Amitabha buddha - a personal experience

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Re: Amitabha buddha - a personal experience

Postby sinweiy » Sun Aug 26, 2012 4:20 am

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Re: Amitabha buddha - a personal experience

Postby Kaji » Sun Aug 26, 2012 12:03 pm

Namas triya-dhvikānāṃ sarva tathāgatānām!

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Re: Amitabha buddha - a personal experience

Postby Nosta » Sun Aug 26, 2012 11:38 pm

People doing phowa and self-ejecting directly to Pure Land will show a small hole in the top of head too.

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Re: Amitabha buddha - a personal experience

Postby sinweiy » Mon Aug 27, 2012 2:01 am

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"Enlightenment is to turn around and see MY own mistake, Other's mistake is also my mistake. Others are right even if they are wrong. i'm wrong even if i'm right. " - Master Chin Kung

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Re: Amitabha buddha - a personal experience

Postby Kaji » Mon Aug 27, 2012 12:35 pm

Thanks for the reply, sinweiy!

I have wondered - if at the time of my passing away, I keep on nianfo'ing with my vow to be reborn to the Western Pure Land in my bardo form and am steadfast in ignoring all signs including the arrival and escort of Amitabha and the two Maha-Bodhisattva, will they have to "drag" me to the Western Pure Land?

Now as funny as my question might sound, it is serious business! How tragic it would be if I let go of the precious chance to migrate to the Pure Land and fall back into samsara again!

In any case, I am hoping that before my time of passing away, my level of nianfo would have reached a high-enough level that I tune into the Pure Land even when well and alive. This might have to do with practising nianfo and Zen at the same time. I might share the blog posts of a person who wrote a lot on this topic, but I would have to translate them from Chinese into English.
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Re: Amitabha buddha - a personal experience

Postby sinweiy » Mon Aug 27, 2012 1:19 pm

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"Enlightenment is to turn around and see MY own mistake, Other's mistake is also my mistake. Others are right even if they are wrong. i'm wrong even if i'm right. " - Master Chin Kung

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Re: Amitabha buddha - a personal experience

Postby Kaji » Mon Aug 27, 2012 1:53 pm

Interesting story! The wonderful thing about nianfo is that, even without the Pure Land, nianfo is still a sure way to progress to Buddhahood. My basis of this statement is "Maha-Stamaprapta Bodhisattva's Preachment on Being Mindful of the Buddha" 《大勢至菩薩念佛圓通章》.

I see my current practice of upholding the Casket Seal Dharani and aiming to become one with it as the same as nianfo - being mindful of all Buddha, past and present.
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Re: Amitabha buddha - a personal experience

Postby Son of Buddha » Thu Oct 11, 2012 11:04 pm

Great experiences

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Re: Amitabha buddha - a personal experience

Postby GarcherLancelot » Sat Oct 13, 2012 2:49 pm

I want to ask something that may be sound abit blasphemous,first of all I want to confirm there is no bad karma for doing this right?. ..(t is related to pure land). ..'

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Re: Amitabha buddha - a personal experience

Postby sinweiy » Mon Oct 15, 2012 2:03 am

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"Enlightenment is to turn around and see MY own mistake, Other's mistake is also my mistake. Others are right even if they are wrong. i'm wrong even if i'm right. " - Master Chin Kung

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Re: Amitabha buddha - a personal experience

Postby GarcherLancelot » Thu Oct 25, 2012 7:18 pm

I don;t really remember what I am going to ask originally but anyway if this pure land which seems like a shortcut ,why Shakyamuni buddha did not emphasize it and most of the information about this can only be found in Mahayana sutras which are kept hidden from us for a certain period of time which may make the more sceptical people like me doubt whether is it true or not.. .

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Re: Amitabha buddha - a personal experience

Postby Nosta » Thu Oct 25, 2012 10:08 pm

Good question indeed.

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Re: Amitabha buddha - a personal experience

Postby Kaji » Fri Oct 26, 2012 3:11 am

Namas triya-dhvikānāṃ sarva tathāgatānām!

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Re: Amitabha buddha - a personal experience

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Re: Amitabha buddha - a personal experience

Postby sinweiy » Fri Nov 02, 2012 1:55 am

for pureland (especially non-or lower educated)(and or guru devoting technique of tibetan buddhism which normally involve young and innocent kid)(most or all good masters start from very young.)(they would not know who to follow. their parent or lama send them to follow a good teacher.) , they do just start with "good" faith. i.e.

"When you buy a loaf of bread, you expect it does not contain poison, that is based on good faith."

Kalama got kalama method. higher educated got higher educated method. lower educated got lower educated method. non educated got non educated method. just different med for different illness. cannot fix the kalama method on the non educated. won't work. to me the lowest and innocent is the highest and fastest, though risky method, straight away rid ignorance/doubt and arrogance. while the clever one think too much wandering thoughts. 聪明反被聪明误. blind by own arrogance.

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"Enlightenment is to turn around and see MY own mistake, Other's mistake is also my mistake. Others are right even if they are wrong. i'm wrong even if i'm right. " - Master Chin Kung

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Re: Amitabha buddha - a personal experience

Postby Kaji » Fri Nov 02, 2012 5:21 am

Namas triya-dhvikānāṃ sarva tathāgatānām!

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Re: Amitabha buddha - a personal experience

Postby GarcherLancelot » Tue Nov 06, 2012 4:06 pm

I am not bashing faith ,I am just wondering why is it being used as a reason to justify things? .. . :alien: :alien: :alien: .. .

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Re: Amitabha buddha - a personal experience

Postby Kaji » Tue Nov 06, 2012 5:00 pm

Namas triya-dhvikānāṃ sarva tathāgatānām!


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