Pure Land Practice

plwk
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Pure Land Practice

Postby plwk » Thu Jun 21, 2012 12:34 am

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Short introduction by Ven. Hong Yang Bhikshuni to Pure Land Buddha name recitation.
A brief explanation and chanting demonstration. English name and meaning with short experimental recitation.
Some humor expected, welcome to add your version in English too. Amituofo!

Tenso
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Re: Pure Land Practice

Postby Tenso » Thu Jun 21, 2012 5:12 am

I've abandoned pure land practice for now, hopefully I can gain some kind of lasting faith in the future.
We are attracted by wealth, pleasures, good looks, political advancement and various other welcoming and enticing prospects: we are repelled by exertion, death, pain, disgrace and limited means. It follows that we need to train ourselves not to crave for the former and not to be afraid of the latter. Let us fight the battle the other way round—retreat from the things that attract us and rouse ourselves to meet the things that actually attack us.
Seneca


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