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by sinweiy
Wed May 01, 2013 9:37 am
Forum: Pure Land
Topic: Amitabha Sutra recitation in english video
Replies: 5
Views: 1147

Re: Amitabha Sutra recitation in english video

Wonderful Sutra recitation! :twothumbsup: :thumbsup: :namaste: Amituofo nice voice! bit of goosebumps I listen to it all, together with the text: Amitabha Sutra Translated into Chinese by Tripitaka Master Kumarajiva Translated from Chinese into English by J.C. Cleary http://buddhasutra.com/files/ami...
by sinweiy
Wed May 01, 2013 3:46 am
Forum: Pure Land
Topic: 佛说校量一切佛刹功德经
Replies: 11
Views: 1767

Re: 佛说校量一切佛刹功德经

Saha world time span. Interesting, as if we are at "teenage" year of Saha world(80 small kalpas) :- http://www.gc-dpkg.org.tw/images/m1.JPG http://www.gc-dpkg.org.tw/new_page_123.htm In the Buddhist scriptures, the term “Three Great Kalpas” refers to the Great Kalpas of the three periods of past, pr...
by sinweiy
Wed May 01, 2013 3:28 am
Forum: Pure Land
Topic: Pure Land Study Group Thread
Replies: 305
Views: 12224

Re: Pureland study group anyone?

that said, if a person start to practice Amitabha' Pureland and have faith in Amitabha, a lotus bud will start to develop in Amitabha PL's "lake", depending on one's practice and sincerity, the lotus will either grow bigger and bigger or wither and disappear if the person looses faith and aspiration...
by sinweiy
Mon Apr 29, 2013 11:01 am
Forum: Pure Land
Topic: Shakyamuni Pure Land and Maitreya
Replies: 22
Views: 4006

Re: Shakyamuni Pure Land and Maitreya

My last question is, why it is said that Pure Land is outside Triple Realm? Isn't it true that Buddhalands are part of this universe? So, we can say if Amitabha is west from here, that is not part of triple realm? Universe is a term use in science that are more materialise while Triple Realm and Pu...
by sinweiy
Mon Apr 29, 2013 1:34 am
Forum: Pure Land
Topic: 佛说校量一切佛刹功德经
Replies: 11
Views: 1767

Re: 佛说校量一切佛刹功德经

Diamond Sutra Chapter 32. Buddha continued: "Subhuti, if anyone gave to the Buddha an immeasurable quantity of the seven treasures sufficient to fill the whole universe; and if another person, whether a man or woman, in seeking to attain complete Enlightenment were to earnestly and faithfully observ...
by sinweiy
Sun Apr 28, 2013 3:54 am
Forum: Pure Land
Topic: 佛说校量一切佛刹功德经
Replies: 11
Views: 1767

Re: 佛说校量一切佛刹功德经

Flower Adornment is about the mind ground, the reality and the external world is the result of the mind-ground. even science/Quantum Physic is getting there about reality, the universe is illusory and is the result of the mind. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QuANDlrTHyI (careful on the soul part at ...
by sinweiy
Sat Apr 27, 2013 1:49 am
Forum: Pure Land
Topic: 佛说校量一切佛刹功德经
Replies: 11
Views: 1767

Re: 佛说校量一切佛刹功德经

III. FLOWER TREASURY WORLD In the Flower Adornment Sutra the Buddha taught that the universe of world-systems is shaped like a great lotus flower and that world systems are arrayed within it in petal-like tiers. Our world -system, called the Saha World, is located on the thirteenth tier. http://onl...
by sinweiy
Sat Apr 27, 2013 1:45 am
Forum: Pure Land
Topic: Shakyamuni Pure Land and Maitreya
Replies: 22
Views: 4006

Re: Shakyamuni Pure Land and Maitreya

regarding Mount Sumeru, world systems The Buddha taught that the earth is not the center of the universe and is not the only planet with intelligent life. He taught that there are an infinite number of world-systems, that some of those worlds are inhabited by intelligent life, and that on some of th...
by sinweiy
Fri Apr 26, 2013 9:26 am
Forum: Pure Land
Topic: 佛说校量一切佛刹功德经
Replies: 11
Views: 1767

Re: 佛说校量一切佛刹功德经

yah, we already have that in the life span of heavenly realms. Avatamsaka Sutra mentioned Ten Avatamsaka World (Lian Hua Zang莲华藏世界). Chapter 8 华藏世界品, Avatamsaka world have 20 levels. Shakya's Saha world is a trichiliocosm. Amitabha Pureland Sukhavati is also a trichiliocosm. Both are on the same lev...
by sinweiy
Fri Apr 26, 2013 3:40 am
Forum: Pure Land
Topic: Shakyamuni Pure Land and Maitreya
Replies: 22
Views: 4006

Re: Shakyamuni Pure Land and Maitreya

the illusory was Mount Sumeru rather than Land of Utmost Bliss, by the way. :smile:
by sinweiy
Fri Apr 26, 2013 3:17 am
Forum: Pure Land
Topic: 佛说校量一切佛刹功德经
Replies: 11
Views: 1767

