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by icylake
Thu Dec 13, 2012 8:03 pm
Forum: Zen
Topic: about Japanese Zen in Europe..
Replies: 3
Views: 1121

Re: about Japanese Zen in Europe..

Hi icy I do not know about the breakdown between Soto and Rinzai groups, and personally, what works is what is good IMO. :smile: "works" is another big topic but we can leave that one for another day of course ;) Best wishes, Abu thank you for kind advice! true. "what works is what is good", true z...
by icylake
Thu Dec 13, 2012 6:32 am
Forum: Zen
Topic: Zen, doctrines and sutras
Replies: 5
Views: 1251

Re: Zen, doctrines and sutras

but generally, zen sects put empasis on Diamond Sutra, but except japanese zen sects Both soto and rinzai chant diamond sutra on daiy baisis. Soto would use it in special chantings, rinzai uses it in basic morning services... copies of diamond sutra for recitation practices are very common in all b...
by icylake
Wed Dec 12, 2012 11:09 pm
Forum: Zen
Topic: Zen, doctrines and sutras
Replies: 5
Views: 1251

Re: Zen, doctrines and sutras

based on my limited understanding. there is no clear dinal to certain sutras in Zen, that is just personal view, and what is more important is Zen is practice pattern of East Asian mahayana buddhism, just like tantric practice for Tibetan buddhism. all zen orders are sharing basic mahayana scholarly...
by icylake
Wed Dec 12, 2012 3:46 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Do Zen Buddhists fully accept rebirth as a truth?
Replies: 10
Views: 2409

Re: Do Zen Buddhists fully accept rebirth as a truth?

no. many zen monks are indifferent about that. some what like "don't ask don't tell" even ven Seong Cheol in Korean Jogye order had not recognized that was true until in his 50s. his whole life was a succession of doubt, question to buddhist principles -karma, rebirth-. but eventually he accepted al...
by icylake
Tue Dec 11, 2012 9:45 pm
Forum: Asia/Pacific
Topic: Buddhism in China?
Replies: 16
Views: 4651

Re: Buddhism in China?

all of buddhist organizations in main land China must Join "Chinese Buddhist assocation" which is a member of politics negotiation association controlled by Party. all of religious estates, sites belong to government. in Chinese Buddhist assocition has three main traditions. one is Han Chinese buddh...
by icylake
Tue Dec 11, 2012 6:02 pm
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: the Four Mountains (Big Monasteries) of Taiwan
Replies: 30
Views: 4907

Re: the Four Mountains (Big Monasteries) of Taiwan

in fact chatholic modei is seriously considered as the model of reformation by many Korean buddhist reformists. because Jogye order has too many monastery clans and various lineages in it, many times really can not handle them succesfully. all of decisions must be made by consultation with all of cl...
by icylake
Tue Dec 11, 2012 5:16 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: East Asian Buddhist Schools?
Replies: 5
Views: 941

Re: East Asian Buddhist Schools?

in fact after 8-9th centuries, in Chinese buddhism, the "school" lost it's importance. only chan and pure land remained as distictive schools. and even those two schools were assimilated each other. Chan as a school with its own organisation did not exist before the Song dynasty, but even then it j...
by icylake
Tue Dec 11, 2012 2:25 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: East Asian Buddhist Schools?
Replies: 5
Views: 941

Re: East Asian Buddhist Schools?

in fact after 8-9th centuries, in Chinese buddhism, the "school" lost it's importance. only chan and pure land remained as distictive schools. and even those two schools were assimilated each other. in Japanese buddhism, the meaning of "school" was almost the same to that of chinese counter parts in...
by icylake
Tue Dec 11, 2012 1:02 pm
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: the Four Mountains (Big Monasteries) of Taiwan
Replies: 30
Views: 4907

Re: the Four Mountains (Big Monasteries) of Taiwan

i agree with your opinion in general. but i think we must consider Japanese buddhism itself has very distinctive Japanese characteristics, Of course. I'm not saying Japanese Buddhism is a mirror reflection of Tang Dynasty Buddhism, though they did successfully receive, record, transmit and preserve...
by icylake
Tue Dec 11, 2012 12:47 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hi everyone
Replies: 5
Views: 974

Re: Hi everyone

Hi! welcome :thumbsup:
by icylake
Mon Dec 10, 2012 11:49 am
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: the Four Mountains (Big Monasteries) of Taiwan
Replies: 30
Views: 4907

