The teaching of Buddha.

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The teaching of Buddha.

Post by tellyontellyon » Sat May 25, 2019 7:43 pm

My father was very ill and died a few days ago, his aorta ruptured.

In the hospital multifaith chapel they had some books to give away produced by 'Bukkyo Sending Kyokai' , The Society for the Promotion of Buddhism.

I practice Karma Kagyu Tibetan Buddhism, but I did find it helpful to have this book with me.

Does anybody know who this organisation are and if their teachings etc., are reliable, and anything else about them.
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Re: The teaching of Buddha.

Post by tellyontellyon » Sat May 25, 2019 9:03 pm

Sorry, that should be:
Bukkyō Dendō Kyōkai...
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Re: The teaching of Buddha.

Post by Dan74 » Sat May 25, 2019 9:47 pm

Dear tellyontellyon

I am sorry about your father.. May he be at peace and find a fortunate rebirth.

From what I can gather, this organisation considers themselves non-sectarian, but have some connection with the Shin sect in Japan. It was founded by Dr. Yehan Numata who built the Mitutoyo Corporation https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mitutoyo and who comes from a Shin Buddhist family. It seems that his goal was to spread the Dharma and he donated a lot of money to this end, hence the organisation that provided the book.

Hope this helps a little..

All the Best to you.

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Re: The teaching of Buddha.

Post by tellyontellyon » Sat May 25, 2019 9:55 pm

Thank you :namaste:
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Re: The teaching of Buddha.

Post by Miroku » Sat May 25, 2019 10:02 pm

Hi, first of all I am very sorry for your loss. A death of a parent is always a painful time. I pray that he manages to be reborn in Dewachen or at least finds a precious human body and is able to practice dharma.

Concerning the question, they seem pretty legit from my very limited knowledge. There does not seem to be any sketchy stuff going on, but I am just an outsider so who knows. But they seem to follow the lovely tradition of making buddhist books available to people. Which is something to rejoice in.
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Re: The teaching of Buddha.

Post by Wayfarer » Sat May 25, 2019 11:26 pm

tellyontellyon wrote:
Sat May 25, 2019 9:03 pm
Sorry, that should be:
Bukkyō Dendō Kyōkai...
My condolences on the death of your father.

The BDK Editions is a serious scholarly endeavour to publish translations of the East Asian tipitaka. The index page for their English translations is https://www.bdkamerica.org/book-product and they have many free and well-produced pdf editions here https://www.bdkamerica.org/bdk-tripitak ... -downloads. To my knowledge these editions and the organisation are well regarded and I often refer to them.
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Re: The teaching of Buddha.

Post by tellyontellyon » Sun May 26, 2019 11:57 am

Thank you, I've found a little bit from them on YouTube, they do seem quite non-sectarian.
Although my dad didn't belive in any religion, it was supportive for me to have their book with me as he died.
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Post by PadmaVonSamba » Fri Aug 02, 2019 12:17 am

I used to have that book.
I found it to be a great read, and a good resource again and again.
On the last page it explains the history of its publishing.
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