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by Huifeng
Thu Mar 27, 2014 7:17 am
Forum: Academic Discussion
Topic: La somme du Grand Véhicule d'Asanga (Mahāyānasaṃgraha)
Replies: 2
Views: 850

La somme du Grand Véhicule d'Asanga (Mahāyānasaṃgraha)

Hi,

Does anyone know where I can find a copy of Lamotte's original French translation:

La somme du Grand Véhicule d'Asanga (Mahāyānasaṃgraha)

?
I'm looking on behalf of a student who is dealing with some rhetorical issues in this text.

Thanks!

~~Huifeng
by Huifeng
Tue Mar 11, 2014 1:21 pm
Forum: Engaged Buddhism
Topic: African Americans & people of Color, & Buddhism in the West
Replies: 171
Views: 21619

Re: African Americans & people of Color, & Buddhism in the W

I also know of a monk in the Republic of Congo (Congo Brazzaville, not Congo Kinshasa) who started a buddhist center there in about 2004 or so, Ven. Huiran. He presently has three students who have recently ordained (2012) and are studying in Fo Guang Shan in Taiwan. Ven. Huiran himself was ordained...
by Huifeng
Sun Mar 09, 2014 9:22 am
Forum: Engaged Buddhism
Topic: African Americans & people of Color, & Buddhism in the West
Replies: 171
Views: 21619

Re: African Americans & people of Color, & Buddhism in the W

Sorry to but in, but here are some FGS shrines, randomly chosen... http://www.fgs.org.tw/events/FGSmap/photo/main%20shrine/2-small.jpg Main Shrine, FGS, Taiwan, with three Buddhas here, couple of thousand buddhas in little niches throughout the shrine (out of shot), large censor (another outside), 5...
by Huifeng
Sun Mar 09, 2014 1:33 am
Forum: Engaged Buddhism
Topic: African Americans & people of Color, & Buddhism in the West
Replies: 171
Views: 21619

Re: African Americans & people of Color, & Buddhism in the W

Thanks everyone for sharing in this thread. :namaste:

~~Huifeng
by Huifeng
Wed Mar 05, 2014 9:13 am
Forum: Academic Discussion
Topic: Buddhist and Religious Studies PhD programs in the US
Replies: 9
Views: 1123

Re: Buddhist and Religious Studies PhD programs in the US

Tom wrote: My advice to you is that if you really want to do a PhD in Buddhist Studies then you should apply to as many places as you can and then decide based upon your options. It is really competitive to get into the top programs.
:good:
by Huifeng
Tue Mar 04, 2014 12:02 pm
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: The Triple Platform Ordination of East Asian Mahayana
Replies: 14
Views: 3016

Re: The Triple Platform Ordination of East Asian Mahayana

What are the commonly performed rituals during the days of the ordination that do not involve the actual transmission of the precepts? What would be the shortest block of time in which a Triple Platform ordination would be conveyed? Apart from the days of the actual transmission of the precepts, th...
by Huifeng
Fri Feb 28, 2014 12:52 pm
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: The Triple Platform Ordination of East Asian Mahayana
Replies: 14
Views: 3016

Re: The Triple Platform Ordination of East Asian Mahayana

Is there a specific text recited for the transmission of the bhikshu/bhikshuni vows? The text that is used--I wouldn't really use just the term "recited"--is that of the basic rite itself. This contains a number of distinct elements, from the opening preparation, invitation of the teachers / precep...
by Huifeng
Fri Feb 28, 2014 12:42 am
Forum: Media
Topic: You've got to love the East Bay
Replies: 12
Views: 1061

Re: You've got to love the East Bay

Thought I'd seen this in Berkeley... Telegraph Ave, where else? :P
by Huifeng
Thu Feb 27, 2014 6:57 am
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: The Triple Platform Ordination of East Asian Mahayana
Replies: 14
Views: 3016

Re: The Triple Platform Ordination of East Asian Mahayana

In the circles that I spend my time, I've not really seen this attitude. So, from my point of view, these "problems" (if that is what one wishes to call them) don't exist. And so would be the attitude that I would teach my students, be it at FGU, FGS Buddhist College, regular classes in branch templ...
by Huifeng
Thu Feb 27, 2014 1:22 am
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: The Triple Platform Ordination of East Asian Mahayana
Replies: 14
Views: 3016

