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by Bodhi
Tue Sep 14, 2010 6:54 am
Forum: Meditation
Topic: Legs hurt. To continue or not to continue?
Replies: 7
Views: 1741

Re: Legs hurt. To continue or not to continue?

It is hard for a lot of people when they start meditating. If you can cross your legs, it's recommended, however it is not necessary. If you do insist on crossing your legs, that would be fine, because when I first start meditating, i would get horrible leg pains and it kills me, but i take it slowl...
by Bodhi
Sat Sep 11, 2010 8:15 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Sigh....
Replies: 4
Views: 1342

Re: Sigh....

This is truly sad and I don't know the exact reason why she would do such horrible thing, but it is very sad, and i pray for her and the puppies that they will have a fortunate rebirth :(. This is for us to reflects that we need to refrain from blaming or being hostile to this girl, because how she ...
by Bodhi
Mon Aug 30, 2010 12:08 pm
Forum: Sūtra Studies
Topic: "Sutra of Tending Buffalo" -- Please help me locate
Replies: 3
Views: 1517

Re: "Sutra of Tending Buffalo" -- Please help me locate

You might also find this Interesting, it is the ten oxherding poems of Chan/Zen Buddhism with painting illustration.

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by Bodhi
Sat Aug 21, 2010 9:32 pm
Forum: Engaged Buddhism
Topic: Banning Bullfights
Replies: 4
Views: 1133

Re: Banning Bullfights

Signed all, animal cruelty and torturing is not entertainment.
by Bodhi
Tue Aug 17, 2010 10:59 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Guanyin at Qingde-si in Taiwan.
Replies: 4
Views: 1190

Re: Guanyin at Qingde-si in Taiwan.

wow very beautiful! I got an idea of how large the statue is by comparing to the surrounding things.

thanks for sharing!
by Bodhi
Tue Aug 17, 2010 8:32 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: How did we know of Buddhas other than Gautama Buddha?
Replies: 7
Views: 2351

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

Hi Phuc, From what we know, there are many Buddhas in the cosmo because there are many worlds. Buddha Shakyamuni is the Buddha of our world and therefore is a historical figure in our world. But through his teaching recorded in Sutra, he often mentioned of other Buddhas, such as the Amitabha Sutra w...
by Bodhi
Tue Aug 17, 2010 3:39 am
Forum: Pure Land
Topic: No Proofs of Sucessful Rebirths?&Are Pure Land sutras real?
Replies: 65
Views: 11042

Re: No Proofs of Sucessful Rebirths?&Are Pure Land sutras real?

Wow! Where can i found more information about that? I just do a very small number of recitations! I feel bad, like if my practice is not enough, but i cant abandon my life and doing recitations all the time :-( Many Pure Land retreats have very strict practices such as those. I think it would be be...
by Bodhi
Mon Aug 16, 2010 11:23 pm
Forum: Media
Topic: Un Buddha - Trailer
Replies: 2
Views: 763

Re: Un Buddha - Trailer

It looks amazing! Thank you.
by Bodhi
Mon Aug 16, 2010 8:24 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Is there any rule to prostrations?
Replies: 20
Views: 4263

Re: Is there any rule to prostrations?

I like all kinds and styles of prostration because each have its own meaning therefore all styles of prostration came from sincerity. Do what you feel most comfortable with.
by Bodhi
Sat Aug 14, 2010 4:29 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: I Believe in Karma and its Effects - Poll
Replies: 43
Views: 5088

Re: I Believe in Karma and its Effects - Poll

I totally believe it, in all lifetimes :]
by Bodhi
Sat Aug 14, 2010 4:24 am
Forum: Pure Land
Topic: No Proofs of Sucessful Rebirths?&Are Pure Land sutras real?
Replies: 65
Views: 11042

Re: No Proofs of Sucessful Rebirths?&Are Pure Land sutras real?

I believe on Amitabha, but i need to make such questions in order to increase my Faith. The kind of discussion we are having here and the wise teachings that members of the forum are posting are the stuff that helps people like me to get more Faith. Thanks for the texts you posted here Bodhi, on yo...
by Bodhi
Thu Aug 12, 2010 6:45 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Auspicious clouds.
Replies: 17
Views: 2789

Re: Auspicious clouds.

Just simply amazing! Thank you for sharing.

Amituofo.
by Bodhi
Thu Aug 12, 2010 6:42 pm
Forum: Meditation
Topic: More Aware
Replies: 10
Views: 2002

Re: More Aware

Probably so, Many books by masters that study in both Pure Land and Zen will say that, infact most will say it is still beneficial for Zen practitioner to vow to go to Pure Land even if they attain enlightenment, because even arhats and Bodhisattvas vow to be born in such land. Peace in Chan So eve...
by Bodhi
Thu Aug 12, 2010 9:59 am
Forum: Suggestion Box
Topic: Advice forum?
Replies: 6
Views: 1427

Re: Advice forum?

I guess it would be like a consulting forum which would make it more specific and specialize in helping with personal problems and cultivations that other forums vaguely covered. It wouldn't be a bad idea if possible.

Peace in Chan.
by Bodhi
Thu Aug 12, 2010 2:05 am
Forum: Prayers and Aspirations
Topic: Please pray for students
Replies: 1
Views: 574

Re: Please pray for students

May the Infinite Buddhas and the Bodhisattvas of the 10 directions bless and protects these students and bring peace upon the world.

_/|\_
by Bodhi
Wed Aug 11, 2010 8:03 am
Forum: Meditation
Topic: More Aware
Replies: 10
Views: 2002

Re: More Aware

I have once read that the people who practice Ch'an (or Zen) with Pure land make a comparison that in case one cannot realize or attain realization in this life, one can still fall back into the safety net of Amitabha just in case. I cant remember if I read this in the book called Taming the Monkey...
by Bodhi
Sun Aug 08, 2010 7:54 pm
Forum: Pure Land
Topic: No Proofs of Sucessful Rebirths?&Are Pure Land sutras real?
Replies: 65
Views: 11042

Re: No Proofs of Sucessful Rebirths?&Are Pure Land sutras real?

Nosta, here are some small cut-out from the book called "Pure Land,Pure Mind" from Questions and Answers by Master Chu-Kung. Master chu-kung was a master during the 16th century of the Ming period. He study both in Zen and Pure Land. One Cannot Deny that the Pure Land Exists Some people say that the...
by Bodhi
Sun Aug 08, 2010 3:19 am
Forum: Media
Topic: Movie - Zen - The Life of Dogen Zenji
Replies: 5
Views: 1382

Re: Movie - Zen - The Life of Dogen Zenji

an extremely good movie! I totally recommend it.

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