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by thornbush
Wed Apr 08, 2009 4:49 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hi, all!
Replies: 5
Views: 1505

Re: Hi, all!

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by thornbush
Wed Apr 08, 2009 4:47 am
Forum: Pure Land
Topic: Hello Japanese Pure Land Buddhism
Replies: 1
Views: 1876

Re: Hello Japanese Pure Land Buddhism

Having covered Jodo Shinshu......now on to Jodo Shu.... History..... http://www.jodo.org/about_js/history.html Jodo Shu traces its history back to this moment in 1175 when upon leaving Mt. Hiei, Honen set up residence on Higashiyama and began his teaching career. While this is perhaps best understoo...
by thornbush
Wed Apr 08, 2009 4:17 am
Forum: Pure Land
Topic: Hello Japanese Pure Land Buddhism
Replies: 1
Views: 1876

Hello Japanese Pure Land Buddhism

From India=>China=>Japan A begining.... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jodo_Shinshu Jōdo Shinshū (浄土真宗 ,"True Pure Land School"?), also known as Shin Buddhism, is a school of Pure Land Buddhism. It was founded by the former Tendai Japanese monk Shinran Shonin. Today, Shin Buddhism is considered the mo...
by thornbush
Tue Apr 07, 2009 4:58 pm
Forum: Sūtra Studies
Topic: The Vimalakirtinirdesan Sutra
Replies: 8
Views: 3299

The Vimalakirtinirdesan Sutra

Here's some links on it: The Sutra: Kaladarshan: Vimalakirti Nirdesha Sutra.pdf FoDian:Vimalakirti Sutra Sutrayana: Vimalakirti-nirdesa-Sutra KenyonEdu:VIMALAKIRTI NIRDESA SUTRA Charles Luk: The Vimalakīrti nirdeśa Sūtra Aryavimalakīrtinirdeśo Nāma Mahāyāna Sūtram (Sanskrit) Commentaries/Articles/Di...
by thornbush
Tue Apr 07, 2009 3:13 pm
Forum: Zen
Topic: Hello Ch'an Buddhism
Replies: 0
Views: 871

Hello Ch'an Buddhism

To start the ball rolling here....... :sage: :rolling: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ch%27an A flower...... ...the Flower Sermon, the earliest source for which comes from the 14th century. It is said that Gautama Buddha gathered his disciples one day for a dharma talk. When they gathered together, th...
by thornbush
Tue Apr 07, 2009 8:04 am
Forum: Dharma Stories
Topic: Reflections from Buddhist Parables/Stories
Replies: 59
Views: 7629

Reflections from Buddhist Parables/Stories

Feel free to add any inspiring Buddhist stories/parables.... :thanks: "Thus Have I Read......" :tongue: http://www.ymba.org/parable/parabfr3.htm FATE IS IN OUR HANDS In a time long past, there was an old monk who, through diligent practice, had attained a certain degree of spiritual penetration. "He...
by thornbush
Tue Apr 07, 2009 6:07 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Happy Buddha's Birthday!
Replies: 11
Views: 2256

Re: Happy Buddha's Birthday!

Found this info by Rev Dodatsu from E-Sangha on the Japanese Mahayana Buddhist celebration on April 8th 2009 http://www.lioncity.net/buddhism/index.php?act=calendar&code=showevent&eventid=377 HANA-MATSURI Its origin and significance By Zuio H. Inagaki Hana-matsuri means "Flower Festival". It is the ...
by thornbush
Mon Apr 06, 2009 3:16 pm
Forum: Dharma Stories
Topic: Reflections from the Sutras
Replies: 47
Views: 5802

Re: Reflections from the Sutras

Continuation... From: The Eight Great Awakenings Sutra http://www2.fodian.net/Picture/BaoKu/2006929183651987.htm The First Awakening: The world is impermanent. Countries are perilous and fragile. The body is a source of pain, ultimately empty. The five skandhas are not the true self. Life and Death ...
by thornbush
Mon Apr 06, 2009 3:06 pm
Forum: Dharma Stories
Topic: Reflections from the Sutras
Replies: 47
Views: 5802

