The Ksitigarbha Bodhisattva Pranidhana Sutra

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The Ksitigarbha Bodhisattva Pranidhana Sutra

Postby thornbush » Thu Apr 09, 2009 5:32 pm

Sutra:
http://www.fodian.net/world/0412b.html
http://www.fodian.net/world/ksitigarbha.pdf
http://www.geocities.com/yujc_che/index_en.htm
http://web.singnet.com.sg/~elyagaz/Kish ... 0Sutra.htm
http://www.sinc.sunysb.edu/Clubs/buddhi ... ntent.html
http://kaladarshan.arts.ohio-state.edu/ ... va.doc.pdf
http://cttbusa.org/ess/earthstore_contents.htm

Commentary:
http://cttbusa.org/esscommentary/earths ... ntents.htm
Buddhist Door Commentary:
(1) http://www.buddhistdoor.com/OldWeb/bdoo ... sutra1.htm
(2) http://www.buddhistdoor.com/OldWeb/bdoo ... sutra2.htm
(3) http://www.buddhistdoor.com/OldWeb/bdoo ... sutra3.htm
(4) http://www.buddhistdoor.com/OldWeb/bdoo ... sutra4.htm
(5) http://www.buddhistdoor.com/OldWeb/bdoo ... sutra5.htm
(6) http://www.buddhistdoor.com/OldWeb/bdoo ... sutra6.htm
(7) http://www.buddhistdoor.com/OldWeb/bdoo ... sutra7.htm
(8) http://www.buddhistdoor.com/OldWeb/bdoo ... sutra8.htm

Video/Audio Links:
Audio Sutra Chant (Chinese)
(1) http://audio.buddhistdoor.com/eng/play/874 (Chapters 1-4)
(2) http://audio.buddhistdoor.com/eng/play/875 (Chapters 5-9)
(3) http://audio.buddhistdoor.com/eng/play/876 (Chapters 10-13)
Videos:
The Late Ven Master Hsuan Hua: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zfQ15TpoPec
The Ven Dharma Master Heng Sure: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VQRzTDAVRk4
Animation on Ksitigarbha Bodhisattva:
(1) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LtmEZE6g ... annel_page
(2) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ew-kx-6b ... annel_page
(3) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I64eWjU2 ... annel_page
(4) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GeOop46f ... annel_page

Images:
http://www.fodian.net/world/dz/imagesa.html
http://www.fodian.net/world/dz/crown/crowna.html
http://www.fodian.net/world/dz/sramana/sramanaa.html
http://www.fodian.net/world/dz/grant/granta.html
http://www.fodian.net/world/dz/infant/infanta.html
http://www.fodian.net/world/dz/6dz/6dza.html
http://www.fodian.net/world/dz/sav_hell/sav_hella.html
http://www.fodian.net/world/dz/sav_ghos ... hosta.html
http://www.fodian.net/world/dz/sav_anim ... imala.html
http://www.fodian.net/world/dz/sav_asura/sav_asura.html
http://www.fodian.net/world/dz/sav_human/sav_human.html
http://www.fodian.net/world/dz/sav_heav ... eaven.html
http://www.fodian.net/world/dz/sg/sg.html
http://www.fodian.net/world/dz/tz/tza.html
http://www.fodian.net/world/dz/more/morea.html

Namo Amitabha Buddha!
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Re: The Ksitigarbha Bodhisattva Pranidhana Sutra

Postby sraddha » Sat May 30, 2009 3:37 pm

I had a strange and wonderful experience in a Chinese Buddhist temple that I attend. They were doing the Ksitigarbha chant the entire day.

I was sitting there listening to them chant -- my feet and legs were aching like anything -- I was like wow! These sutras are so powerful, it's like someone is literally operating on you!

and I was looking for a job during that time, then a few days later I got a higher paying job! :smile:

I'm waiting for them to do it again so I can attend! This stuff works! :namaste:
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Re: The Ksitigarbha Bodhisattva Pranidhana Sutra

Postby thornbush » Sat May 30, 2009 3:45 pm

Looks like good karma at work huh? Ksitigarbha's wish fulfilling jewel in His Hands is equally marvelous.... :anjali:
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Re: The Ksitigarbha Bodhisattva Pranidhana Sutra

Postby sraddha » Sat May 30, 2009 3:48 pm

thornbush wrote:Looks like good karma at work huh? Ksitigarbha's wish fulfilling jewel in His Hands is equally marvelous.... :anjali:



I think this stuff destroys bad karma and creates good karma -- it's powerful!