佛说校量一切佛刹功德经

found this, most shocking and inconcievable about Saha World, Amitabha World and other even greater/lengthier World Systems. 此娑婆世界。满一大劫较量时分。是彼西方极乐世界。无量寿佛刹一昼夜。 2、佛子。彼极乐世界。一大劫较量时分。是阿儞弭沙世界。缚日啰(二合)娑誐啰钵啰摩哩那曩如来佛刹一昼夜。 The time span or one great kalpa of Saha world is just "one day" in Amitabha Pureland. an...
by sinweiy
Fri Apr 26, 2013 2:44 am
Forum: Pure Land
Topic: Shakyamuni Pure Land and Maitreya
Replies: 22
Views: 4006

Re: Shakyamuni Pure Land and Maitreya

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by sinweiy
Wed Apr 24, 2013 1:52 am
Forum: Pure Land
Topic: Shakyamuni Pure Land and Maitreya
Replies: 22
Views: 4006

Re: Shakyamuni Pure Land and Maitreya

..Pure Land could be anywhere, just our mind can't process it, after all, everything is processed by our mind, there's no outside of this mind. So, if we can't see Pure Land, it's because Karma does not let us see. I don't know if Pure Land is another plane or dimension or whatever. more about the ...
by sinweiy
Wed Apr 24, 2013 1:39 am
Forum: Pure Land
Topic: Shakyamuni Pure Land and Maitreya
Replies: 22
Views: 4006

Re: Shakyamuni Pure Land and Maitreya

(Xing Fu Ying 幸福音bodhisattva = 'Blessed Sound' Bodhisattva.) other Mahayana sutras about Maitreya not found to be translated are:-  此二经是指《佛说观弥勒菩萨上生兜率生经》Buddha Pronounces the Sutra of Maitreya Bodhisattva's Reborn into Tusita Heaven、《佛说弥勒下生经》。兹分别介绍如次:    佛说观弥勒菩萨上生兜率天经   《佛说观弥勒菩萨上生兜率天经》,本经又称《弥勒上生经》、《观...
by sinweiy
Tue Apr 23, 2013 3:42 pm
Forum: Pure Land
Topic: Shakyamuni Pure Land and Maitreya
Replies: 22
Views: 4006

Re: Shakyamuni Pure Land and Maitreya

I just have one doubt, but according to one description that sinweiy gave me. Are those descriptions to be taken literally or should I avoid take it literal and understand it's real message? I mean, things like clothing grown on trees or the four continents, sumeru, etc.. http://www.jenchen.org.sg/...
by sinweiy
Mon Apr 22, 2013 1:57 am
Forum: Pure Land
Topic: Shakyamuni Pure Land and Maitreya
Replies: 22
Views: 4006

Re: Shakyamuni Pure Land and Maitreya

to what i know, Maitreya Pureland on earth, human will be living like heavenly realms. Lands will be combined together, people will be very tall, living a very long life-span ; weather will be prefect for crops; clothing are grown on trees and one can just plug it down from the trees to wear, the gr...
by sinweiy
Sun Apr 21, 2013 4:14 am
Forum: Pure Land
Topic: Shakyamuni Pure Land and Maitreya
Replies: 22
Views: 4006

Re: Shakyamuni Pure Land and Maitreya

our saha world system, will have a thousand Buddhas, Shakyamuni being only the 4th while Maitreya being the 5th. 95 more to go! Dharma Protector Wei Tuo Bodhisattva will be the last. also http://www.blia.org/english/publications/booklet/pages/14.htm III. The Different Types of Pure Lands [In additio...
by sinweiy
Fri Apr 19, 2013 9:55 am
Forum: Pure Land
Topic: Doubts about Pure land
Replies: 76
Views: 10804

Re: Doubts about Pure land

http://web.archive.org/web/20110905210518/http://www.ymba.org/han/hanfrm.htm Excerpts From Master Han-Shan's Dream Roamings Pure Land of the Patriarchs is a translation of selected passages from the sermons and writings of Zen Master Han-shan Te-ch'ing, one of the three "dragon-elephants" of Ming Bu...
by sinweiy
Mon Apr 08, 2013 8:04 am
Forum: Pure Land
Topic: mindfulness of the Buddha.
Replies: 10
Views: 1456

Re: mindfulness of the Buddha.

Master Chi Yun Guan Ting (empowered) had said in the commentary of The Sutra of Visualization of the Buddha of Infinite Life, that of ALL the method/sutra/mantra that cannot rid the heaviest karma, there's still this method of Nienfo(Buddha remembrance). And no ordinary people can said this word wit...
by sinweiy
Mon Apr 08, 2013 7:28 am
Forum: Pure Land
Topic: Doubts about Pure land
Replies: 76
Views: 10804

Re: Doubts about Pure land

Mind-Seal of the Buddhas Patriarch Ou-i's Commentary on the Amitabha Sutra http://www.sinc.sunysb.edu/Clubs/buddhism/mindseal/content.html the Mind-Seal read (starting from the Essence of the Sutra) had always been very helpful, when i was a beginner. Patriarch Yin Guang, praised Patriarch Ou-i that...