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by vikas113
Mon Jun 25, 2018 5:58 am
Forum: Pure Land
Topic: Pureland Rebirth Biographies of Great Pureland Masters
Replies: 2
Views: 780

Honen's last moments and the arrival of Amitabha Buddha

I am again going to share Master Honen's last moments here as it falls in the category of Rebirth of Pureland Masters in Pureland: From the 2nd of the New Year of 1212, Honen was feeling so poorly that he could hardly eat anything. For the past three or four years, Honen’s sight and hearing had beco...
by vikas113
Mon Jun 25, 2018 5:40 am
Forum: Pure Land
Topic: Pureland Rebirth Biographies of Great Pureland Masters
Replies: 2
Views: 780

Pureland Rebirth Biographies of Great Pureland Masters

In this thread I am going to share the biographies of some great pureland masters which includes their moments of passing away and arrival of Amitabha Buddha along with his great sages infront of them. Also are mentioned the various auspicious events and signs at the time of their rebirth in Purelan...
by vikas113
Sun Jun 24, 2018 7:19 am
Forum: Pure Land
Topic: Some very beautiful Buddha images for help in practice!
Replies: 0
Views: 603

Some very beautiful Buddha images for help in practice!

I have snapped some very beautiful Buddha images from Aputi.com videos on youtube. I am sharing them so that it would be helpful for the members here to visualize the Buddha.

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Namo Amitabha Buddha :bow: :bow: :bow:
by vikas113
Sat Jun 02, 2018 3:58 am
Forum: Pure Land
Topic: Sanskrit version of Nembutsu
Replies: 4
Views: 1902

Re: Sanskrit version of Nembutsu

The original Sanskrit version is 'Namo Amitabha Buddha'. Amitabha is a Sanskrit word which can be broken into 2 words as amit + abha. Amit means Infinite and Abha means light. Hence the Sanskrit translation of Amitabha is also called as the Buddha of Infinite Light. He is called Amitabha Buddha beca...
by vikas113
Sun May 06, 2018 5:07 pm
Forum: Pure Land
Topic: This Sutra can eradicate evil karma of even 5 henious crimes
Replies: 0
Views: 748

This Sutra can eradicate evil karma of even 5 henious crimes

I am sharing this auspicious sutra called 'Mahayana Sublime Treasure King Sutra' which is a wonderful sutra on the great compassionate Avalokiteshwara Bodhisattava Mahasattava and how he by using great skillful means constantly rescuses beings even by going into the avici hell. Voilent flames of avi...
by vikas113
Fri Apr 27, 2018 7:07 am
Forum: Pure Land
Topic: Merits of Buddha Rectitation : From Kistigarbha Sutra
Replies: 0
Views: 678

Merits of Buddha Rectitation : From Kistigarbha Sutra

This is a part of chapter 9 from The Sutra on the past vows of kistigarbha Bodhisattva At that time, Bodhisattva-Mahasattva Ksitigarbha addressed the Buddha, saying, " O World Honored One, now I wish to speak on behalf of the sentient beings of future times and about the beneficial things that will ...
by vikas113
Thu Apr 26, 2018 4:34 am
Forum: Pure Land
Topic: Shoko Asahara's last nembutsu.
Replies: 8
Views: 1522

Re: Shoko Asahara's last nembutsu.

Buddha's vows never fail. Tathagataha practised the Bodhisattva vows for trillions of immeasurable kalpas rescuing innumerable kotis of beings. Amitabha's vows stand firm like gold sumeru mountain rescuing beings equally in ten directions alike. So how can a evil man fall into evil paths after since...
by vikas113
Thu Apr 12, 2018 8:11 am
Forum: Pure Land
Topic: Great Inspirational Pureland Lectures And Stories
Replies: 0
Views: 671

Great Inspirational Pureland Lectures And Stories

Namo Amitabha Buddha! :rolling: Here is the playlist of some great inspirational pureland stories and lectures. Please share among others so that they too have the rare opportunity to hear Amitabha's name. Whoever chants Amitabha sincerely will be surely born in his pureland without fail. Click here...
by vikas113
Thu Apr 12, 2018 7:36 am
Forum: Pure Land
Topic: Some Gems From The Pratyutpanna Samadhi Sutra
Replies: 4
Views: 1137

Some Gems From The Pratyutpanna Samadhi Sutra

The Buddha told Bhadrapāla, “One who trains in this way will attain the samādhi in which present Buddhas all stand before one. If, among bhikṣus, bhikṣuṇīs, upāsakas, and upāsikās, there are those who want to train according to this Dharma, they should fully observe their precepts and live alone in...
by vikas113
Fri Mar 23, 2018 6:53 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Which Is The Most Accurate Great Compassion Dharani In Sanskrit?
Replies: 1
Views: 540

Which Is The Most Accurate Great Compassion Dharani In Sanskrit?

