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by remm
Wed Sep 29, 2010 8:53 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: The difference between Humanistic and Orthodox Buddhism
Replies: 22
Views: 6640

Re: The difference between Humanistic and Orthodox Buddhism

Enjitsu, Slandering of the Samgha and slandering of Great Masters who taught Humanistic Buddhism, isn't a practice any Orthodox Buddhist would do, would they? Sometimes you may think you are doing a good deed, but if you do not use correct insight and wisdom, you can cause others discontentment, jus...
by remm
Sat Sep 04, 2010 1:08 am
Forum: Zen
Topic: What group is this?
Replies: 8
Views: 2277

Re: What group is this?

Dear Remm, No need to scan anything, on this page everyone can see the whole thing. But then, would you say that Ven. Xuyun's transmission of the Linji lineage that have been received eventually through two masters by Ven. Shengyan is fake? Also, an interesting thing about Ven. Xuanhua's lineage of...
by remm
Fri Sep 03, 2010 9:10 pm
Forum: Zen
Topic: What group is this?
Replies: 8
Views: 2277

Re: What group is this?

I don't know if Jy Din Shakya's (or the ZBOHY's) claims are true or not. Actually, how could I affirm or deny anyone's claim without having direct access to Xuyun's notes (if there are any), or using other reliable methods for historical investigation? Astus, Maybe I can scan the picture of the let...
by remm
Fri Sep 03, 2010 12:51 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Alcoholic Vervet Monkeys
Replies: 73
Views: 7397

Re: Alcoholic Vervet Monkeys

Sorry for the continued drifting away from the subject. Certainly there exist hell-like circumstances here on earth also. How do they come about ? Are there not sadistic prison guards? Or the guards at mental institutions ? Do not all these guards have positive intentions? Like protecting the legal...
by remm
Fri Sep 03, 2010 5:37 am
Forum: Thien
Topic: Thich Thanh Tu
Replies: 1
Views: 662

Re: Thich Thanh Tu

Hello mingxin, He is a very well known Buddhist Master in Vietnamese Buddhism. He is not as well known as Thich Nhat Hanh, but his teachings are very advanced in meditation. His monasteries in Vietnam are also very strict on the precepts, rules & regulations. As of now, I heard that he has gone into...
by remm
Fri Sep 03, 2010 5:12 am
Forum: Zen
Topic: What group is this?
Replies: 8
Views: 2277

Re: What group is this?

I also want to add that I have the biography of Master Hsu Yun composed by Charles Luk as well as the chinese & vietnamese online composition of Master Hsu Yun's life and I have never once heard of anyone named "Jy Din Shakya." There is a part in his biography where there are several monastics that ...
by remm
Fri Sep 03, 2010 5:04 am
Forum: Zen
Topic: What group is this?
Replies: 8
Views: 2277

What group is this?

Hello everyone, I was browsing on Google and I stumbled across this Zen Buddhist group who call themselves the "Zen Buddhist Order of Hsu Yun." Now, I'm not here to criticize or judge--but who are these people? They claim to be "ordained" monastics, but when I look at their teachers all I see are la...
by remm
Tue Aug 31, 2010 5:44 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Question about arguments against Mahayana
Replies: 22
Views: 3438

Re: Question about arguments against Mahayana

Dexing wrote:Wish I had the text handy now, it would be extremely relevant here...

Maitreya speaks of seven reasons why Mahāyāna is in fact the teaching of Śākyamuni Buddha and cannot be otherwise.

:rules:

:namaste:
Can you please find it? I would love to read it. Please!

:namaste:
by remm
Thu Aug 26, 2010 5:47 am
Forum: Media
Topic: A special vegetarian temple kitty.
Replies: 4
Views: 946

A special vegetarian temple kitty.

In South Korea, there is a very special cat that only eats vegetarian food and gazes at the Buddha's images all day. The only time it gets up is to go eat its vegetarian meal and then come back and assume the same prayer posture with its paws together and gaze at the images of the Buddhas & Bodhisat...
by remm
Tue Aug 24, 2010 11:01 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: What does Great Compassion Mantra have to do w/ compassion?
Replies: 12
Views: 2864

Re: What does Great Compassion Mantra have to do w/ compassion?

