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by sinweiy
Fri Mar 29, 2013 1:36 am
Forum: Pure Land
Topic: Doubts about Pure land
Replies: 76
Views: 10754

Re: Doubts about Pure land

Maitreyas vision 2 kinds of birth Those who doubt go to the Borderlands,then go to the pureland,the reason for not going could be due to being an excluded one. agreed, then i think i mean those who lack aspiration/faith/vow to be born there. some might still have doubt but they still have aspiratio...
by sinweiy
Thu Mar 28, 2013 1:47 am
Forum: Pure Land
Topic: Doubts about Pure land
Replies: 76
Views: 10754

Re: Doubts about Pure land

Vow 35 if not, it's another saying that those who born in PL will all have a masculine body or to do with The 32 Signs of a Great Man and The 80 secondary characteristics. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Physical_characteristics_of_the_Buddha and as Vow 4 states:- Provided I become a Buddha, if in tha...
by sinweiy
Thu Mar 28, 2013 1:37 am
Forum: Pure Land
Topic: Doubts about Pure land
Replies: 76
Views: 10754

Re: Doubts about Pure land

Anyone reaching Buddhahood in a single life has already cultivated in many past lifetimes. So, since the Pure Land is so great, I suppose that in order to learn the nembutsu teaching and then reaching Pure Land, one already cultivated too in many past lifetimes. Someone reaching Pure Land is someom...
by sinweiy
Wed Mar 27, 2013 5:02 am
Forum: Pure Land
Topic: Doubts about Pure land
Replies: 76
Views: 10754

Re: Doubts about Pure land

Vow 35 When I obtain the Buddhahood, women of boundless and inconceivable Buddha-worlds of the ten quarters after having heard my name thereby awakened in faith and joyful aspiration, and turning their minds towards Bodhi, therefore dislike their own female lives, when they be born again, in their ...
by sinweiy
Wed Mar 27, 2013 4:29 am
Forum: Pure Land
Topic: Doubts about Pure land
Replies: 76
Views: 10754

Re: Doubts about Pure land

Ten Doubts about Pure Land
http://www.purelandbuddhism.com/10Doubts.pdf

happy reading :thumbsup:
by sinweiy
Wed Mar 27, 2013 4:26 am
Forum: Pure Land
Topic: Pure Land Study Group Thread
Replies: 305
Views: 12108

Re: Pureland study group anyone?

I have discovered that along with my dedication to PureLand i think the Tendai school is for me. I was reading about Honen of JodoShu and realized he was in Tendai. Just wanted to share because i consider nenbutsu my main practice now. Namu Amida Butsu even in chinese mahayana, many late masters fr...
by sinweiy
Wed Mar 27, 2013 4:20 am
Forum: Pure Land
Topic: Doubts about Pure land
Replies: 76
Views: 10754

Re: Doubts about Pure land

i am reminded of the worm analogy they use on PL buddhism. (II) Why Pure Land? "The champions of Pure Land Buddhism have always made the case that Pure Land methods are especially valuable because they are particularly effective in meeting the needs of the greatest number of people. When we face fac...
by sinweiy
Tue Mar 19, 2013 9:46 am
Forum: Pure Land
Topic: Pure Land Study Group Thread
Replies: 305
Views: 12108

Re: Pureland study group anyone?

we can start over. no worries. :namaste:
by sinweiy
Tue Mar 19, 2013 1:32 am
Forum: Pure Land
Topic: Pure Land Study Group Thread
Replies: 305
Views: 12108

Re: Pureland study group anyone?

I remember way back when i was a teenager a member on the esangha forum had alot of notes/insight on the sutras. One of my main questions is on the emphasis of this being a teaching of Shakyamuni Buddha that he gave because no one had the capacity to ask questions about it. Any ideas? hehe, that's ...
by sinweiy
Tue Feb 19, 2013 8:46 am
Forum: Pure Land
Topic: Sukhavati & Heaven: The Difference?
Replies: 30
Views: 4746

Re: Sukhavati & Heaven: The Difference?

http://ccbs.ntu.edu.tw/FULLTEXT/JR-ENG/dutt.htm
The Place of the Aryasatyas and Pratitya Sam Utpada in Hinayana and Mahayana
BY Dr. Nalinaksha Dutt, Ph. D. (Cal.), D. Litt. (Lond.)
Annals of the Bhandarkar Oriental Research Institute
vol 6:2, 1930.01, pp. 101-127
by sinweiy
Mon Feb 18, 2013 8:33 am
Forum: Pure Land
Topic: Sukhavati & Heaven: The Difference?
Replies: 30
Views: 4746

Re: Sukhavati & Heaven: The Difference?