I have seen many different versions of Great Compassionate Mantra on youtube and on the internet. I seriously don't understand which is the most original mantra according to the sutras? Please, I will be very thankful to my dhamma friends if anyone would share some light or at least reveal the most ...
by vikas113
Sat Mar 17, 2018 6:05 pm
Forum: Pure Land
Topic: Chinese Pureland Rebirth Stories In English
Replies: 8
Views: 1821

Chinese Pureland Rebirth Stories In English

I am always searching for pureland stories not because I lack faith, instead, I search them to inspire me to practice more rigorously. Here is a chinese collection of inspiring pureland rebirth stories. I have use google to translate the website, so the translation may have some minor mistakes. Here...
by vikas113
Sat Mar 17, 2018 5:56 am
Forum: Pure Land
Topic: Contradicting sutras
Replies: 26
Views: 4106

Re: Contradicting sutras

From what I understand the 18th vow states that those who commit the five great sins and slander the teachings will not take birth in the pure land but in other sutras such as the contemplation sutra it is stated that they can. What is the reason for this contradiction and how to resolve it? First,...
by vikas113
Fri Mar 16, 2018 7:58 am
Forum: Pure Land
Topic: Buddha Mantra Drove Away Demonic Entity
Replies: 0
Views: 687

Buddha Mantra Drove Away Demonic Entity

This might not be directly connected with Pureland but is definitely connected to Buddha and Sutras. Today, About an hour back I was working on my laptop in my room. Inside the room, my 13 yr old nephew was sleeping as he had a fever. He had covered himself with a blanket. Suddenly, he started screa...
by vikas113
Thu Mar 15, 2018 7:28 am
Forum: Pure Land
Topic: Honen's Last Momemts And The Apperance of Amitabha Buddha
Replies: 3
Views: 980

Honen's Last Momemts And The Apperance of Amitabha Buddha

From the 2nd of the New Year of 1212, Honen was feeling so poorly that he could hardly eat anything. For the past three or four years, Honen’s sight and hearing had become so dull that he could neither clearly distinguish color nor recognize voices. But now as the end approached, both senses became ...
by vikas113
Tue Mar 13, 2018 8:02 pm
Forum: Pure Land
Topic: Request: clear explanation of the nature of Sukhavati or a "pure land" in general
Replies: 5
Views: 1161

Re: Request: clear explanation of the nature of Sukhavati or a "pure land" in general

Buddha during his enlightenment saw that because of their karmas beings fall down to deepest of hells and go as high up to highest heavens. Rebirth of any living beings can majorly be classified into 6 realms. rebirth in hells (cold or hot hells), rebirth a hungry ghost, rebirth as an animal, rebirt...
by vikas113
Mon Mar 12, 2018 8:12 am
Forum: Sūtra Studies
Topic: Akṣobhya Buddha Sūtra is now available online to read
Replies: 7
Views: 2270

Re: Akṣobhya Buddha Sūtra is now available online to read

I just finished transcribing it from the book titled, "A Treasury of Mahāyāna Sūtras" because I could not find any Sūtra pertaining to him online so I bought the book and now I wanted to share the chapter on Akṣobhya Buddha with everyone here. Here is the link. http://bit.ly/1RR0geU Respectfully, K...
by vikas113
Sat Mar 10, 2018 3:58 pm
Forum: Pure Land
Topic: Twelve Aspiration Vows with Amitabha Buddha
Replies: 1
Views: 638

Re: Twelve Aspiration Vows with Amitabha Buddha

Beautiful Lines! Thanks for sharing! :bow:
by vikas113
Fri Mar 09, 2018 5:39 am
Forum: Pure Land
Topic: Gratitude
Replies: 17
Views: 1816

Re: Gratitude

Buddhas never discriminate, if they ever discriminated they would not be Buddhas. Gratitude or no gratitude is a part of our discriminating mind but Amitabha Buddha holds great compassion for all living beings even whether they are chanting his name or not, so not to worry about having gratitude whi...
by vikas113
Thu Mar 08, 2018 8:07 pm
Forum: Pure Land
Topic: Devadatta, the envious...?
Replies: 4
Views: 1094

Re: Devadatta, the envious...?

Devadatta is a good example for us. In Lotus Sutra, Sakyamuni Buddha said that in a past life Devadatta taught him the Lotus sutra. Lotus Sutra is one of the most beautiful sutras which dives deep into the Buddha's teaching and is very auspicious and meritious. In spite of holding this great sutra i...
by vikas113
Wed Mar 07, 2018 3:37 pm
Forum: Pure Land
Topic: Real Vs. Unreal
Replies: 10
Views: 1901

Re: Real Vs. Unreal

Sorry English is not my first language also the post is somewhat difficul to understand about what you are exactly saying. I guess it is about the unreal and real view of amida buddha and his pureland. Here is what I understand after reading mahayana and theravada sutras. Buddhas never lie. The sun ...

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