Well, for starters the mantra belongs to Avalokitesvara the Bodhisattva of Great Compassion. Not only that, but the mantra itself consists of 84 manifestations of Guan Yin Bodhisattva which come to aid the reciter when he or she is suffering or in distress. The Great Compassion Mantra can cure every...
by remm
Sun Aug 22, 2010 10:37 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Ullambana Day
Replies: 4
Views: 860

Re: Ullambana Day

Isn't it on 24th Aug '10 or the 15th day of the 7th Lunar Month as per the Chinese Mahayana calendar? http://cttbusa.org/ullambana/ullambana.asp" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; The Buddha told Maudgalyayana, "The fifteenth day of the seventh month is the Pravarana Day for the assembl...
by remm
Sat Aug 21, 2010 2:42 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Shurangama mantra practice without a living teacher.
Replies: 23
Views: 6473

Re: Shurangama mantra practice without a living teacher.

Good insight remm. But I suspect it will not bode well for a reciter of the entire (or just part) mantra if recitation is kept in a compartment and daily life is worldly and unchanged, with precepts being sometimes followed, sometimes not. I could be wrong, perhaps the merit from recitation would o...
by remm
Fri Aug 20, 2010 8:33 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Shurangama mantra practice without a living teacher.
Replies: 23
Views: 6473

Re: Shurangama mantra practice without a living teacher.

Just a reminder that one cannot ignore precepts & use this mantra with impunity. Quoting Master Hua: Someone who uses this Dharma without holding [even the five lay] precepts falls below the norm. His behavior is defiled and he lacks virtue and yet he tries to order ghosts, spirits and Dharma prote...
by remm
Wed Aug 18, 2010 8:12 pm
Forum: Prayers and Aspirations
Topic: Bhikshu Dharmamitra Has New Life
Replies: 45
Views: 10125

Re: Bhikshu Dharmamitra Has a New Life!

Thank you, Will.
by remm
Wed Aug 18, 2010 3:12 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: I Believe in Karma and its Effects - Poll
Replies: 43
Views: 3805

Re: I Believe in Karma and its Effects - Poll

The question is wrong and cannot be answered. Foundational philosophies are not necessarily founded upon belief but meditational means which qualify the truth of things not the belief in the truth of things. So one may question.....for those that believe in things as opposed to actually finding thi...
by remm
Wed Aug 18, 2010 2:56 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Demonic Possession in Buddhism
Replies: 42
Views: 10132

Re: Demonic Possession in Buddhism

Nosta, Any Buddhist mantra that you have confidence in, will protect you from demons. NAMO AMITABHA BUDDHA is a good one. Also GATE GATE PARAGATE PARASAMGATE BODHI SVAHA from the Heart Sutra is very effective. Another mantra is from the Shurangama Sutra , but it is very long. So I would suggest the...
by remm
Wed Aug 18, 2010 2:50 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Is there any rule to prostrations?
Replies: 20
Views: 3451

Re: Is there any rule to prostrations?

Sonrisa,

Please feel free to read this when you have time. :smile:

It is an excellent talk given by Venerable Master Hua on the seven types of bowing in Mahayana.

http://www.cttbusa.org/bowing/bowing.asp" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
by remm
Wed Aug 18, 2010 2:40 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: How did we know of Buddhas other than Gautama Buddha?
Replies: 7
Views: 1838

Re: How did we know of Buddhas other than Gautama Buddha?

Buddha's appear only during a time of decrease within a Kalpa of duration, when the human life span is between 80 000 and 100 years. There are seven Buddhas of the Past which are noted within the Pali cannon. Names and Period of Existence Vipasyin 91 Kalpas ago Sikhin 31 Kalpas ago Visvabhu 31 Kalpa...
by remm
Wed Aug 18, 2010 2:15 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: The Shurangama Dharani
Replies: 61
Views: 28953

Re: The Shurangama Dharani

Here is a very powerful story displaying the Venerable Master Hua's vigor. There was a chinese monk who was very fortunate enough to meet the Venerable Master the day right before his entering of Nirvana. He described that the Venerable Master was very sick and was laying in bed, at this point the M...
by remm
Fri Aug 13, 2010 4:32 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Auspicious clouds.
Replies: 17
Views: 2245

Re: Auspicious clouds.

Oh! you found the youtube video, I was trying to upload the video on here through another website but it didn't work. Thank you for posting that.

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