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by remm
Sat Jul 24, 2010 9:43 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Madhyamaka/Yogacara Confusion
Replies: 47
Views: 7335

Re: Madhyamaka/Yogacara Confusion

Here one is still endowed with seeds of wholesome dharmas, and therefore may redeem himself. While those who are no longer endowed with the seeds of wholesome dharmas cannot redeem themselves. Relying completely on themselves then would mean they are completely cut off from Nirvana forever. However...
by remm
Sat Jul 24, 2010 9:36 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Auspicious clouds.
Replies: 17
Views: 2245

Re: Auspicious clouds.

Hi remm those are some very nice pics. Did you take them all yourself? Are those types of clouds a common occurence there? And who's Mrs. Chung Li Chung? maestro, I did take some pictures with my camera, but the colors are very hard to see and some pictures didn't turn out that good. And yes those ...
by remm
Fri Jul 23, 2010 10:29 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Auspicious clouds.
Replies: 17
Views: 2245

Re: Auspicious clouds.

:namaste: thanks Remm, really stunning. where is the city of 10,000 buddhas? you were very privileged to have been there for this special occasion. best wishes, White Lotus. clouds, so beautiful. White Lotus, the City of Ten Thousand Buddhas is located in Talmage, California. It is in the nothern p...
by remm
Fri Jul 23, 2010 12:01 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Who are your Top 5 Mahayana masters of all time?
Replies: 62
Views: 8781

Re: Who are your Top 5 Mahayana masters of all time?

In no specific order,

1. Nagarjuna

2. 6th Patriarch Hui Neng

3. Ven. Master De Qing Han Shan

4. Ven. Master De Qing Hsu Yun

5. Ven. Master Tu Lun Hsuan Hua
by remm
Tue Jul 20, 2010 11:22 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Questions on Buddha Nature
Replies: 16
Views: 1504

Re: Questions on Buddha Nature

If something with an awakened nature can suffer, what good is it? All living beings are endowed with the seed of Buddha-hood; therefore, Buddha-hood is inherent in all living things. Our Buddha-nature has been obscured through a single thought of ignorance, but from beginning-less time we have yet ...
by remm
Mon Jul 19, 2010 10:38 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Eating Meat vs. Drinking Alcohol--Which is worse?
Replies: 90
Views: 9999

Re: Eating Meat vs. Drinking Alcohol--Which is worse?

Here is an interesting article that is definitely worth your time reading. This article was written by Rev. Heng Yuen to his sister. You might remember the incident when the Buddha picked a handful of earth and explained that the number of beings born as humans is like the earth in his hand, whereas...
by remm
Mon Jul 19, 2010 10:18 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Eating Meat vs. Drinking Alcohol--Which is worse?
Replies: 90
Views: 9999

Re: Eating Meat vs. Drinking Alcohol--Which is worse?

Huseng you may want to read the book "The Vegetarian Myth" Wasn't there many enlightened tibetan masters who ate meat? hmmm...perhaps your new rules takes away their buddhahood. Gassho Namo AMida Butsu Are you an enlightened master living in Tibet? Do you even live in Tibet? My own Tibetan teacher ...
by remm
Mon Jul 19, 2010 9:59 am
Forum: Prayers and Aspirations
Topic: Prayers for a Bhikshuni
Replies: 2
Views: 586

Prayers for a Bhikshuni

Hello dharma brothers & sisters, I would like to kindly request prayers for Bhikshuni Jin Heng. Dharma Master Jin Heng resides in Taiwan and not too long ago (approximately a month) she was cleaning on the side of the mountain and fell off resulting in cranial damage, the breaking of her ribs, injur...
by remm
Mon Jul 19, 2010 3:25 am
Forum: Zen
Topic: Taego Lineage Seminary
Replies: 91
Views: 14380

Re: Taego Lineage Seminary

He said the same thing: helping others is not possible without actual renunciation. If you are still grasping ferociously at worldly pleasures, how can you be expected to help others become free from them? To Daoxuan renunciation was not an institution, but a way of thinking. Huseng, It's like the ...
by remm
Sat Jul 17, 2010 7:04 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Any1 practising Cundi mantra here?
Replies: 10
Views: 4994

Re: Any1 practising Cundi mantra here?

