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by pueraeternus
Thu May 12, 2011 9:53 pm
Forum: Book Reviews
Topic: Sutra on the Concentration of Sitting Meditation
Replies: 8
Views: 2096

Re: Sutra on the Concentration of Sitting Meditation

Thanks Will - didn't know this was already out. Just ordered from Amazon.
by pueraeternus
Wed Jan 19, 2011 6:57 pm
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: State of Japanese Buddhism
Replies: 42
Views: 10680

Re: Should indiviuals be married and be monk?

One might ask why can't someone other than a son or daughter be a successor, but with the exception of active monasteries, most temples are family run businesses with their home attached to it. Moreover most priests just have their kids as "disciples". On top of that a lot of them have their own da...
by pueraeternus
Tue Jan 18, 2011 9:47 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Share Your Favorite Buddhist Blogs
Replies: 19
Views: 3501

Re: Share Your Favorite Buddhist Blogs

It is always delightful to read Huseng's blog: http://huayanzang.blogspot.com/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; Ven. Huifeng have a blog too, but he seemed to have stopped posting since 2008: http://wisdom.buddhistdoor.com/huifeng/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; This bl...
by pueraeternus
Thu Jan 13, 2011 5:51 am
Forum: Zen
Topic: Pre-Buddhist Chan
Replies: 35
Views: 3976

Re: Pre-Buddhist Chan

This has nothing to do with Chinese Buddhism "absorbing indigenous beliefs", but rather in the early stages of transmission of Buddhism into China, indigenous terminology (that were familiar to Chinese readers) were used in translations of texts (Geyi). It created a rather confusing climate in the u...
by pueraeternus
Mon Sep 13, 2010 4:08 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Akashagarbha Sutra ?
Replies: 29
Views: 4790

Re: Akashagarbha Sutra ?

M.W. Visser did an extension research on Akasagarbha, and published it in the 1930s as "The Bodhisattva Akdsagarbha (Kokuzo) in China and Japan". It's not a translation, but contains an exhaustive summary of the various Akasagarbha sutras recorded in the Taisho. I could not find any copies of it, bu...
by pueraeternus
Sun Jul 25, 2010 10:25 pm
Forum: Sūtra Studies
Topic: Abhidharmakosa study group?
Replies: 76
Views: 9973

Re: Abhidharmakosa study group?

I just chanced upon someone's blog, and he posted excellent (in my amateurish view anyway) materials on the Kosa. http://abhidharmakosa.wordpress.com/2010/05/25/hello-world/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; Check out his July postings as well - he has already posted study materials on ...

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