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by icylake
Fri Dec 07, 2012 11:00 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: 6 year Hermit
Replies: 9
Views: 1645

Re: 6 year Hermit

my pleasure. :namaste: and in Korea, there is more moderate form of practice called Kido kyulje(setting the pray, zazen, mantra chanting. all of form of practicing the practitoner like) it's very common. doing your own practice over 8 hours a day doing other temple tasks, not going out the temple. t...
by icylake
Fri Dec 07, 2012 6:13 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: 6 year Hermit
Replies: 9
Views: 1645

Re: 6 year Hermit

and some people critisize mumungwan practice as a pure mental vanity. and they say that: a real practice must be done in the sangha, buddha never wanted his students to practice like him before enlightment, he found "the middle way" by means of the isolated retreat, but it was "the trials and errors...
by icylake
Fri Dec 07, 2012 5:43 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: 6 year Hermit
Replies: 9
Views: 1645

Re: 6 year Hermit

in Korean it called Mumungwan(the gateless gate, this name is also from a koan cpmpliation), in Chinese it called Bi Guan(closed gate). in Korea it devided into two types. one is pratice in the hermatage built in a ordinary zen temple, the other is in the isolated, personal hermatage or caves. the l...
by icylake
Wed Dec 05, 2012 2:54 pm
Forum: Academic Discussion
Topic: Mahayana Buddhism in Sri Lanka in history
Replies: 6
Views: 2445

Re: Mahayana Buddhism in Sri Lanka in history

Hwa an sa temple. ji-kong(Zhi kong)'s sari stupa is here. at the last a few years he went to Yan jing(Bei jing) and lived Fa yuan si temple where build by Korean, after he passed away, his sariras were brought to Korea in 1370 and preserved in a stupa in Hwa am sa temple. http://blog.daum.net/ds5rwi...
by icylake
Wed Dec 05, 2012 5:58 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Cundi Practice
Replies: 12
Views: 6979

Re: Cundi Practice

oh.. my mistake...i mistook cundi dharani for other one :tongue: ...in fact cundi dharani is one of main dharanis in Korean buddhism. at least recited 3times in temple as a basic dharani for preparation of service (道場結界) it is contained in Thousand hand sutra(千手經: the brief version of 千手千眼觀自在菩薩廣大圓滿無...
by icylake
Tue Dec 04, 2012 9:41 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Cundi Practice
Replies: 12
Views: 6979

Re: Cundi Practice

reciting mantra can be considered as "esoteric "? , maybe the origin would be esoteric one, but in Korea and China, it seemed that mantra chanting has nothing to do with esoteric practice now. (at least most mantras) they don't need transmissions, recited by all lay-people- especially aged ladies - ...
by icylake
Tue Dec 04, 2012 9:21 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: The Shurangama Dharani
Replies: 61
Views: 28320

Re: The Shurangama Dharani

Korean version of Shurangama dharani monk version(formal version): http://olpost.com/v/2084034" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; nun(more fluid, casual): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=irCo_f29eBc" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; in Korea, Shurangama matra is mainly chante...
by icylake
Fri Nov 30, 2012 6:14 pm
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: Fahai Lama and Dzogchen in China
Replies: 9
Views: 2549

Re: Fahai Lama and Dzogchen in China

the banner men was a constitutional political-ethnic group. even after "sinization" of daily language in Qian-long emperor's reign. the ididentity of "Banner men" was very concrete. iin fact, the term "sinization" must be replaced with "mutual-assimialation", take the urban-culture of Beijing on Qin...
by icylake
Fri Nov 23, 2012 9:00 am
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: Incense Offering Mantra
Replies: 23
Views: 6430

Re: Incense Offering Mantra

I can see your point. Please also bear in mind that there are people who have studied Sanskrit transliterating mantra and dharani from the Chinese-translated sutra back into Sanskrit. Not all Chinese Buddhist who pronounces dharani and mantra in Sanskrit are doing it because of Tibetan Buddhism's in...
by icylake
Fri Nov 23, 2012 5:11 am
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: Incense Offering Mantra
Replies: 23
Views: 6430

Re: Incense Offering Mantra

i suspect it would be modern influence too. he chants the dharani in Sanskrit, not in traditional chinese pronunciation, and that is very unsual in Taiwan..maybe Tibetan buddhism's influence to Taiwan more and more stronger, so some small groups would adapt Sanskrit pronunciation and Mudra from Tibe...
by icylake
Thu Nov 22, 2012 8:23 pm
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: Siddhis in East Asian Buddhism
Replies: 21
Views: 5118

