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by rory
Fri Jan 24, 2020 6:19 am
Forum: Tendai
Topic: Amida Kyo for Wuhan
Replies: 0
Views: 4

Amida Kyo for Wuhan

Let's chant the Amida kyo for those who have died in Wuhan. May they be born in Amida's Pure Land...
gassho
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by rory
Fri Jan 24, 2020 5:28 am
Forum: Prayers and Aspirations
Topic: Coronavirus outbreak in China
Replies: 6
Views: 153

Re: Coronavirus outbreak in China

From the Earth: I will burn incense and pray to Yakushi Nyorai,Medicine Buddha, at my altar for the people of Wuhan.
gassho
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by rory
Fri Jan 24, 2020 5:24 am
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Why is Buddhism so elitist and cliquey?
Replies: 35
Views: 663

Re: Why is Buddhism so elitist and cliquey?

Buddhism is a missionary religion; nobody owns it. Also people have afflictions, read and chant Chapter 25 of the Lotus Sutra Kannon-sama's chapter and you will grow in compassion and want to help others.
gassho
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by rory
Fri Dec 13, 2019 11:12 pm
Forum: Tendai
Topic: Documentary of Master Zhiyi (Jp: Chigi, WG: Chih-I)
Replies: 1
Views: 203

Documentary of Master Zhiyi (Jp: Chigi, WG: Chih-I)

Thanks to Rev. Jikai who posted this elsewhere: enjoy this documentary in Chinese with English subtitles on great Master Zhiyi https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vEPqDNZ5F-4&feature=youtu.be&fbclid=IwAR2_m_OrmOFDopfCCwZH5iqpY8g47MIOsJNno31AX4S02RcKSDZeUS2bYFE and here is Part 2: https://www.youtube.com...
by rory
Sat Nov 23, 2019 5:12 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: Great Vegan Debate
Replies: 618
Views: 38815

Re: Great Vegan Debate

Even if lab grown meats productions run into troubles, we should remember that there already exist plenty of faux meat from various vegetable sources, I tried and I liked them. I just hope they become more affordable and popular. But I suppose some people have pickier taste buds than others, and I ...
by rory
Fri Nov 22, 2019 5:43 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: Great Vegan Debate
Replies: 618
Views: 38815

Re: Great Vegan Debate

Maybe. Depends on how healthy it is. More critically, will it be vegan? I imagine it would be like an MP3 to Live Music, even when its perfected. QQ, I would never eat it, cannot imagine it would be regarded as vegan. Technically, no it wouldn't be vegan as long as they are using Fetal bovine serum...
by rory
Wed Nov 20, 2019 10:53 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: Great Vegan Debate
Replies: 618
Views: 38815

Re: Great Vegan Debate

Maybe. Depends on how healthy it is. More critically, will it be vegan? I imagine it would be like an MP3 to Live Music, even when its perfected. QQ, I would never eat it, cannot imagine it would be regarded as vegan. Johnny D: there are deep social and cultural issues at play, and I doubt some new...
by rory
Wed Nov 20, 2019 9:34 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: Great Vegan Debate
Replies: 618
Views: 38815

Re: Great Vegan Debate

For the meat eaters here, when cell-cultured meat becomes available, will you eat it? Considering that it will reduce animal cruelty by a considerable extent and the ongoing degradation of the environment.
https://newfoodeconomy.org/cell-culture ... framework/
gassho
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by rory
Tue Nov 19, 2019 11:57 pm
Forum: Tendai
Topic: Looking for a good place to start to learn the Basic doctrine and teachings of Tendai
Replies: 11
Views: 461

Re: Looking for a good place to start to learn the Basic doctrine and teachings of Tendai

I was wondering Rory, you saying that an academic view is going to be different from a practitioners view is very eye opening to me. I have no trouble reading materials from practitioners (even some writings by masters ) but academic books are just way too confusing. Could you tell me more about th...
by rory
Tue Nov 19, 2019 11:39 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: Great Vegan Debate
Replies: 618
Views: 38815

Re: Great Vegan Debate

If someone wants to know what buddhists mean by 'attachment' this is the best example that I have ever seen! gassho Rory PS vegan me isn't worried. They're developing cloned meat in Israel and elsewhere, you'll all be eating it before long. I'm good with that...though the ethics are interesting to c...
by rory
Mon Nov 18, 2019 10:42 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: German Monk passes Exam at Kofukuji
Replies: 2
Views: 295