Re: The Triple Platform Ordination of East Asian Mahayana

I really wonder if the mark burning is necessary anymore these days as it was back then, both for the Vinaya & Bodhisattva Sila recipients, since neither texts prescribe it? Plwk, I'm not sure what you actually mean by "necessary". Is there some implication that without the jieba the ordination is ...
by Huifeng
Wed Feb 26, 2014 1:07 am
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: The Triple Platform Ordination of East Asian Mahayana
Replies: 14
Views: 3016

Re: The Triple Platform Ordination of East Asian Mahayana

Point #4 (?) Is the text of the procedure available in the English language? Kind of depends what is meant by "available"... I certainly have copies of it, print and digital. So, it does exist somewhere. Of course, this is because I was one of the people who translated the material into English. It ...
by Huifeng
Sun Feb 23, 2014 12:04 pm
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: The Triple Platform Ordination of East Asian Mahayana
Replies: 14
Views: 3016

Re: The Triple Platform Ordination of East Asian Mahayana

Point #3 How common is it for people to go through the Triple Platform again to renew their vows? In the sense of "renew their vows" then it doesn't happen at all, at least as far as I know. However, I do know of some cases where people were not sure if their original ordination was legit or not--fo...
by Huifeng
Sat Feb 22, 2014 2:37 am
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: The Triple Platform Ordination of East Asian Mahayana
Replies: 14
Views: 3016

Re: The Triple Platform Ordination of East Asian Mahayana

Point #2 Does someone who took the sramanera ordination have to take it again when he participates in the "Triple Platform" to become a bhikshu? Yes. The basic structure is three distinct ordinations, 1. sramanera/ika, 2. bhiksu/ni, and 3. bodhisattva. If one has already received sramanera/ika ordin...
by Huifeng
Wed Feb 19, 2014 9:35 am
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: The Triple Platform Ordination of East Asian Mahayana
Replies: 14
Views: 3016

Re: The Triple Platform Ordination of East Asian Mahayana

Point 1: For example, why are the bodhisattva vows transmitted separately to monks and nuns, if they are similar to the bodhisattva vows of laypeople? First of all, keep in mind that the entire transmission of the Bodhisattva precepts, the third and last of the precept transmissions for the entire e...
by Huifeng
Tue Feb 18, 2014 1:16 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: The Prajñāpāramitā in One Letter
Replies: 10
Views: 2135

Re: The Prajñāpāramitā in One Letter

Two things. The "a" sound is part of every Sanskrit consonant letter, so it is sort of the "universal basis". The "a" is also a negating prefix, like "un-" in English. Therefore "a" is like emptiness that is both universal and negates substance. Fairly well sums it up. Or, "a" both is everything, a...
by Huifeng
Mon Feb 17, 2014 7:35 am
Forum: Academic Discussion
Topic: Chiasmus in Buddha Hagiography
Replies: 1
Views: 553

Chiasmus in Buddha Hagiography

Chiasmus in Buddha Hagiography SHI Huifeng @ University of the West, Los Angeles, Feb 5th, 2014 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HN247-Ia5s4 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6XATdPHtH7U Chiasmus in Buddha Hagiography (Ven.) SHI Huifeng Assistant Professor Department of Buddhist Studies Fo Guang Univers...
by Huifeng
Fri Feb 14, 2014 1:03 pm
Forum: Zen
Topic: Bodhidharma statements on invoke the buddha ?
Replies: 25
Views: 2830

Re: Bodhidharma statements on invoke the buddha ?

Red Pine's translation goes against the text itself, because English "invoke" comes from a term which is "vocal", ie. words and language, not mental. invoke (v.) late 15c., from Middle French envoquer (12c.), from Latin invocare "call upon, implore," from in- "upon" (see in- (2)) + vocare "to call,"...
by Huifeng
Fri Feb 14, 2014 12:59 pm
Forum: Zen
Topic: Bodhidharma statements on invoke the buddha ?
Replies: 25
Views: 2830

Re: Bodhidharma statements on invoke the buddha ?

So how would that translate in context Ven Huifeng ? 佛者覺也。所謂覺察身心。勿令起惡也。 念者憶也。所謂憶持戒行。不忘精進。 了如是義。名之為念。 故知 念在於心。非在於言。 因筌求魚。得魚忘筌。 因言求意。得意忘言。 "Buddha" means "aware", that is, be aware investigation of body and mind, not letting them arise [any] evil. "Recollect" means "remember", that is, remember to up...

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