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by Aemilius
Mon Jun 07, 2010 1:58 pm
Forum: Sūtra Studies
Topic: The Lotus Sutra
Replies: 136
Views: 24825

Re: The Lotus Sutra

There are different visualisations that can be done as a preparation to reading the sutras, and there is the Sutra opening verse ( of Chinese/ Japanese mahayana tradition), World or appearance is merely imagination, then you imagine that Shakyamuni is present before you and he speaks the sutra you a...
by Aemilius
Fri Jun 04, 2010 12:18 pm
Forum: Sūtra Studies
Topic: The Lotus Sutra
Replies: 136
Views: 24825

Re: The Lotus Sutra

Most people seem to be oblivious to the nature of the history of humankind. It is not so long ago that most people in Europe could not read, they possessed no books, there was no television, no papers. People knew stories and songs by heart in vast quantities. The stories were told over and over aga...
by Aemilius
Fri Jun 04, 2010 11:19 am
Forum: Sūtra Studies
Topic: The Lotus Sutra
Replies: 136
Views: 24825

Re: The Lotus Sutra

"The Lotus Sutra purports to be a discourse delivered by the Buddha toward the end of his life. The tradition in Mahayana states that the Lotus Sutra was written down at the time of the Buddha and stored for five hundred years in the realm of the dragons (or Nagas). After this, they were reintroduce...
by Aemilius
Fri Jun 04, 2010 11:04 am
Forum: Sūtra Studies
Topic: bodhi sam svaahaa?
Replies: 9
Views: 1980

Re: bodhi sam svaahaa?

I think it is definitely possible, sam is bija-mantra of Samantabhadra in some mandala, I'm not sure which one it was, but it could also be something else?
by Aemilius
Thu Jun 03, 2010 1:31 pm
Forum: Prayers and Aspirations
Topic: Homage to Shakyamuni Buddha
Replies: 7
Views: 1363

Re: Homage to Shakyamuni Buddha

Praise Of Buddha Shakyamuni For His Teaching Of Relativity (beginning) Reverence to the Guru, Manjughosha! Homage to that perfect Buddha, The Supreme Philosopher, Who taught us relativity Free from destruction and creation, Without annihilation and permanence, With no coming and no going, Neither u...
by Aemilius
Wed Jun 02, 2010 1:25 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Protection chords
Replies: 26
Views: 10854

Re: Protection chords

I am looking for information on protection chords; how they work, significance of different colors, different types of chords, exceptions to wearing them etc. Thank you! Best Regards, Jens I don't know the answer to your question, but it brings to mind something that is beside the matter, so if you...
by Aemilius
Wed Jun 02, 2010 1:01 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Powers of evolution
Replies: 6
Views: 1534

Re: Powers of evolution

"Is there any truly international Sangha?" "I assume by this you mean an ethical sangha. I won't talk about controversial organizations here. The FPMT seems like an international ethical sangha which even has online courses. Thich Nhat Hanh's sanghas are also quite international, I think." Well, I k...
by Aemilius
Tue Jun 01, 2010 3:40 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Powers of evolution
Replies: 6
Views: 1534

Re: Powers of evolution

Thank you for your views. What I mean is several things. Firstly:The time scale, one generation of buddhists is like a snap of fingers and you can't tell from it how far a particular sangha will exist, and how it will develop. Even the 2500 years of buddhism is a short time in terms of evolution. Ev...
by Aemilius
Tue Jun 01, 2010 1:47 pm
Forum: Prayers and Aspirations
Topic: Aspirations to Maitreya Bodhisattva
Replies: 5
Views: 1090

Re: Aspirations to Maitreya Bodhisattva

(from) 118 Parables of Bodhicitta As Taught by the Next Buddha Maitreya 1. Bodhicitta is like a seed, Because the teachings of all Buddhas sprout from it. 2. Bodhicitta is like a fertile field, Because all pure and white Dharma grows in it. 3. Bodhicitta is like the Earth, Because it can sustain eve...
by Aemilius
Tue Jun 01, 2010 1:30 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: RuShi ?
Replies: 44
Views: 5529

Re: RuShi ?

