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by plwk
Mon May 18, 2015 12:31 pm
Forum: Pure Land
Topic: Forced entry into the Pure Land?
Replies: 4
Views: 1065

Re: Forced entry into the Pure Land?

If that were me, I wouldn't mind... :jumping:
by plwk
Mon May 18, 2015 9:45 am
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: Liberation from the Six Realms & other Religions
Replies: 3
Views: 993

Liberation from the Six Realms & other Religions

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The Elder Master Jìng Kōng on a question about obtaining a pure & sincere heart and liberation from the Six Realms by followers of other religions.
And your thoughts?
by plwk
Wed Apr 29, 2015 4:33 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Buddhism Resources
Replies: 20
Views: 10846

Re: Buddhism Resources

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by plwk
Wed Apr 29, 2015 4:33 pm
Forum: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: Mahayana/Vajrayana Links and Resources
Replies: 426
Views: 35428

Re: Buddhism Resources

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by plwk
Wed Apr 29, 2015 2:15 pm
Forum: Pure Land
Topic: Amida Is A Real Buddha
Replies: 81
Views: 10527

Amida Is A Real Buddha

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VgRDS4Vski8 So, not all Shin Buddhists regard Amida as a metaphor after all.... why am I not surprised :coffee: What do you think folks? Is the video's presentation a sufficient way to convince our 'own people' firstly, not to mention from other Buddhist traditions a...
by plwk
Sun Apr 26, 2015 2:59 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Guan Yin Citta Dharma Door
Replies: 13
Views: 5135

Re: Guan Yin Citta Dharma Door

Some stuff here... 1 2 3 and them
by plwk
Thu Apr 23, 2015 11:46 am
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: 'Worship Buddha Cure All Diseases'
Replies: 6
Views: 1540

'Worship Buddha Cure All Diseases'

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What do you think friends? :popcorn:
by plwk
Sun Apr 12, 2015 6:30 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: How a skeptical anchorman became a Buddhist
Replies: 181
Views: 16118

How a skeptical anchorman became a Buddhist

http://graphics8.nytimes.com/images/2014/03/12/technology/bits-harris3/bits-harris3-superJumbo.jpg If you had told me as recently as a few years ago that I'd ever become a Buddhist -- never mind that I might even admit to it publicly -- I would have coughed my beer up through my nose. Then comes th...
by plwk
Fri Apr 10, 2015 8:44 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Hearing other sect's lectures is negative?
Replies: 30
Views: 3473

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This kind of sums up my attitude: As a bee seeks nectar from all kinds of flowers, seek teachings everywhere. Like a deer that finds a quiet place to graze, seek seclusion to digest all you have gathered. Like a lion, live completely free of all fear. And, finally, like a madman, beyond all limits,...
by plwk
Fri Apr 10, 2015 8:41 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Hearing other sect's lectures is negative?
Replies: 30
Views: 3473

Re: Hearing other sect's lectures is negative?

Let us say that I stick to Karma Kagyu tradition... If I go to a Ch'an monastery, hear it's Masters teachings and seek pearls of wisdom...will I be doing something negative? Dude, hast thou heard of 'Sutra Mahamudra'? :mrgreen: There's a long thread on that, go hunt for it... :tongue: Dg-la, thou h...
by plwk
Fri Apr 10, 2015 2:23 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Contradictions in the Mahayana Sutras?
Replies: 6
Views: 939

Re: Contradictions in the Mahayana Sutras?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TOrOcLmlqe8 What you have posted is actually dated stuff. I have watched many of his videos back then and I still tell my Theravadin friends to take in what is actually relevant to their tradition per se in his teachings and look for more distinguished sources to app...
by plwk
Thu Apr 09, 2015 3:29 pm
Forum: Suggestion Box
Topic: User Member's date of last activity
Replies: 4
Views: 1314

Re: User Member's date of last activity

Oh ok. I thought that the hiding of online status is effective only before log out. Thanks Dan
by plwk
Wed Apr 08, 2015 5:54 pm
Forum: Pure Land
Topic: Blessed Samantabhadra Day
Replies: 7
Views: 1281

Re: Blessed Samantabhadra Day

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kFqCGQCB2uc Universal Worthy Bodhisattva then said to the Buddha, “World Honored One, in the last five hundred years, in the turbid, evil world, if there are those who receive and uphold this Sutra, I shall protect them, keep them from harm, and cause them to be peac...
by plwk
Wed Apr 08, 2015 4:12 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Anti-Tibetan Buddhism Signs
Replies: 242
Views: 30161

Re: Anti-Tibetan Buddhism Signs

I've spent some time in Chinese Mahayana communities and among the last devotees there seemed to be a great deal of misunderstanding about the Vajrayana and the monastics practicing it. I can totally relate to this from personal experience, ranging from open disgust and subtle dismissive attitudes ...
by plwk
Wed Apr 08, 2015 4:02 pm
Forum: Prayers and Aspirations
Topic: Pinyin and English text for San Shi Xi Nian
Replies: 1
Views: 765

Re: Pinyin and English text for San Shi Xi Nian

I am looking for the text for San Shi Xi Nian (Ritual for the Departed originally written by the Chan Master Zhong Fong) Firstly, it's the 中峰三時繫念佛事 zhōng fēng sān shí xì niàn fó shì ([Yuán Dynasty National Master] Zhōng Fēng's Thrice Period of Yearning (Connecting) & Contemplation of the Buddha Ser...
by plwk
Wed Apr 08, 2015 2:26 am
Forum: Suggestion Box
Topic: User Member's date of last activity
Replies: 4
Views: 1314

User Member's date of last activity

Greetings Administrators & Moderators,

May I enquire on why is there an anomaly in some members' profiles which lists the known date of last activity which are missing and those that are viewable?

:thanks:
by plwk
Wed Apr 08, 2015 2:16 am
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Ichinen Sanzen Discussion
Replies: 59
Views: 8825

Re: Ichinen Sanzen Discussion

"World" in Chinese is 法界 literally, Dharma Realm. It's '世界' in one common Chinese meaning. '法界' carries a Buddhist interpretation and meaning. Yes, but that's not what we're talking about. We're talking about "the Ten Worlds" which is a teaching in Tientai Buddhism, and the term which is commonly t...
by plwk
Tue Apr 07, 2015 2:00 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Ichinen Sanzen Discussion
Replies: 59
Views: 8825

Re: Ichinen Sanzen Discussion

"World" in Chinese is 法界 literally, Dharma Realm.
It's '世界' in one common Chinese meaning. '法界' carries a Buddhist interpretation and meaning.
by plwk
Tue Apr 07, 2015 1:58 am
Forum: Pure Land
Topic: Blessed Avalokitesvara Bodhisattva Day
Replies: 11
Views: 2598

Re: Blessed Avalokitesvara Bodhisattva Day

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=roYCzhBAm5s Then Ananda asked the Buddha: "Bhagavan, what is the name of this Bodhisattva-Mahasattva, who is so good to teach us this Dharani?" The Buddha said: "This Bodhisattva is called Avalokitesvara, the Unrestricted One, also called Nipping a Lariat, also calle...

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