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by rory
Sat Nov 18, 2017 4:14 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Turkey practices?
Replies: 20
Views: 326

Re: Turkey practices?

Easy do what I'm doing: eat a Celebration Vegan roast. Then I plan to go to my altar, burn incense chant Amida's name: nembutsu, and transfer the merit to the poor turkeys to be reborn in Amida's Pure Land.
gassho
Rory
by rory
Wed Nov 15, 2017 1:26 am
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Shakabuku Woes
Replies: 104
Views: 1352

Re: Shakabuku Woes

Queequeg:To assert that the nature of mind is distinct from reading books, that the sutra is exclusive of the letters which make it up... isn't that a rather limited view? To assert that the sutra does not transcend the letters would be wrong, but to assert that reality is exclusive of the written ...
by rory
Sat Nov 11, 2017 2:39 am
Forum: Tendai
Topic: New book about Genshin's Ōjōyōshū
Replies: 6
Views: 402

Re: New book about Genshin's Ōjōyōshū

This isn't Genshin, but seems the best place to post and as it relates to Genshin's esoteric Pure Land . An M.A. thesis focusing on the Shingon priest Kakuban's esoteric Pure Land practice has been published and is freely downloadable. https://scholarspace.manoa.hawaii.edu/bitstream/10125/27696/1/Mo...
by rory
Tue Nov 07, 2017 11:22 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: study group for Chih-I's work on Meditation Maka Shikan
Replies: 1
Views: 98

study group for Chih-I's work on Meditation Maka Shikan

Over in the East Asian forum, Rev. Jikai an Australian Tendai Shu priest, living in Japan is going to start a study group for Chih-I (Zhiyi) 's great work on contemplation: the Great Calming and Contemplation, Mo-ho-chih-kuan/Maka Shikan Rev Jikai knows Japanese and Chinese so this will be an excell...
by rory
Tue Nov 07, 2017 11:16 pm
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: Tiantai Zhiyi Magnum Opus Translated: "Clear Serenity, Quiet Insight" (Mo-ho chih-kuan) 3vol
Replies: 13
Views: 365

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

Fantastic! :twothumbsup:
Rev. Jikai please count me in my copy of Maha Shikan should be here in a week!
gassho
Rory
by rory
Sun Oct 29, 2017 11:16 pm
Forum: Pure Land
Topic: Commentaries?
Replies: 5
Views: 191

Re: Commentaries?

Thank you very much, rory :smile: :anjali: I'm happy to help I ran a search through the Harvard Hollis catalogue and there is more in dissertations, articles http://hollis.harvard.edu/primo_library/libweb/action/dlSearch.do?institution=HVD&vid=HVD&tab=everything&search_scope=everything&mode=Basic&o...
by rory
Sun Oct 29, 2017 10:40 pm
Forum: Pure Land
Topic: Commentaries?
Replies: 5
Views: 191

Re: Commentaries?

I've never really read commentaries on any of the Three Pure Land Sutras. Does anyone have any favorites or recommendations? Thanks so much :smile: Sadly there isn't much translated. Here is the one I read ages ago, Master Ou-I's commentary http://www.ymba.org/books/mind-seal-buddhas/introduction/m...
by rory
Sat Oct 28, 2017 9:55 pm
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: Lotus Sutra: Buddha Prabhutaratna
Replies: 34
Views: 856

Re: Lotus Sutra: Buddha Prabhutaratna

DGA: No, the topic of this discussion is "Lotus Sutra: Buddha Prabhutaratna." Not Hua Yen thought, nor the Avatamsaka Sutra. Will your post address the topic of the appearance of Buddha Prabhutaratna in the Lotus Sutra? I'm curious to find out. I did. Since time isn't linear both Buddhas can appear....
by rory
Sat Oct 28, 2017 5:37 pm
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: Tendai Lecture: 3000 World Rev. Ryoei
Replies: 1
Views: 84

Tendai Lecture: 3000 World Rev. Ryoei

Here it is, the facbook site is a bit obscure, I had to look around to find the link.

https://www.facebook.com/buddhistinsigh ... 139577553/
by rory
Sat Oct 28, 2017 5:21 am
Forum: Tendai
Topic: Meditation in Tendai
Replies: 22
Views: 1213

Re: Meditation in Tendai

with regard to the Pure Land, Tendai would view it through the understanding of Tendai philosophy, meaning: the Truth of the Middle So the Pure Land is provisionally real and at the same time empty. And here is the great Tendai Pure Land Master Genshin with his esoteric meditation on Amida, saying j...
by rory
Sun Oct 22, 2017 9:57 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Buddhism and Lust, is it ok, not ok, kind of ok?
Replies: 54
Views: 1204

Re: Buddhism and Lust, is it ok, not ok, kind of ok?