I am wondering about the Big Bang theory as origin of the universe and the Pure Lands. If the pure lands started eons of eons ago, wouldn't this mean that some pure lands existed before the big bang? Or they all started after the big bang? Remember that science thinks that the universe has 13.700.0...
by sinweiy
Mon Feb 18, 2013 8:05 am
Forum: Pure Land
Topic: Sukhavati & Heaven: The Difference?
Replies: 30
Views: 4746

Re: Sukhavati & Heaven: The Difference?

Pure Abodes of the hinayana are little bit different from Mahayana Purelands. For Pure Abodes, bodhisattvas are not born there, while Bodhisattvas dwell in Mahayana Pureland. below is from Pali canon:- http://www.palikanon.com/english/pali_names/s/suddhaavaasaa.htm Suddhāvāsā The "Pure Abodes"; a na...
by sinweiy
Wed Feb 13, 2013 7:03 am
Forum: Pure Land
Topic: Pure land and Tibetan Buddhism
Replies: 19
Views: 3257

Re: Pure land and Tibetan Buddhism

What I mean is the Sangha structure. In Japan jodoshishu and others are ran entirely by laity,thats to say their teachers are laity priests that do not hold monastic ordination.(laity teachers) While in China or Vietnam the Pureland school is not seperate from the Chan school. So it is still the Mo...
by sinweiy
Wed Feb 13, 2013 2:31 am
Forum: Pure Land
Topic: Pure land and Tibetan Buddhism
Replies: 19
Views: 3257

Re: Pure land and Tibetan Buddhism

The other pure land is the Medicine Buddha's Eastern Pure Land of Azure Radiance. While the Pure Land of Amitabha Buddha symbolizes restoration, the Pure Land of Medicine Buddha symbolizes growth. It says in the sutra that when Medicine Buddha was cultivating the path of Buddhahood, he made twelve ...
by sinweiy
Wed Feb 13, 2013 2:23 am
Forum: Pure Land
Topic: Pure land and Tibetan Buddhism
Replies: 19
Views: 3257

Re: Pure land and Tibetan Buddhism

The only real difference I see is that Pureland teachers in Japan are laity While pureland in China still seems to run under monks. i differ, Pureland teaching itself run more on laity. there's a saying, in the past, monks attain Enlightenment easier, follow by nuns, follow by laymen, follow by lay...
by sinweiy
Wed Feb 13, 2013 2:10 am
Forum: Pure Land
Topic: Ratnasambhava Buddha and pureland
Replies: 6
Views: 1817

Re: Ratnasambhava Buddha and pureland

i reading Sutra of Golden Light http://www.fpmt.org/images/stories/teachers/zopa/advice/pdf/sutragoldenlight0207a4.pdf "When the Tathagata Ratnashikhin was training in bodhisattva deeds, he made this prayer:"At the time of death, whoever in the ten directions hears my name, may they transmigrate fro...
by sinweiy
Fri Feb 08, 2013 2:24 am
Forum: Pure Land
Topic: Sukhavati & Heaven: The Difference?
Replies: 30
Views: 4746

Re: Sukhavati & Heaven: The Difference?

19. Comparison between heavens and the Pure Land [Chinese Source Text] 佛告阿難。汝言是也。計如帝王。雖人中尊貴形色端正。比之轉輪聖王。甚爲鄙陋。猶彼乞人在帝王邊。轉輪聖王威相殊妙天下第一。比忉利天王。又復醜惡不得相喻。萬億倍也。假令天帝比第六天王。百千億倍不相類也。設第六天王。比無量壽佛國菩薩聲聞。光顏容色不相及逮。百千萬億不可計倍 The Buddha said to Ānanda, "What you say is true. Even though a king is the noblest of all men ...
by sinweiy
Fri Jan 11, 2013 7:27 am
Forum: Pure Land
Topic: The Esoteric Amida
Replies: 6
Views: 1654

Re: The Esoteric Amida

that said if Vairocana's Pureland is like a country, then Amitabha's Pureland is like the capital of the country. it's the most concentrated part of the country. yes, they are both the same.
by sinweiy
Wed Jan 09, 2013 1:45 am
Forum: Pure Land
Topic: Sukhavati & Heaven: The Difference?
Replies: 30
Views: 4746

Re: Sukhavati & Heaven: The Difference?

two yet one after Buddhahood is attained. if one's mind is as pure as the Buddha, the place you are siting or located is Pureland. what the mind see outward is forever the pureland. there's no suffering, no duality, no what so ever as stated in Heart sutra. Everything that's positive is positive. E...
by sinweiy
Wed Jan 09, 2013 1:31 am
Forum: Pure Land
Topic: Sukhavati & Heaven: The Difference?
Replies: 30
Views: 4746

Re: Sukhavati & Heaven: The Difference?

Are the Mind-only Pure Land and the Self-nature Amitabha the same as or different from the Western Pure Land and Amitabha in the Pure Land? It is because the Mind-only Pure Land exists that we are reborn in the Pure Land of the West. If the mind is not pure, it is impossible to achieve rebirth in t...