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by jacx
Thu Apr 30, 2015 11:14 pm
Forum: Chan
Topic: Like fish in a shrinking pond
Replies: 3
Views: 1302

Re: Like fish in a shrinking pond

Thank you Astus!

Anyone know when it started to be chanted as a verse? Or how it came to be associated with Puxian Pusa?
by jacx
Thu Apr 30, 2015 5:55 pm
Forum: Chan
Topic: Like fish in a shrinking pond
Replies: 3
Views: 1302

Like fish in a shrinking pond

Hi, Does anyone know the source of Samantabadhra's Verse of Exhortation/Admonition (普賢菩薩警世偈) that is chanted in Chan temples at evening service? "The day is already done. Our lives are that much less We are like fish in a shrinking pond. What joy is there in this? Great assembly! We should be dilige...
by jacx
Sat Oct 02, 2010 5:32 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Gay Marriage: What Would Buddha Do?
Replies: 40
Views: 5575

Re: Gay Marriage: What Would Buddha Do?

If you have the English translation by Prude, of de la Vallee Poussin's French of the Abhidharma kosa bhasya, it is Vol II, pp. 651ff. Thank you for looking that up! Despite my great affection for Vasubandhu, I only made it through Vol I of de la Vallee Poussin's Abhidharmakosabhasya. Maybe I'll fi...
by jacx
Fri Jul 31, 2009 4:07 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Gay Marriage: What Would Buddha Do?
Replies: 40
Views: 5575

Re: Gay Marriage: What Would Buddha Do?

The "wrong orifice" edict is from Vasubandhu's Abhidharmakosabhasyam. But I don't know whereabouts in that massive text to find it. Nor do I have access to a copy.

So, neither a Tibetan nor a Mahayana text I suppose!

Also, I never want to perform that particular Google search again! :emb:
by jacx
Wed Jul 29, 2009 1:07 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Gay Marriage: What Would Buddha Do?
Replies: 40
Views: 5575

Re: Gay Marriage: What Would Buddha Do?

Does anyone know the origins of this "wrong orifice" edict? I know it is a Mahayana Sutra, not in the Theravada Pali Canon. I think it might be the Shurangama Sutra, but not sure. It is not in either Shurangama Sutra. It must be from a Tibetan-only text. As far as I know, the only condemnation of h...