I actually agree that it is mostly a problem of misogyny, and very little to do with "lust" or sex. Talk about MALE sexual abuse and what you as MEN can do to positively change the culture, otherwise this conversation is ridiculous gassho Yeah, I'll just grab my Male(tm) remote control and change t...
by rory
Sun Oct 22, 2017 4:34 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Buddhism and Lust, is it ok, not ok, kind of ok?
Replies: 54
Views: 1204

Re: Buddhism and Lust, is it ok, not ok, kind of ok?

Not sure how "lust" is really the issue in teacher sex scandals...taking that as the issue strikes me as superficial int he extreme. Let's get real and name the problem: powerful men abuse their position to solicit/force/coerce/rape/ sex with women It's a question of power: male power. Alpha males ...
by rory
Fri Oct 20, 2017 5:21 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Tendai and Gelugpa - from Nichiren and Tantra
Replies: 16
Views: 389

Re: Tendai and Gelugpa - from Nichiren and Tantra

The two truths are inseparable, no matter which way they are parsed. Yeah, sorry, we're not on the same page. We are talking about different things. Not really. Things can only be perceived in two wsys, as they seem or as they are. There is no third alternative. Tiantai/Tendai is simple: All phenom...
by rory
Mon Oct 16, 2017 6:41 pm
Forum: Tendai
Topic: Mountain Practice Asheville, NC
Replies: 3
Views: 165

Re: Mountain Practice Asheville, NC

Hi rory, Just to make sure we all understand each other: when you say Mountain Practice, are you referring specifically to Shugendo, or something else? is Ven. Myoei teaching Shugendo in Western NC? On a separate note, Asheville is a lovely town and the environment there is excellent for Dharma pra...
by rory
Mon Oct 16, 2017 4:21 am
Forum: Tendai
Topic: Mountain Practice Asheville, NC
Replies: 3
Views: 165

Mountain Practice Asheville, NC

Rev. Myoei is based in Asheville, NC now,
come experience mountain practice!

gassho
Rory
by rory
Mon Oct 16, 2017 3:08 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Are Jellyfish Enlightened?
Replies: 28
Views: 699

Re: Are Jellyfish Enlightened?

How does, Tibetan Yogacarya and Madhamakya deal with this? I'm so interested in these issues and really enjoy learning! gassho Rory I don't think they have jellyfish in Tibet. There are amazing ones in the Caspian, unless Tibet drifted off from Central Asia. So what is your opinion from either Yogc...
by rory
Mon Oct 16, 2017 1:33 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Are Jellyfish Enlightened?
Replies: 28
Views: 699

Re: Are Jellyfish Enlightened?

No, they are not enlightened. They possess Tathagatagarbha like all sentient beings, but they are not enlightened. Brainless? Yes. Enlightened? No. Since jellyfish have buddhanature, they are able to become enlightened. I posted from the Lotus Sutra and how East Asia Buddhism regards this: Maitreya...
by rory
Sun Oct 15, 2017 10:41 pm
Forum: North America (USA & Canada)
Topic: Tendai Buddhism Retreat : NYC 10/27-20/29
Replies: 6
Views: 270

Free Tendai Buddhist Retreat NY Oct 27-29

Rev. Dr. Ryoei Tyler will be giving a Tendai Retreat in NY which is free: https://www.tendai-usa.org/single-post/2017/10/01/Tendai-Buddhism-Retreat-in-NYC-Oct27-29 A free weekend retreat at the Rockaway Summer House, Rev.Dr. Ryoei Tyler has been invited to discuss "Ichinen Sanzen - Three Thousand Re...
by rory
Sat Oct 14, 2017 10:41 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Are Jellyfish Enlightened?
Replies: 28
Views: 699

Re: Are Jellyfish Enlightened?

Of course a jellyfish can become enlightened, it has a buddhanature just as you do. Chapter 12 of the Lotus Sutra , Devadatta, makes this perfectly clear in the famous episode of the Dragon girl who becomes enlightened. Wisdom Accumulation Bodhisattva asked Manjushri, "Humane one, how many living be...
by rory
Fri Oct 13, 2017 10:53 pm
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: Lotus Sutra: Buddha Prabhutaratna
Replies: 34
Views: 856

Re: Lotus Sutra: Buddha Prabhutaratna

Coemgemu: I think that this is the main difference between what is called "Lotus Buddhism" here and other Buddhisms. Lotus Buddhism seems to dismiss this: the notion of "no X until bhūmi 8 or higher". The entire point of Chih-I's Tiantai philosophy is the Truth of the Middle, meaning that the empty...