shingon
Topic: Preparing for Ordination in Shingon
Replies: 12
Views: 422

Re: Preparing for Ordination in Shingon

I am making this thread more on behalf of my friends rather than myself. The questions is how to best prepare as a lay Buddhist in one’s practice prior to ordaining in the Shingon school of Buddhism? It is about collecting all types of ideas on how to best prepare as a lay Buddhist before making th...
by jake
Tue Nov 21, 2017 3:35 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Rabbit's Horns
Replies: 107
Views: 3754

Re: Rabbit's Horns

https://i.pinimg.com/originals/3d/fc/8f/3dfc8ff907cb63fbaaf1d73e4be7f434.jpg Socially useful fiction. Ok ... Your turn, show me 2+2=5. PS: Just because 2+2=4 is not like “all grey elephants are elephants” or “all swans are white” doesn’t mean it is not necessary and universal. PPS: If samsara were ...
by jake
Tue Nov 21, 2017 3:32 am
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: Tiantai Zhiyi Magnum Opus Translated: "Clear Serenity, Quiet Insight" (Mo-ho chih-kuan) 3vol
Replies: 49
Views: 1823

Re: Tiantai Zhiyi Magnum Opus Translated: "Clear Serenity, Quiet Insight" (Mo-ho chih-kuan) 3vol

Has anyone actually got a copy yet? I placed my order with amazon back in July. They promised delivery 18-20 November. They've just emailed me to say they haven't got a clue when they are going to have it in stock. Sigh. We have already waited 1500 years for a translation so I guess a few more days...
by jake
Sat Nov 18, 2017 5:16 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Another fun book to share
Replies: 5
Views: 604

Re: Another fun book to share

Hi Bruce,

What is the book? I don't see a link.
by jake
Fri Nov 17, 2017 1:41 pm
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: Guru Yoga & Lamanism: Speculations on Shingon and Nichiren Schools
Replies: 63
Views: 5493

Re: Guru Yoga & Lamanism: Speculations on Shingon and Nichiren Schools

Is there any such thing as guru yoga in the Shingon tradition? On a separate notes, A friend of mine who practice Shugendō mentioned to me that they have a guru yoga practice of Otsuno. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/En_no_Gy%C5%8Dja I don't understand. Can you or your friend explain what is meant b...
by jake
Thu Nov 16, 2017 6:04 pm
Forum: Shingon
Topic: English Language Material on Shingon?
Replies: 16
Views: 1456

Re: English Language Material on Shingon?

Phyllobius wrote:
Thu Nov 16, 2017 6:54 am
The books by Taiko Yamasaki are a great introduction to practice.
I understand the English version is much more adaptation than translation.