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by sinweiy
Tue Sep 03, 2013 12:11 pm
Forum: Pure Land
Topic: which pure land do you seek?
Replies: 52
Views: 7435

Re: which pure land do you seek?

for me, you can't compare compassion itself. because the requirement for each individual are different. to a sick person who needed medicine to survive and if Medicine Buddha offer the help, then Medicine Buddha is "more" compassionate at that point of time and situation per se. and Amitabha Buddha ...
by sinweiy
Tue Aug 27, 2013 2:27 am
Forum: Pure Land
Topic: Buddha-lands and Pure-Lands
Replies: 22
Views: 3028

Re: Buddha-lands and Pure-Lands

I also heard of Shakyamuni Buddha that has its own Reward Land, which is called the Unexcelled Land, located west of our world, as stated in Nirvana Sutra. However, this Reward Land is for his own living, not for entertaining others like Sukhavati. So, every Buddha before creating or living on his ...
by sinweiy
Tue Aug 27, 2013 2:06 am
Forum: Pure Land
Topic: Buddha-lands and Pure-Lands
Replies: 22
Views: 3028

Re: Buddha-lands and Pure-Lands

true. We are still within the 'Buddha'-land of Shakyamuni Buddha, until Maitreya come and take over this Three thousand Great thousand World system(s). fyi, it would help to imagine that Pureland or Buddhaland or Realms or Samsara in Buddhism are not something that is very physical in the sense that...
by sinweiy
Sun Aug 25, 2013 8:46 am
Forum: Pure Land
Topic: restrictions to entering the Pure Land
Replies: 7
Views: 1072

Re: restrictions to entering the Pure Land

may I have the reference that said that there are restrictions to BOTH sentient beings and bodhisattvas in being reborn in Sukhavati? bodhisattvas included? "Hanging out in a lotus flower/bud " I presume is those people who still have doubt in Amitabha PL. OR those that have committed some or great ...
by sinweiy
Sat Aug 24, 2013 10:17 am
Forum: Pure Land
Topic: Stage of Non-retrogression
Replies: 11
Views: 1810

Re: Stage of Non-retrogression

yes "one birth only" into Sukhavati without real suffering. as compare to ordinary reincarnation/rebirth in "samsara" that still have suffering. in that sense both the choices are one birth only. one no longer fall back to lower realms. note that the "manifestation" of bodhisattva/mahasattvas in the...
by sinweiy
Fri Aug 23, 2013 2:33 am
Forum: Pure Land
Topic: Stage of Non-retrogression
Replies: 11
Views: 1810

Re: Stage of Non-retrogression

for me, the Stage of Non-retrogression is Non-retrogression of the Path toward Bodhi/Enlightenment, not much to do with rebirth. it doesn't mean one don't manifest into other world as Bodhisattvas to performing their Bodhisattva-duties in the form of manifestation bodies, be it any form of bodies li...
by sinweiy
Fri Aug 23, 2013 2:17 am
Forum: Pure Land
Topic: Stage of Non-retrogression
Replies: 11
Views: 1810

Re: Stage of Non-retrogression

I also think it's All sentient beings born in the Land of Utmost Bliss dwell in the stage of non-retrogression.
:smile:
by sinweiy
Thu Aug 22, 2013 2:19 am
Forum: Pure Land
Topic: Buddha-lands and Pure-Lands
Replies: 22
Views: 3028

Re: Buddha-lands and Pure-Lands

3. I think another example for nirmanakaya pure land would be Maitreya's Pure Land in Tusita Heaven. Maitreya Bodhisattva is still currently not yet a Buddha in Tusita Heaven, hence we cannot say it's a "Buddha" land. When Maitreya bodhisattva arrive on earth and attained Buddhahood, then it's offi...
by sinweiy
Thu Aug 15, 2013 1:30 am
Forum: Pure Land
Topic: Question about Amitabha Mantra
Replies: 5
Views: 2263

Re: Question about Amitabha Mantra

I memorised the Mantra for Rebirth in the Pure Land.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EUmmS6SGZ1c

:smile: :namaste:
by sinweiy
Thu Aug 01, 2013 1:32 am
Forum: Pure Land
Topic: Potala
Replies: 13
Views: 2266

Re: Potala

I don't know in which way is Majushri abiding on Wutaishan. Haven't read about that. yeah, it's a "cultural" thingy in China. Mount Wǔtái is one of the Four Sacred Mountains in Chinese Buddhism. Each of the four mountains are viewed as the abode or place of practice (dàocháng; 道場) of one of the fou...
by sinweiy
Wed Jun 19, 2013 1:32 am
Forum: Pure Land
Topic: Pure Land Study Group Thread
Replies: 305
Views: 12163

Re: Pureland study group anyone?