And Venerable Gyatrul Rimpoche says in his commentary to Karma Chagme's Spacious Path to Freedom that Vidyadhara Sri Simha is a native of China, and that he taught 100 000 people there. The commentaries say that Sri Simha traveled to India where he received the Tantra's. He then concealed them in W...
by Aemilius
Mon May 31, 2010 1:40 pm
Forum: Prayers and Aspirations
Topic: Yellow Dzambala Prayer
Replies: 1
Views: 2935

Re: Yellow Dzambala Prayer

I have received a slightly different visualisation to this practice, in it you visualize donating money, necessities of life and valuables to all Centres where Dharma is taught. Which I think is very important, more important than the Holy objects. Om Jambhala svaha.
by Aemilius
Sat May 29, 2010 11:41 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Powers of evolution
Replies: 6
Views: 1534

Powers of evolution

I think that buddhism is losing to the powers of evolution. This means that the power of a population is always stronger than any existing and very feeble Sangha. Is there any truly international Sangha? A Sangha that is independent of the power of a particular human population? (By Sangha is here m...
by Aemilius
Sat May 29, 2010 9:20 am
Forum: Prayers and Aspirations
Topic: Prayer to Orgyen Rinpoche
Replies: 1
Views: 509

Re: Prayer to Orgyen Rinpoche

Om ah hum vajraguru padmasiddhi hum
by Aemilius
Sat May 29, 2010 9:17 am
Forum: Prayers and Aspirations
Topic: Aspirations to Avalokitesvara Bodhisattva
Replies: 16
Views: 7824

Re: Aspirations to Avalokitesvara Bodhisattva

Karanda-vyuha-sutra or The Supernal Virtues of Avalokitesvara 1. Adoration to the Triratna 2. Emancipation of Dharmaraja and beings in the avici hell 3. Emancipation of hungry ghosts in the sucimukha hell 4. Genesis of Mahesvara and other gods 5. Redemption of all kinds of sentient beings 6. Enligh...
by Aemilius
Fri May 28, 2010 5:17 pm
Forum: Prayers and Aspirations
Topic: Actor found in Thailand hotel room
Replies: 2
Views: 714

Re: Actor found in Thailand hotel room

"Actor not found in the street, but in the hotel room, maybe with some female company?", is what first came to my mind.
by Aemilius
Fri May 28, 2010 5:07 pm
Forum: Prayers and Aspirations
Topic: Aspirations to Samantabhadra Bodhisattva
Replies: 3
Views: 970

Re: Aspirations to Samantabhadra Bodhisattva

Ten Vows of Samantabhadra 1. To pay homage and respect to all Buddhas. 2. To praise all the Buddhas. 3. To make abundant offerings (i.e. give generously). 4. To repent misdeeds and evil karmas. 5. To rejoice in others' merits and virtues. 6. To request the Buddhas to continue teaching. 7. To reques...
by Aemilius
Fri May 28, 2010 1:49 pm
Forum: Prayers and Aspirations
Topic: The Practice of Buddha Tsonchei Mijipai Gyalpo
Replies: 5
Views: 1673

Re: The Practice of Buddha Tsonchei Mijipai Gyalpo

This is great, good & beneficial. Sometimes I 've wondered, because it is one's volition, one's state of mind at the moment of death, that determines one's karma and future destiny, then if one is killed, but one does not arouse hatred, fear, etc..., then one should go where one's karma takes onesel...
by Aemilius
Fri May 28, 2010 11:23 am
Forum: Prayers and Aspirations
Topic: The Prayer to Guru Padma that Accomplishes All Wishes
Replies: 1
Views: 663

Re: The Prayer to Guru Padma that Accomplishes All Wishes

Homage to the 29 Masters of the the Dhyana school lineage! (Chan,Zen) Shakyamuni Mahakashyapa Ananda Shanavasa Upagupta Dhritaka Mikkaka Vasumitra Buddhananda Buddhamitra Parshva Punyayashas Ashvaghosha Kapimala Nagarjuna Aryadeva Rahulata Samghanandi Samghayashas Kumarata Jayata Vasubandhu Manorhit...
by Aemilius
Thu May 27, 2010 2:02 pm
Forum: Prayers and Aspirations
Topic: Short Sadhanas
Replies: 3
Views: 1452

Re: Short Sadhanas

There are some strange things in this translation and the text too,

I. In the section Taking refuge, what does this mean :" supreme among all grouping" ??

II. In the mantra: "Om sumbhava shuddha sarva dharma...", "sumbhava" is a little weird, is it correct ??
by Aemilius
Thu May 27, 2010 1:49 pm
Forum: Prayers and Aspirations
Topic: The abridged Sadhana of Maha Sukhavati, Dewachen
Replies: 2
Views: 771

Re: The abridged Sadhana of Maha Sukhavati, Dewachen

With one heart we bow to Amitabha-Thus-Come-One of the Eternal, Still, and Bright Pure Land. His pure and wonderful Dharma-body pervades all Buddhas of the Dharma Realm.

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