Re: Reflections from the Sutras

Continuation... From The Diamond Sutra http://community.palouse.net/lotus/diamondsutra.htm "Subhuti, what do you think? Has the Tathagata attained the Consummation of Incomparable Enlightenment? Has the Tathagata a teaching to enunciate?" Subhuti answered: "As I understand Buddha's meaning there is ...
by thornbush
Mon Apr 06, 2009 2:17 pm
Forum: Dharma Stories
Topic: Reflections from the Sutras
Replies: 47
Views: 5802

Reflections from the Sutras

From: The Sutra in 42 Sections http://www.fodian.net/world/0784.html Section 6: Tolerating Evil-doers and Avoiding Hatred The Buddha said, "When an evil person hears about your goodness and intentionally comes to cause trouble, you should restrain yourself and not become angry or blame him. Then the...
by thornbush
Mon Apr 06, 2009 7:55 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Mahayana/Vajrayana Links and Resources
Replies: 15
Views: 9303

Mahayana/Vajrayana Links and Resources

Pls feel free to add any links to written/audio/video resources on Mahayana/Vajrayana, be it from the Tripitaka:Vinaya/Sutras/Abhidharma and other great Treatises or literary works. Makes it easier for fast reference and link. Some that I have found: (for now...) Written: http://kaladarshan.arts.ohi...
by thornbush
Mon Apr 06, 2009 7:55 am
Forum: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: Mahayana/Vajrayana Links and Resources
Replies: 426
Views: 42186

Mahayana/Vajrayana Links and Resources

Pls feel free to add any links to written/audio/video resources on Mahayana/Vajrayana, be it from the Tripitaka:Vinaya/Sutras/Abhidharma and other great Treatises or literary works. Makes it easier for fast reference and link. Some that I have found: (for now...) Written: http://kaladarshan.arts.ohi...
by thornbush
Mon Apr 06, 2009 7:03 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Testing
Replies: 5
Views: 1473

Re: Testing

Auspicious opening indeed, may all benefit from this website
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by thornbush
Mon Apr 06, 2009 6:57 am
Forum: Media
Topic: Some Chinese Buddhist footages
Replies: 0
Views: 512

Some Chinese Buddhist footages

Found these rare old videos on Chinese Buddhist practices in Hong Kong 8-)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dc2AoVye ... annel_page
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8qtTZTOU3hk

Namo Amitabha Buddha!
by thornbush
Mon Apr 06, 2009 6:49 am
Forum: Media
Topic: The Hai Cheng Great Compassion Monastery
Replies: 0
Views: 623

The Hai Cheng Great Compassion Monastery

Here's their main link: http://www.suyuan.org/english/index.html Found these great and touching Youtube documentary video links on them with Chinese commentary & English subtitles: (in the following order) 1. http://in.youtube.com/watch?v=r5eIlk1gPak 2. http://in.youtube.com/watch?v=FV7KdHncyAo 3. h...
by thornbush
Mon Apr 06, 2009 6:46 am
Forum: Media
Topic: Tantra of Gyuto: Sacred Rituals of Tibet
Replies: 0
Views: 534

Tantra of Gyuto: Sacred Rituals of Tibet

Worth one's time and viewing of an insight into Tibetan Buddhist Dharma rituals. Part One: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cMg8j8_YNZY&feature=related Part Two: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S-3rJHOxwbo&feature=related Part Three: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G-yPxon7wIk Part Four: http://www.yout...
by thornbush
Mon Apr 06, 2009 6:45 am
Forum: Media
Topic: Life in a Zen Buddhist Monastery
Replies: 3
Views: 950

Life in a Zen Buddhist Monastery

Found these old videos. The year is 1959, the place: Yokohama, Japan in the Soto Zen Sojiji Temple. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m6phWF9cwAQ...re=channel_page (Part 1) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KVP0qhaMW7Q...re=channel_page (Part 2) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6DV7yhTCnNY...re=channel_page...
by thornbush
Mon Apr 06, 2009 6:24 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Namaste fellow Dharmafarers
Replies: 5
Views: 1311

Namaste fellow Dharmafarers

Hello again :lol:
Finally, a place where I can spell Dharma with an 'R' Image

Namo Amitabha Buddha!

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