#51) Maha-stamaprapta Bodhisattva's preachment of remembering Buddha (Pureland teaching).
#52) Avalokitesvara's Dharma-Gate -- Enlightened through the gateway of ear.
and btw this two Mahasattvas are the assistants of Amitabha in PL.
by sinweiy
Sat Jun 15, 2013 11:57 am
Forum: Pure Land
Topic: Pure Land Study Group Thread
Replies: 305
Views: 12163

Re: Pureland study group anyone?

Master Chin Kung were at first not very into "faith-based" teachings, until He found the Pureland teaching in Avatamsaka Sutra and Shurangama Sutra. Bodhisattva Samantabhadra 's final vow in Avatamsaka: If anyone recites Samantrabhadras vows, I will speak of a portion of his good roots: in one singl...
by sinweiy
Mon Jun 10, 2013 3:04 pm
Forum: Pure Land
Topic: Pure Land Study Group Thread
Replies: 305
Views: 12163

Re: Pureland study group anyone?

as what I know, without some personal meditative effort, the most Buddhas' can transfer their merits, is bring one to Trayastrimsa heavenly realm. if not, Buddhas will be sending everyone to pureland already. we do have merits in the past to encounter this pureland method. and there's also condition...
by sinweiy
Wed Jun 05, 2013 1:47 pm
Forum: Pure Land
Topic: Nianfo and it's purpose and uses
Replies: 1
Views: 640

Re: Nianfo and it's purpose and uses

Chanting the Holy Name of Amitabha
http://www.purifymind.com/Chanting.html

and from a "logical" perspective, chanting help STILL the mind/thought, in one-pointedness, and from wandering away.
by sinweiy
Thu May 30, 2013 1:56 am
Forum: Pure Land
Topic: Doubts about Pure land
Replies: 76
Views: 10791

Re: Doubts about Pure land

i posted an article but in chinese, regrading how Pureland's profound theory can be seen no different from Dzogchen theory.
http://sgforums.com/forums/2954/topics/469656
many people in the east are also intereted in Tibetan buddhism, not knowing Pureland's theory is as profound.
by sinweiy
Thu May 30, 2013 1:27 am
Forum: Pure Land
Topic: True Pure Land and Parinirvana
Replies: 41
Views: 4819

Re: True Pure Land and Parinirvana

What I referred to as Tibetan is the idea that Amitabha is nirmanakaya and Amitayus is sambhogakaya. In East Asia the two names are not differentiated that way, they are names for the same buddha. So, when they say Amituo or Amida, it stands for both names. actually, yes, Amituo is commonly use. ho...
by sinweiy
Wed May 29, 2013 2:39 am
Forum: Pure Land
Topic: True Pure Land and Parinirvana
Replies: 41
Views: 4819

Re: True Pure Land and Parinirvana

Concerning the 18th vow,if Amitabha Buddha goes into parinirvana and Bodhisattva who hears the worlds crys takes over his pureland and his name and the western purelands name gets changeded.doesnt that nullify the 18th vow? Wouldnt that mean if a person comes across the 18th vow,and wishes to be re...
by sinweiy
Wed May 29, 2013 2:24 am
Forum: Pure Land
Topic: True Pure Land and Parinirvana
Replies: 41
Views: 4819

Re: True Pure Land and Parinirvana

Who is this Rev. Anraku you quote from, what is the source? he used to be from esangha i met last time, studing Japanese PL. that's his email. although i am not into Jap PL. :smile: anyway i find that since the Dharma body, Ananta-prabha, is "boundless illumination", that itself is already similar ...
by sinweiy
Tue May 28, 2013 2:42 pm
Forum: Pure Land
Topic: True Pure Land and Parinirvana
Replies: 41
Views: 4819

Re: True Pure Land and Parinirvana

That's not the same as what is taught in the Pure Land schools, but the Tibetan interpretation. yea, mostly they are taught of the first two, Amitabha (infinite light) and Amitayus (infinity life). though if one recite Amituofo in chinese, 'A' mean No. mituo mean finite. 'fo' mean Buddha(s) hence A...
by sinweiy
Tue May 28, 2013 2:06 am
Forum: Pure Land
Topic: True Pure Land and Parinirvana
Replies: 41
Views: 4819

Re: True Pure Land and Parinirvana

The life of the Buddha of Infinite Life is so long that it is impossible for anyone to calculate it. To give an illustration, let us suppose that all the innumerable sentient beings in the worlds of the ten quarters were reborn in human form and that every one became a shravaka or pratyekabuddha. E...