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by sinweiy
Tue May 28, 2013 1:49 am
Forum: Pure Land
Topic: True Pure Land and Parinirvana
Replies: 41
Views: 4854

Re: True Pure Land and Parinirvana

so to speak, nirmanakaya is 'from' sambhogakaya. sambhogakaya is 'from' Dharmakaya. nirmanakaya and sambhogakaya are 'from' Dharmakaya. :smile: there are different naming: Amitabha is an Emanation body; the corresponding Enjoyment body is Amitayus, "infinite life"-propitiated for longevity; the Dhar...
by sinweiy
Mon May 27, 2013 3:26 am
Forum: Pure Land
Topic: East and West
Replies: 1
Views: 599

East and West

二。赞佛名号分二:2 kinds of Title of Buddha: (一),通号Common titles of Buddha:分十 Are divided into Ten. 1,如来;2,应供;3,正遍知;4,明行足;5,善逝;6,世间解;7,无上世,调御丈夫;8,天人师;9,佛;10,世尊。 (二),别号Special titles of Buddha:分二 Are divided into Two. 1,东East:分三 Are divided into Three. (1).毗卢遮那Vairocana;(2)卢舍那.Rocana ;(3).释伽牟尼Shakyamuni。 2,西...
by sinweiy
Mon May 27, 2013 3:17 am
Forum: Pure Land
Topic: True Pure Land and Parinirvana
Replies: 41
Views: 4854

Re: True Pure Land and Parinirvana

Are Sambhogakayas eternal or they have a beginning and an ending? I think Shan Tao answer this issue of Amitabha's Paranirvana, but I don't know. Sambhogakayas do have a beginning but do not have an ending. it's the beginning of the very first time a person attained Buddhahood(a.k.a Source). One at...
by sinweiy
Fri May 24, 2013 9:06 am
Forum: Pure Land
Topic: True Pure Land and Parinirvana
Replies: 41
Views: 4854

Re: True Pure Land and Parinirvana

great, first I read:
In conclusion, one asamkhyeya may be as small as 10^51
or as large as 10^74,436,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000, or somewhere
in between, depending on the text source. The upper bound
is based on Gandavyuha whose sequence of numbers is most
extensive among all sources.
by sinweiy
Thu May 23, 2013 2:45 am
Forum: Pure Land
Topic: True Pure Land and Parinirvana
Replies: 41
Views: 4854

Re: True Pure Land and Parinirvana

measureless, limitless Asankhyeya kalpas are actually number units of Buddhism. 1 Asankhyeya = 1^59 so we see, Asankhyeya, measureless, limitless is only the first three! "cannot be said, cannot be said" is last. :o "even after a thousand million kalpas they still would not reach its limit" If ther...
by sinweiy
Wed May 22, 2013 1:51 am
Forum: Pure Land
Topic: True Pure Land and Parinirvana
Replies: 41
Views: 4854

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...
by sinweiy
Tue May 21, 2013 2:47 am
Forum: Pure Land
Topic: True Pure Land and Parinirvana
Replies: 41
Views: 4854

Re: True Pure Land and Parinirvana

From the Nirmanakaya POV, Western PL, Amitabha, will also at one time parinirvana. then Avalokiteshvara will take over, and the Dharma World will not have Dharma Ending Age. Avalokiteshvara will be called Pu Guang Gong De Shang Wang Ru Lai 普光功德山王如来(Unconditionate Light & Mountain of Great Merits Tat...
by sinweiy
Sun May 19, 2013 10:41 am
Forum: Pure Land
Topic: Potala
Replies: 13
Views: 2283

Re: Potala

Yes that's what I read. But is there any explanation? I mean, if that Pure Land is near India, why we didn't found there Guanshiyin or why we should expect to reborn there if its a Earthly mountain, better if I take a boat and go there... Or is invisible for us? Also, why if Guanshiyin has a Pure L...
by sinweiy
Sat May 18, 2013 2:14 am
Forum: Pure Land
Topic: Interesting quote
Replies: 5
Views: 1117

Re: Interesting quote

if we look at Avatamsaka Sutra, Sudhana's visit to 53 gurus. 19th stage bodhisattva 胜热婆罗门 displayed a foolish ignorance 'guru'. 27th stage bodhisattva 甘露火王 displayed a hateful, mean, wicked, evil king, who was a 'killing machine'. 35th stage bodhisattva 伐苏蜜多女 displayed an indulgent lustful prostitut...
by sinweiy
Sat May 18, 2013 2:03 am
Forum: Pure Land
Topic: Potala
Replies: 13
Views: 2283

Re: Potala

Mount Potalaka (traditional Chinese: 補陀落山; simplified Chinese: 补陀落山; pinyin: Bǔtuóluò shān, Japanese: Fudaraku-san), which means "Brilliance",[1] is the mythical dwelling of the Buddhist bodhisattva Avalokitesvara, said to exist in the seas south of India. The mountain is first mentioned in the fina...
by sinweiy
Thu May 16, 2013 1:20 pm
Forum: Pure Land
Topic: Pure Land Study Group Thread
Replies: 305
Views: 12356

Re: Pureland study group anyone?

