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PostPosted: Tue Apr 12, 2011 2:21 pm 
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Some self-taken pictures of Shinran Shonin's 750th Grand Memorial at Nishi Hongwanji on 10 April 2011

http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=243330&id=1448066978&l=6120259309

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When a person single-heartedly practices the saying of the Name alone,
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 12, 2011 2:24 pm 
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Beautiful pictures.

This is my favorite:

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 12, 2011 2:29 pm 
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mr. gordo wrote:
Beautiful pictures.

This is my favorite:
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First I thought that was the funny version of Shinran Shonin.

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"There is no such thing as the real mind. Ridding yourself of delusion: that's the real mind."
(Sheng-yen: Getting the Buddha Mind, p 73)

"Neither cultivation nor seated meditation — this is the pure Chan of Tathagata."
(Mazu Daoyi, X1321p3b23; tr. Jinhua Jia)

“Don’t rashly seek the true Buddha;
True Buddha can’t be found.
Does marvelous nature and spirit
Need tempering or refinement?
Mind is this mind carefree;
This face, the face at birth."

(Nanyue Mingzan: Enjoying the Way, tr. Jeff Shore; T2076p461b24-26)


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 15, 2011 11:23 pm 
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Zenkoji temple made this movie for the memorial service of Shinran Shonin's 750th Memorial Service


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 16, 2011 2:37 am 
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Astus wrote:
mr. gordo wrote:
Beautiful pictures.

This is my favorite:
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First I thought that was the funny version of Shinran Shonin.





Looks like a relative of Dogbert:

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