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by pueraeternus
Sun Feb 19, 2012 7:59 pm
Forum: Academic Discussion
Topic: The Chapter on the Mundane Path in the Sravakabhumi
Replies: 9
Views: 1772

The Chapter on the Mundane Path in the Sravakabhumi

This is an excellent and comprehensive analysis on the Laukikamarga of the Sravakabhumi by Florin Deleanu. I borrowed it once from NYU's Interlibrary loan, but was unable to renew it as it didn't allow renewals. Hence, I was only able to make copies of some of the more interesting pages. Comes in 2 ...
by pueraeternus
Fri Feb 17, 2012 9:15 pm
Forum: Academic Discussion
Topic: Academic Buddhism is Expensive
Replies: 28
Views: 5726

Re: Academic Buddhism is Expensive

library.nu is still there you just have enter by the "back door" of gigapedia.info but actually http://en.bookfi.org/ has most of the same inventory, and eliminates the annoying multiple captchas at library.nu and ifile.it No, library.nu is gone. The backdoor was working a few days ago, then 2 days...
by pueraeternus
Sat Feb 04, 2012 6:34 pm
Forum: Language
Topic: Glossary for Chinese Mādhyamāgama
Replies: 1
Views: 607

Re: Glossary for Chinese Mādhyamāgama

Thanks Huseng, excellent resource.
by pueraeternus
Tue Jan 17, 2012 12:29 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Dharma Wheel on Dharma Wheel....
Replies: 126
Views: 11803

Re: banned from zenforuminternational...

You mean opinions that haven't been rehashed again and again and again over the years? Hardly I think. Besides, these kinds of discussions almost almost turn into debates where both parties dig their trenches and throw their grenades from there. Wheee! I like this analogy! The reason why certain op...
by pueraeternus
Tue Jan 10, 2012 4:04 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Japanese creating management model to attract Buddhists
Replies: 21
Views: 2627

Re: Japanese creating management model to attract Buddhists

It's rather difficult for Japanese Buddhism to flourish without reviving the Vinaya. Without it, the foundational base for a proper Sangha is missing. I am surprised it lasted that long and that there are powerful lines of transmission still alive. But it might not last another 2-3 generations.
by pueraeternus
Sun Nov 27, 2011 12:11 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Translation of the Commentary to the Ten Stages
Replies: 1
Views: 529

Re: Translation of the Commentary to the Ten Stages

Wonderful news. Also glad to know that Ven Dharmamitra has regained his health. Thanks for the heads-up Venerable.
by pueraeternus
Tue Aug 30, 2011 12:48 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Resignation of Mod Duties + Farewell
Replies: 22
Views: 2437

Re: Resignation of Mod Duties + Farewell

May your retreat be fruitful.
by pueraeternus
Fri Aug 26, 2011 4:42 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello all ~~ Huifeng
Replies: 10
Views: 1372

Re: Hello all ~~ Huifeng

Welcome back, Venerable.
by pueraeternus
Thu Aug 25, 2011 5:43 pm
Forum: Sūtra Studies
Topic: Ancient Translators
Replies: 4
Views: 1118

Re: Ancient Translators

Will wrote:In gratitude to all those translators that helped spread the buddhadharma :bow: :bow: :bow:

http://www.sutrasmantras.info/translators.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
Excellent list - thanks Will.
by pueraeternus
Thu Aug 25, 2011 5:39 pm
Forum: Zen
Topic: Buddhahood in Chan
Replies: 203
Views: 25713

Re: Buddhahood in Chan

Early Chinese schools do study the Indian treatises in great detail, such as Abhidharmakosa, the 3 principle Yogacara treastises, Satyasiddhi, etc. But after Fazang, Chinese Buddhists no longer look so much towards India and Central Asia. Modern Chan masters are more circumspect about the notion of ...
by pueraeternus
Sun Jul 10, 2011 12:45 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Fukushima: It's much worse than you think
Replies: 76
Views: 10240

Re: Fukushima: It's much worse than you think

They are testing food products from Tohoku for radioactive contamination. The radiation levels across the prefecture are not uniform. There are even hot spots outside the evacuation zone, probably due to rainfall. I don't think a lot of people are switching to imported food. Imported rice has very ...
by pueraeternus
Fri Jun 24, 2011 10:54 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Akashagarbha Sutra ?
Replies: 29
Views: 5050

Re: Akashagarbha Sutra ?

Due to the 2MB file size, I wasn't able to attach it here on DW. Anyone who like to have a microfilm copy of Visser's work, send me a PM with your email address.
by pueraeternus
Fri Jun 24, 2011 6:07 pm
Forum: Sūtra Studies
Topic: Avatamsaka Sutra
Replies: 143
Views: 36586

Re: Avatamsaka Sutra

Will wrote:Right at the beginning of the sutra many "spirits", such as "Vajra-wielding Spirits" are listed. What is the Sanskrit equal to "spirits"? It is not "devas" those come later in the list.
That would be yakshas. For example, Vajrapani, as the diamond-wielding yaksha.
by pueraeternus
Thu Jun 16, 2011 5:57 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Fukushima: It's much worse than you think
Replies: 76
Views: 10240

Re: Fukushima: It's much worse than you think

Grim. There is this clip that talks about the nightmarish scenarios of worldwide poisoning due to Fukushima. Not sure what to make of it. Is it sensationalism, or truth? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XT6ZCxzW8K4" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; I think she's going overboard. That bei...
by pueraeternus
Thu Jun 16, 2011 5:11 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Fukushima: It's much worse than you think
Replies: 76
Views: 10240

Re: Fukushima: It's much worse than you think

Al-Jazeera has this article worth reading. Fukushima: It's much worse than you think Scientific experts believe Japan's nuclear disaster to be far worse than governments are revealing to the public. http://english.aljazeera.net/indepth/features/2011/06/201161664828302638.html" onclick="window.open(...
by pueraeternus
Sun May 15, 2011 2:14 am
Forum: Media
Topic: The Origins of the Bodhisattva Bhumis
Replies: 7
Views: 2286

Re: The Origins of the Bodhisattva Bhumis

This is an excellent talk. Thanks for the intro, Huseng. These are my brief notes taken from listening to the video. I highly recommend listening to the entire clip: The existence of the 10 bhumis imply that the Mahayanist conception of progress is gradual 4 stages of sainthood in the Hinayana are t...
by pueraeternus
Thu May 12, 2011 9:53 pm
Forum: Book Reviews
Topic: Sutra on the Concentration of Sitting Meditation
Replies: 8
Views: 2305

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: 11093

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: 3633

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: 4195

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...

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