I heard if one need to listen to certain Dharma, the sound in Pureland, will play what you wish to hear, uniquely for you. the others will also be listening to their own Dharma talk, unless they also wish to tune into the same sound. the sound in Pureland is that amazing, and you do not need a ear p...
by sinweiy
Mon May 13, 2013 1:39 am
Forum: Pure Land
Topic: Namo Amituofo recitation
Replies: 5
Views: 1042

Re: Namo Amituofo recitation

not that one cannot recite both, but just FYI. "Namo" is a form of Reverence or homage to Amitabha Buddha. it can be recited more in a form of respect, formality for beginners, or in masses where there are mixed categorise. for those who had already established a deep realationship with Amitabha Bud...
by sinweiy
Thu May 09, 2013 2:44 pm
Forum: Pure Land
Topic: Namo Amituofo recitation
Replies: 5
Views: 1042

Re: Namo Amituofo recitation

can try just Amituofo. :smile:
by sinweiy
Mon May 06, 2013 9:49 am
Forum: Pure Land
Topic: Pure Land practices to benefit others?
Replies: 9
Views: 1594

Re: Pure Land practices to benefit others?

Do you have a link to Nagarjuna's essay on Pure Land which this man was quoting? It would be more convincing to see the whole thing rather than just a few of its quotes out of context. no, i do recalled Nagarjuna praised PL with the, Twelve Adorations of Amida Buddha, so i was looking for it and so...
by sinweiy
Mon May 06, 2013 2:09 am
Forum: Pure Land
Topic: Pure Land practices to benefit others?
Replies: 9
Views: 1594

Re: Pure Land practices to benefit others?

Twelve Adorations of Amida Buddha By Nagarjuna Translated by Hisao Inagaki 1. With reverence I bow my head to Amida, the Sage, The Most Honored One, who is revered by humans and devas. You dwell in the wonderful Land of Peace and Bliss, Surrounded by innumerable children of the Buddhas. 2. Your spot...
by sinweiy
Mon May 06, 2013 2:07 am
Forum: Pure Land
Topic: Pure Land practices to benefit others?
Replies: 9
Views: 1594

Re: Pure Land practices to benefit others?

Who were the greatest Pure Land masters in the past? People need to hear about great masters to be inspired. Nagarjuna on the the Path of Easy Practice Richard St. Clair (Shaku Egen) Bodhisattva Nagarjuna (ca. 150-250) is claimed as a patriarch for many different schools of Buddhism. In True Shin B...
by sinweiy
Fri May 03, 2013 7:16 am
Forum: Pure Land
Topic: Doubts about Pure land
Replies: 76
Views: 10851

Re: Doubts about Pure land

I have been pondering this lately. Since a Buddha's omniscience and compassion is boundless, it makes sense for Shakyamuni Buddha to give a teaching where the beings of this world of dukkha can be reborn into a world of sukkha, in order to escape samsara and attain complete awakening. "Not only Sak...
by sinweiy
Thu May 02, 2013 8:21 am
Forum: Pure Land
Topic: Amitabha Sutra recitation in english video
Replies: 5
Views: 1158

Re: Amitabha Sutra recitation in english video

Amitabha Sutra recitation are what some PL monks or nuns or praxis do, to any person who's at their death bed, as a comfort, mind calming and or reminder. expounding Amitabha Sutra to them bring them comfort and they may even develop faith at the spot and Amitabha will also come and fetch them. MCK...
by sinweiy
Thu May 02, 2013 4:31 am
Forum: Pure Land
Topic: Amitabha Sutra recitation in english video
Replies: 5
Views: 1158

Re: Amitabha Sutra recitation in english video

i used to chant it (the chinese version) every morning while going to work. my most favourite Sutra. very soothing. now become just Amitabha name, a bit lazy of me. either impermanence or retrogression.. :tongue: when one practice for a long time, it's difficult to keep it up, as warn by a senior of...
by sinweiy
Wed May 01, 2013 9:58 am
Forum: Pure Land
Topic: 佛说校量一切佛刹功德经
Replies: 11
Views: 1773

Re: 佛说校量一切佛刹功德经

So what does it say about Unconditioned Existence? The notion of "unconditioned" (asamskrta) means unconditioned by the constructions (samskara), ie. mental afflictions both cognitive and emotional, not a state which is absolutely unconditioned by anything at all. ~~ Huifeng "Phenomena are not inde...