Adaṇḍe daṇḍapati daṇḍāvartani daṇḍakuśale daṇḍasudhāri sudhāri sudhārapati buddhapaśyane sarvadhāraṇī āvartani sarvabhāṣyā- vartane su-āvartane saṃghaparīkṣani saṃghanirghātani asaṃge saṃgāpa-gate tṛ-adhvasaṃgatulyaprāpte sarvasaṃgasamatikrānte sarvadharmasuparīkṣite sarvasattvarutakauśalyānugate siṃhavikrīḍite.
upasaka_/\_ wrote:very interesting stuff! i heard the lotus sutra talks about martial arts, is this true? if so, what does it say about them?
Aemilius wrote:In the human world there are people with the same name yet they are different persons. There are persons with the name of a city (Paris), yet they are persons and not the city.
gingercatni wrote:Aemilius wrote:In the human world there are people with the same name yet they are different persons. There are persons with the name of a city (Paris), yet they are persons and not the city.
True, but this is such a significant name, I wonder why then Ratnaketu Buddha's name was changed at all to create such obvious confusion? What was the point of the name change when this is not his real name and who "authorised" this name change! It's the same in the Amitabha Sutra, Ratnaketu is described as a buddha in the west but in earlier sutra's he is said to have his pureland in the south. whoever compiled the sutras in written form obviously wasn't keeping track! Yep it's one of those days, questions questions questions!
safron wrote:I'm sorry for interrupting any flow of thought with the previous posts but I need to ask something.
I think I read in the lotus sutra, I may be wrong, where there were or are the kinds of people who are able to go from one planet to another in an instant. Do you know what Im talking about? I really have a tough time understanding all of that. I really dont understand what were suppose learn from that.
In space they walked, stood, sat, and reclined. From the upper part of their bodies, they emitted water; and from the lower part, fire. From the lower part of their bodies, they emitted water; and from the upper part, fire. They manifested in huge bodies filling up all of space, and then they manifested as being small. From being small, they again manifested as being large. In space, they disaippeared and then suddenly reappeared on the earth. They entered the earth as if it were water, and walked on the water as if it were earth.
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