It was as if someone had done an operation on my body -- which is why my entire body was aching at the end of the chant -- it felt it had been sliced and diced -- no wonder Buddha is called the "unexcelled surgeon"... :smile:
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Re: The Ksitigarbha Bodhisattva Pranidhana Sutra

Postby Mr. G » Wed Aug 04, 2010 9:03 pm

Wonderful post! Thank you thornbush!
    How foolish you are,
    grasping the letter of the text and ignoring its intention!
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Re: The Ksitigarbha Bodhisattva Pranidhana Sutra

Postby kirtu » Fri Aug 06, 2010 1:42 am

sraddha wrote:I had a strange and wonderful experience in a Chinese Buddhist temple that I attend. They were doing the Ksitigarbha chant the entire day.


Hi Sraddha - the chant isn't in the sutra. What chant did they use?

Thanks!

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Re: The Ksitigarbha Bodhisattva Pranidhana Sutra

Postby spiritnoname » Sat Nov 06, 2010 7:23 am

:rolling:

Ksitigarbha!
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Re: The Ksitigarbha Bodhisattva Pranidhana Sutra

Postby remm » Sun Nov 07, 2010 1:28 am

kirtu wrote:
sraddha wrote:I had a strange and wonderful experience in a Chinese Buddhist temple that I attend. They were doing the Ksitigarbha chant the entire day.


Hi Sraddha - the chant isn't in the sutra. What chant did they use?

Thanks!

Kirt


I'm guessing "om bwo la mwo ling two ning swo pe he"
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Re: The Ksitigarbha Bodhisattva Pranidhana Sutra

Postby spiritnoname » Sun Nov 07, 2010 5:46 am

The Sutra says recitations of Bodhisattva Mahasattva Ksitigarbha's name and various rituals to go along with that for different things. The Sutra also mentions reciting the Sutra, so it may have been that you heard. There are quite a few Ksitigarbha mantras, not only a ton in Mahayana, but Ksitigarbha has actually a less than well known higher Heruka form, not to mention different bardo practices and specific rituals for the deceased. People also recite the qualities of Bodhisattva Mahasattva Ksitigarbha, particularly the praise given by Buddha Shakyamuni. Also there are a list of Buddha's names within the Sutra that says merely reciting or taking refuge without hesitation (depending on the Buddha) will bring about this or that auspiciousness due to their vows.

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Ksitigarbha is awesome :good:



:jumping: Ksitigarbha! :jumping:
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Re: The Ksitigarbha Bodhisattva Pranidhana Sutra

Postby Thug4lyfe » Mon Oct 03, 2011 11:06 am

Reading the sutra is a big relief for me! Feels alot safer knowing Ksitigarbha Bodhisattva is always there to protect us from falling into the evil pathes!!!

Without him most of us probably are not talking about this right now!

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Re: The Ksitigarbha Bodhisattva Pranidhana Sutra

Postby Thug4lyfe » Tue Oct 18, 2011 9:56 am

Excellent Translation from Woodenfish!

http://www.woodenfish.org/images/ksitig ... 0sutra.pdf
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Re: Sutras

Postby Will » Tue Oct 18, 2011 8:33 pm

Food_Eatah wrote:Excellent Translation from Woodenfish!

http://www.woodenfish.org/images/ksitig ... 0sutra.pdf


It is good to see more translations from the Chinese! However, the woodenfish site shows they published 7 or 8 sutras between 2006 and 2008; nothing since then. Hope they will continue - but faster.
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Re: Sutras

Postby Thug4lyfe » Wed Oct 19, 2011 9:36 am

Will wrote:
Food_Eatah wrote:Excellent Translation from Woodenfish!

http://www.woodenfish.org/images/ksitig ... 0sutra.pdf


It is good to see more translations from the Chinese! However, the woodenfish site shows they published 7 or 8 sutras between 2006 and 2008; nothing since then. Hope they will continue - but faster.

My thoughts exactly! Even though I won't read it until I am ready (I am not right now :() I really want to see the Shuragama sutra being up there!
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Re: Sutras

Postby Will » Wed Oct 19, 2011 7:27 pm

Food_Eatah wrote:
Will wrote:
Food_Eatah wrote:Excellent Translation from Woodenfish!

http://www.woodenfish.org/images/ksitig ... 0sutra.pdf


It is good to see more translations from the Chinese! However, the woodenfish site shows they published 7 or 8 sutras between 2006 and 2008; nothing since then. Hope they will continue - but faster.

My thoughts exactly! Even though I won't read it until I am ready (I am not right now :() I really want to see the Shuragama sutra being up there!


You do not care for the two existing translations by Buddhist Text Translation Society?
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Re: The Ksitigarbha Bodhisattva Pranidhana Sutra

Postby Thug4lyfe » Sun Oct 23, 2011 7:59 am

I don't read much from other sources right now. Especially sutras like the Shuragama sutra, I better be stable in my precepts etc first before proceeding. I also read Chinese version by the way. It's just helpful to have the english versions to be referred to sometimes when it comes to certain terms I don't understand.

By the way, the Ksitigarbha sutra also makes you really appreciate the compassion and efforts of all the gods helping us! Especially the Earth Diety, sounds like "mother nature"!!!

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