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by Admin_PC
Mon Feb 11, 2019 12:11 am
Forum: Pure Land
Topic: Quotes from Pure Land Masters about non-self, impermanence and emptiness
Replies: 10
Views: 1136

Re: Quotes from Pure Land Masters about non-self, impermanence and emptiness

Mod note: Split off some off-topic posts into a new thread. Frankly, Chandrakirti is not considered a Pure Land master and so quoting him isn't appropriate in this thread.
by Admin_PC
Sat Feb 09, 2019 1:01 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Greetings!
Replies: 6
Views: 583

Re: Greetings!

Welcome to DharmaWheel!
:anjali:
by Admin_PC
Thu Feb 07, 2019 4:54 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello everyone Oldfenny here!
Replies: 6
Views: 541

Re: Hello everyone Oldfenny here!

Welcome to DharmaWheel!
:anjali:
by Admin_PC
Mon Feb 04, 2019 4:24 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello everyone
Replies: 5
Views: 544

Re: Hello everyone

Welcome to DharmaWheel!
:anjali:
by Admin_PC
Thu Jan 31, 2019 8:35 pm
Forum: Language
Topic: Help with Japanese
Replies: 22
Views: 2073

Re: Help with Japanese

Yeah, my numbers were just based on Joyo kanji. Bushu (radicals) have helped with memorization for sure.
by Admin_PC
Wed Jan 30, 2019 1:44 pm
Forum: Pure Land
Topic: Pure Land Know How
Replies: 21
Views: 1777

Re: Pure Land Know How

Miroku wrote:
Wed Jan 30, 2019 12:16 am
And is it possible to benefit sentient beings from the pure land?
The Bodhisattvas from the Pure Land travel to all other lands to aide sentient beings. This is in the Larger Sukhavativyuha Sutra.
by Admin_PC
Wed Jan 30, 2019 5:35 am
Forum: Language
Topic: Help with Japanese
Replies: 22
Views: 2073

Re: Help with Japanese

He’s kind of a special case, definitely far from the norm (speaking as someone who’s been in Japanese learning circles for decades). Only had 2 years of formal language education, still admitted he had a bunch of help on his term papers. 5 years in kanji terms would be more than one new one a day, e...
by Admin_PC
Tue Jan 29, 2019 5:55 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello Dharma brothers and sisters
Replies: 2
Views: 363

Re: Hello Dharma brothers and sisters

Welcome to DharmaWheel!
:anjali:
by Admin_PC
Mon Jan 28, 2019 7:14 pm
Forum: Language
Topic: Help with Japanese
Replies: 22
Views: 2073

Re: Help with Japanese

Genki 1 & 2 will get you to upper beginner level (1 year - JLPT5, some of JLPT4). For the next level, the same company offers "An Integrated Approach to Intermediate Japanese", which should be good for JLPT4 and probably even JLPT3 (2 to 4 years). After that, most recommend 中級から上級への日本語 if you want t...
by Admin_PC
Fri Jan 25, 2019 8:56 pm
Forum: Language
Topic: Help with Japanese
Replies: 22
Views: 2073

Re: Help with Japanese

Maybe, if you use the kaeriten that Shaku Kenshin mentioned. Japanese has really complex grammar. Chinese grammar (even classical) is almost non-existent. Hence, my recommendation.
by Admin_PC
Fri Jan 25, 2019 6:27 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Cinnabar Here
Replies: 8
Views: 629

Re: Cinnabar Here

Welcome to DharmaWheel!
:anjali:
by Admin_PC
Thu Jan 24, 2019 8:05 pm
Forum: Language
Topic: Help with Japanese
Replies: 22
Views: 2073

Re: Help with Japanese

Henshall's is a lot more etymological in flavor. That's the one I've used a lot more of. Often gives a bit on the evolution of the character and some discussion of the actual radicals involved. As a source, it can be way more accurate and helpful for understanding the meaning when you see that chara...
by Admin_PC
Thu Jan 24, 2019 6:15 pm
Forum: Language
Topic: Help with Japanese
Replies: 22
Views: 2073

Re: Help with Japanese

I did not meant to imply such a method granting any sort of literacy, but it's more progress towards literacy of Buddhist texts than standard Japanese classes. Just speaking from experience, written and spoken Japanese are two completely different worlds. Taking Japanese classes; toiling through for...
by Admin_PC
Thu Jan 24, 2019 5:21 pm
Forum: Language
Topic: Help with Japanese
Replies: 22
Views: 2073

Re: Help with Japanese

Japanese grammar can take a while. To me, the common thread throughout are the Chinese characters (Kanji). Starting with something like James Heisig's "Remembering the Kanji", Kenneth Henshall's "A Guide to Remembering Japanese Characters", or some other resource on understanding Chinese characters ...
by Admin_PC
Thu Jan 24, 2019 1:30 am
Forum: Pure Land
Topic: What is auspicious sign?
Replies: 3
Views: 597

Re: What is auspicious sign?

For Pure Land, auspicious signs tend to manifest at or after the time of death in most examples. Includes things like: - Dying standing up - Sweet smells in the room of the deceased - Rigor mortis not setting in days after death: soft body, rosy cheeks, smiles that come and go (not due to final tigh...
by Admin_PC
Tue Jan 22, 2019 11:44 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Introduction
Replies: 4
Views: 589

Re: Introduction

Welcome to DharmaWheel!
:anjali:
by Admin_PC
Tue Jan 22, 2019 6:56 pm
Forum: Language
Topic: Help with Japanese
Replies: 22
Views: 2073

Re: Help with Japanese

I'd probably start with the SAT database Tripitaka:
http://21dzk.l.u-tokyo.ac.jp/SAT/ddb-bd ... hp?lang=en
And the digital dictionary of Buddhism:
http://www.buddhism-dict.net/ddb/
by Admin_PC
Tue Jan 22, 2019 6:54 pm
Forum: Language
Topic: Help with Japanese
Replies: 22
Views: 2073

Re: Help with Japanese

There really aren't many materials in Japanese.
Honen's 1-sheet document, and a couple of Shinran's Gathas are some of the only exceptions I know of.
Sutras themselves are all in Chinese.
Most Japanese commentaries are in Chinese.
Honen's Senchakushu and Shinran's Kyogyoshinsho are in Chinese.
by Admin_PC
Mon Jan 21, 2019 3:48 pm
Forum: Pure Land
Topic: How many Amida Buddhas there are?
Replies: 6
Views: 654

Re: How many Amida Buddhas there are?

Magical manifestations (emanations) are not quite the same thing as separate entities. All Buddhas can manifest countless emanations.
by Admin_PC
Mon Jan 21, 2019 2:27 am
Forum: Pure Land
Topic: How many Amida Buddhas there are?
Replies: 6
Views: 654

Re: How many Amida Buddhas there are?

From the Visualization Sūtra: The Buddha told Ānanda and Vaidehī, “After achieving this vision, one should next visualize the glory of Amitāyus Buddha’s body. Ānanda, know that Amitāyus Buddha’s body is in a billion koṭi colors of the superb gold in Yāma Heaven. That Buddha’s height measures as many...

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