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by rory
Thu May 26, 2011 7:42 pm
Forum: Pure Land
Topic: Pure Land Death Stories
Replies: 45
Views: 8709

Re: Pure Land Death Stories

Gassho Venerable; it's wonderful to see you here :namaste: I can tell you there are Jodo pure land death stories, I asked for them over at our group & Stephen & Shinri (priests) were so helpful in posting. These come from the past & there were collections,Ojoden, which as mentioned aren't translated...
by rory
Thu May 26, 2011 4:35 am
Forum: Pure Land
Topic: No Proofs of Sucessful Rebirths?&Are Pure Land sutras real?
Replies: 65
Views: 8991

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

Namdrol, yes absolutely there are other pure lands, is Medicine Buddha's Lapis Lazuli Pure Land non-retrogressive like Amida Buddha's? I know Tushita Heaven isn't, which is why I don't pray to be born there, (as if that would happen;-) About other evidences, first let me say I'd practiced since 1996...
by rory
Tue May 24, 2011 7:34 am
Forum: Pure Land
Topic: No Proofs of Sucessful Rebirths?&Are Pure Land sutras real?
Replies: 65
Views: 8991

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

Gassho Contra and everyone; I'm glad you are well & yes, this happened to me in 2003 & I'm fine, perfect. Let me tell you what my Jodo monk (also euro-american) told me when I was starting out. I had said to him: "I'd like to believe in Amida and the Western Pure Land but I don't." He replied; "You ...
by rory
Fri May 20, 2011 5:35 am
Forum: Pure Land
Topic: No Proofs of Sucessful Rebirths?&Are Pure Land sutras real?
Replies: 65
Views: 8991

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

Yup, Kannon-sama never fails; this is my favorite dharma gate for sure.
I recognize more names here from E-sangha. This is super.
gassho
rory
by rory
Thu May 19, 2011 9:31 pm
Forum: Pure Land
Topic: 24 hour Streaming Nembutsu May 21 Tokyo time
Replies: 0
Views: 456

24 hour Streaming Nembutsu May 21 Tokyo time

Kanchi-in of Zojo-ji in Tokyo is holding it's annual 24 hour Nembutsu recitation. This year especially there will be chanting for those who died in the disaster. It starts Tokyo time 1pm Saturday May 21. "We will hold the 24 hours Nembutsu retreat coming May 21(Sat.)1pm - 22(Sun.) 1pm this year. We ...
by rory
Thu May 19, 2011 5:05 am
Forum: Pure Land
Topic: No Proofs of Sucessful Rebirths?&Are Pure Land sutras real?
Replies: 65
Views: 8991

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

Nostra; Maybe some here will remember me from E-sangha, I'm a modern euro-american pure lander & forgive me if this story is a repetition to you but I hope it will inspire others with faith. I'm a pure land devotee since 1996, originally from New York City with lots of temples and a wonderful Jodo m...
by rory
Wed May 18, 2011 2:04 am
Forum: Pure Land
Topic: Cool New Book for you Pure Land Folks
Replies: 9
Views: 1885

Re: Cool New Book for you Pure Land Folks

I'm waiting for mine in the mail, now both of you have me checking the mailbox;-)
gassho
rory
by rory
Tue May 17, 2011 8:52 pm
Forum: Pure Land
Topic: Cool New Book for you Pure Land Folks
Replies: 9
Views: 1885

Re: Cool New Book for you Pure Land Folks

Just found this site & so propitious. We're going to be having a book discussion of this very text over here: http://groups.google.com/group/jodoshubuddhism" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; Don't want or mean to take the discussion away from here, in fact I'll tell our group members ab...

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