Re: German Monk passes Exam at Kofukuji

It might be via Charles Muller who is very active, has a website on Yogacarya http://www.acmuller.net/yogacara/ and translated Rev. Shu'nei Tagawa's the head of Hosso Shu's book "Living Yogacara" https://www.amazon.com/s?k=living+yogacara&crid=3MVCD1FO03XWG&sprefix=living+yogacara%2Caps%2C164&ref=nb...
by rory
Mon Nov 18, 2019 9:59 pm
Forum: Tendai
Topic: Looking for a good place to start to learn the Basic doctrine and teachings of Tendai
Replies: 11
Views: 461

Re: Looking for a good place to start to learn the Basic doctrine and teachings of Tendai

Hellow Snowbeast: firs things I'lve linked a nice intro to Tendai Buddhism below. Also Brook Ziporyn is an academic just like Paul Swanson, and an academic's understanding of Tiantai philosophy is very different from practitioners practicing Tendai! So it's important to understand that. Here is a sh...
by rory
Mon Nov 18, 2019 9:46 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: Great Vegan Debate
Replies: 618
Views: 38815

Re: Great Vegan Debate

One ought not take life. We all face the consequences of our actions. Some simple rules the Buddha taught. If it takes one more than five words to except application of a rule, you're probably bull shitting. Why is everyone getting all up in each other's meals. If you've concluded its good for you,...
by rory
Sun Nov 17, 2019 11:31 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: Great Vegan Debate
Replies: 618
Views: 38815

Re: Great Vegan Debate

In samsara all beings live by intentionally or unintentionally (mostly both) killing other beings. This could be one of the best definitions of the nature of samsara. The objective of Buddhism is to get out of samsara and help other beings in getting out . The objective is not reforming samsara. It...
by rory
Fri Nov 15, 2019 7:52 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: Great Vegan Debate
Replies: 618
Views: 38815

Re: Great Vegan Debate

I haven't seen the whole documentary yet, just the trailer linked here. I imagine that they are not arguing that one needs to be a vegan to be a world class power lifter, just that one can still do so as a vegan. And that would destroy the myth that one needs to eat meat to be strong, to be a world...
by rory
Wed Nov 13, 2019 11:27 pm
Forum: Tendai
Topic: Lotus Sutra: the Dragon Girl
Replies: 2
Views: 246

Lotus Sutra: the Dragon Girl

A very nice article on the Dragon girl episode in the Devadatta chapter of the Lotus Sutra quoting commentary by Zhiyi ( Chih-I, Jp: Chigi) https://www.lionsroar.com/becoming-a-buddha-lessons-from-little-girls/?fbclid=IwAR2O9vhxwT4ERxklJvYz_b8kNFhjJCMrhSGDtdFJwgwu2KR85fvLKYLb-Rw Stephanie Balkwill i...
by rory
Mon Nov 11, 2019 3:00 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Secular Buddhism
Replies: 74
Views: 3577

Re: Secular Buddhism

Looking into these Taiwan based groups - they promote a "Buddhist Humanism". Interesting. it's great helping the sick and the indigent, look in the old days when Japanese monks were, building roads, hospitals etc but how many Buddhists now here celebrate Obon? Ullabambana; do you think Westerners e...
by rory
Wed Oct 09, 2019 5:04 am
Forum: Tendai
Topic: Authoritative Tendai Pure Land texts
Replies: 9
Views: 704

Re: Authoritative Tendai Pure Land texts

There are a few chapters in the book addressing Esoteric practice and the Pure Land. I was thinking specifically of Rev. Eijo Dreitlein's chapter which is a translation of Amoghavajra and so is common to both Tendai and Shingon. Chapter 3 Amoghavajra’s Amitāyus Ritual Manual (pp. 223-268) Thomas Ei...
by rory
Sun Oct 06, 2019 11:12 pm
Forum: Tendai
Topic: Authoritative Tendai Pure Land texts
Replies: 9
Views: 704

Re: Authoritative Tendai Pure Land texts

I recognize this thread is related to Tendai Pure Land texts but I did want to highlight a new book from the University of Hawaii Press which includes translations of several Shingon Pure Land ritual texts and more: https://uhpress.hawaii.edu/product/pure-lands-in-asian-texts-and-contexts-an-anthol...
by rory
Sun Oct 06, 2019 8:19 pm
Forum: Tendai
Topic: Authoritative Tendai Pure Land texts
Replies: 9
Views: 704

Re: Authoritative Tendai Pure Land texts

Hello Kenshin; I'll reply privately. But there is a 4th strand - esoteric Nembutsu which has quite an historical pedigree Here is a thread I posted on some of the English material available and Rev. Jikai's wonderful translation of Genshin's Mental Meditation on Amida https://dharmawheel.net/viewtop...

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