Cundi Bodhisattva is one of the manifestations of Avalokitesvara Bodhisattva who a long side with Ksitigarbha Bodhisattva have the most affinities with living beings. Also note that most Ch`an monasteries recite her mantra every morning after the Shurangama Mantra for her mantra is included in "The ...
by remm
Sat Jul 17, 2010 6:45 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Madhyamaka/Yogacara Confusion
Replies: 47
Views: 7335

Re: Madhyamaka/Yogacara Confusion

What about Asanga's view on this? Asangha's treatment here suggests that there are two types of samucchinnakusalamulas: one who is still endowed with the seeds of wholesome dharmas and thus still has potential to regenerate the kusalamulas, and another who is not. In extreme cases, the latter type n...
by remm
Sat Jul 17, 2010 6:13 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Madhyamaka/Yogacara Confusion
Replies: 47
Views: 7335

Re: Madhyamaka/Yogacara Confusion

See page 118ff in Robert E. Buswell, "The Path to Perdition: The Wholesome Roots and Their Eradication." Pages 107-135 in Paths to Liberation, edited by Robert E. Buswell and Robert M. Gimello, 1992. http://books.google.com/books?id=hu0oIf0n87IC&lpg=PA118&dq=Icchantika&pg=PA119#v=onepage&q&f=false" ...
by remm
Sat Jul 17, 2010 6:02 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Madhyamaka/Yogacara Confusion
Replies: 47
Views: 7335

Re: Madhyamaka/Yogacara Confusion

I think the problem lies within the "Wei-Shih" (Fa-hsiang, Vijnaptimatrata) school of the Venerable Hsuan Tsang which revived the notion that the "icchantika" is agotra, basically devoid of the seed of enlightenment or one who has cut off the roots to Buddha-hood. THE FOUNDING OF THE SCHOOL: TAO-SHE...
by remm
Sat Jul 17, 2010 5:24 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: 2009 Surangama Sutra Translation
Replies: 19
Views: 3045

Re: 2009 Surangama Sutra Translation

Oh, you're right. I just took a look at the translation and they did leave out chunks of Ven. Master's commentaries on various parts. Well, I honestly prefer this version over the other because I think the footnotes help a lot, minus the fact that they didn't include a lot of Master Hua's commentary.
by remm
Fri Jul 16, 2010 11:27 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Madhyamaka/Yogacara Confusion
Replies: 47
Views: 7335

Re: Madhyamaka/Yogacara Confusion

There is also the concept of the "icchantika" whereas Madhyamika would say even the "icchantika" can attain Buddha-hood, Yogacara would say that an "icchantika" has completely been cut off from Buddha-hood.
by remm
Fri Jul 16, 2010 11:01 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Auspicious clouds.
Replies: 17
Views: 2245

Auspicious clouds.

Sorry, out of request, I must take down the pictures.

Amituofo
by remm
Fri Jul 16, 2010 10:41 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Shurangama mantra practice without a living teacher.
Replies: 23
Views: 6503

Re: Shurangama mantra practice without a living teacher.

Inge, The shurangama dharma has two aspects to it. There is an esoteric side to it which involves some mudras and some visualizations, but you need qualifications from the Dharma Masters before they show you the hands and visualizations. The other side to the shurangama mantra is reciting it normall...
by remm
Fri Jul 16, 2010 10:30 pm
Forum: Prayers and Aspirations
Topic: Bhikshu Dharmamitra Has New Life
Replies: 45
Views: 10136

Re: Bhikshu Dharmamitra Has a New Liver!

Dharma Master Heng Shou has suffered a lot these past few years, but I'm glad he's finally gotten over the worst part of his illness. Everyday during the Ten Thousand Buddha's Repentance, the fourfold assembly of the City of Ten Thousand Buddhas would dedicate merit to him in hopes of a speedy recov...
by remm
Fri Jul 16, 2010 10:15 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: 2009 Surangama Sutra Translation
Replies: 19
Views: 3045

Re: 2009 Surangama Sutra Translation

Hi Jikan, David Rounds and a few other members of BTTS translated a few words from sanskrit a bit differently, they also enhanced the grammar and added footnotes at the bottom to make it a lot easier for the reader. I also believe that they didn't change any commentaries made by the Venerable Master...

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