Re: the Four Mountains (Big Monasteries) of Taiwan

and as a result of that, i think Japanese buddhism came to have very distinctive features, which not only hard to be found in other EA buddhism traditions, but also hard to be seen in other buddhist traditions: the heavy relience to other-power, in fact the monastics mainly rely on self-power practi...
by icylake
Mon Dec 10, 2012 11:35 am
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: the Four Mountains (Big Monasteries) of Taiwan
Replies: 30
Views: 4907

Re: the Four Mountains (Big Monasteries) of Taiwan

if one wanted to know what Chinese Busshiam is, then Foguangshan would be the best choice. their linage came from Lin ji Chan tradition(Rinzai Japan, lIm je, Korea, lam the, Vietnam), but since Chinese Lin ji sect had evolved to hybrid of pure land and zen practice after Song dynasty, so main pract...
by icylake
Mon Dec 10, 2012 10:08 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: hello
Replies: 3
Views: 1066

hello

i found this section today, sorry for my late greetings i'm from Korea, now live in the treasure island - Taiwan-, i really intereted in Chinese cultre and many religious traditions of other places on this planet.. this forum is very useful to me, and i was amazed at the vast knowleges and fierce di...
by icylake
Mon Dec 10, 2012 8:34 am
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: the Four Mountains (Big Monasteries) of Taiwan
Replies: 30
Views: 4907

Re: the Four Mountains (Big Monasteries) of Taiwan

based my "limited" experience, Tsu chi is very different from other 3 sects. it seems like humanitarian association, base on Human- Buddha concept of Lotus Sutra, and very taiwanized. many times their chanting is in Taiwnese dialect. many taiwanese seemed to feel friendly to them. foguangshan-schola...
by icylake
Mon Dec 10, 2012 7:33 am
Forum: Zen
Topic: about Japanese Zen in Europe..
Replies: 3
Views: 1121

about Japanese Zen in Europe..

hi! everybody. :hi: may i ask a question? i'm serching for the information about zen centers in Europe for my Korean friend, who is going to france for his study for some years. he would choose Korean temple or Kwan um zen, i think. he's a ardent lay people practitoner of traditional Korean ganhwase...
by icylake
Sun Dec 09, 2012 9:39 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Is Buddhism just as irrational as other beliefs?
Replies: 64
Views: 9802

Re: Is Buddhism just as irrational as other beliefs?

i don't think karl max was a mere materialist though. :smile: he realy had had a special insight on the Society and the history. sometimes it seems that he could have really some kinds of buddhist-like thoughts. his concept of "labour', from some aspects, really seems like "Karma", the inevitable gr...
by icylake
Sun Dec 09, 2012 5:28 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Is Buddhism just as irrational as other beliefs?
Replies: 64
Views: 9802

Re: Is Buddhism just as irrational as other beliefs?

i'd say the belief is essense of buddhism too, it's the why buddhism is cathegorinized into religion. the belief in buddha, dharma, sangha, former master's teachings are the foundation of buddhism. all of practices start with the belief to the pillars every tradition claims. even in Zen sect which m...
by icylake
Sun Dec 09, 2012 9:47 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: What is "meditation"?
Replies: 18
Views: 3102

Re: What is "meditation"?

the original term must be dhyana or sammadhi, in chinese usually traslated as "Ding", or "Chan". i don't know much about Terabada or Tibetan buddhism. but i've heard that all of buddhist meditations are consisted of 'concentration(sammadhi)" and "insight(vipashana)". even Koan zen has the both at th...
by icylake
Sat Dec 08, 2012 2:27 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: what's the fundamental difference?
Replies: 40
Views: 6004

Re: what's the fundamental difference?

. My initial understanding was that Theravada was the closest thing to the original writings when I first started looking into this (and hence the "what's the difference" questions). At this point, I'm just a bit confused :tantrum: Not going to give up, I'm going to continue digging into this. Wors...
by icylake
Fri Dec 07, 2012 11:09 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Is Buddhism just as irrational as other beliefs?
Replies: 64
Views: 9802

Re: Is Buddhism just as irrational as other beliefs?

in zen,seon buddhism , in many cases, "rational"means "differntiating mind" so irrational, i think :meditate:

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