Re: Siddhis in East Asian Buddhism

[There was no sect of Chinese Zhenyan (Shingon) like it developed in Japan, but sectarian thinking was less of an issue in China. They had a practice lineage which Kukai received under Huiguo in the 9th century, though it wasn't a unique institution.[/quote] really? interesting.. because in Korea th...
by icylake
Thu Nov 22, 2012 8:13 pm
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: Siddhis in East Asian Buddhism
Replies: 21
Views: 5118

Re: Siddhis in East Asian Buddhism

Well, only really during the periods when the emperors were not Han, but mongol, manchu, etc. ie. the Yuan, Qing, ... Some of those images of the Qian Long emperor, for example, a beautiful blend of Tibetan, Manchurian and Han styles and imagery. Hi. huifeng. i've heard in fact the emperors of Ming ...
by icylake
Mon Nov 12, 2012 5:42 pm
Forum: Engaged Buddhism
Topic: Climate Change: We're Doomed
Replies: 871
Views: 89694

Re: Climate Change: We're Doomed

1) jungto society korea 2) http://www.indramang.org/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; (korean only... :| briefly speaking. full name: indra-net life community, long -life ecological networking association. helping returning to the farm program. running altanative schools. running life-...
by icylake
Sun Nov 11, 2012 2:09 pm
Forum: Seon
Topic: Question about Korean Zen
Replies: 12
Views: 5970

Re: Question about Korean Zen

so they think it's really hard for ordinary people to get to "Kensho" through practition. so many monks practice closing themselves in the hermatages during whole life, or burning fingers to remind themselves that they still have far long way to go..but i think Rinzai zen is more practical and frien...
by icylake
Sun Nov 11, 2012 2:00 pm
Forum: Seon
Topic: Question about Korean Zen
Replies: 12
Views: 5970

Re: Question about Korean Zen

and when it comes to zen practice. it's very different of Rinzai zen and soto zen). Soto zen itself is just sitting with empty mind. don't use hwadu..so basically different. Rinzai zen is more simmilar and can be seen cousins of Korean zen . but the understanding koan(Kong an), hwadu is quite differ...
by icylake
Sun Nov 11, 2012 1:14 pm
Forum: Seon
Topic: Question about Korean Zen
Replies: 12
Views: 5970

Re: Question about Korean Zen

in fact, traditional korean buddhist orders (jogye, taego) are the synthesis of all of traditional buddhist tradition. so zen practice is just an aspect of korean buddhism. basicaly korean buddhism consists of two main polar - scholary tradition(avatamska sutra), and zen practition (hwadu zen, ganhw...
by icylake
Sun Nov 11, 2012 1:12 am
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: Why academics value Buddhism?
Replies: 32
Views: 4719

Re: Why academics value Buddhism?

But for some reasons I think there are more japanese and korean monks?.. .[/quote] over 40 persent of the korean monastics are nuns. in fact korean nuns are very active in many fileds along with taiwan nuns. but i think there are big difference between Korean sangha and taiwanese sangha. korean Jogy...
by icylake
Sun Nov 11, 2012 12:32 am
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: Why academics value Buddhism?
Replies: 32
Views: 4719

Re: Why academics value Buddhism?

of course if you want to stay at a monarstery even in non-retreat season, you can make bang-bu(榜簿:traditional apply) then you can stay up to next retreat. or some occasions there are gyul-sa(結社 an oath-association) if practition atmosphere was too good to stop, the whole members make a decision to c...
by icylake
Sat Nov 10, 2012 11:39 pm
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: Why academics value Buddhism?
Replies: 32
Views: 4719

Re: Why academics value Buddhism?

Ah it is a far cry from the old days of "cloud and water" when monks could wander from monastery to monastery, checking into a Vinaya academy to learn conduct and then spending a year on doctrines at a Tian Tai place, followed up by a Chan retreat. Indeed it seems that in the past a Chinese monk ha...
by icylake
Sat Nov 10, 2012 9:23 pm
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: Esoteric practices in Hwa Yen
Replies: 7
Views: 1581

Re: Esoteric practices in Hwa Yen

there are a sort of huayan practicing called haiyin samadhi(海印三昧). but no one know actually what this indicates. and huayan itself contains the original concepts for both esoteric(dharma body buddha vairocana法身佛) and zen(dharma nature, pure mind 法性圓融, 一切唯心造) . so it's hard to say that huayan is only...

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