Maitreya's Pure Land?

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Maitreya's Pure Land?

Postby Rakz » Sat Oct 08, 2011 9:59 pm

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Re: Maitreya's Pure Land?

Postby sinweiy » Sun Oct 09, 2011 2:02 am

from the Mahayana perspective, Maitreya's a specialist in Yogacara/Mind only school.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yogacara
then one need to achieved Mind-only samadhi 唯心是定. not easy. Maitreya's Pure Land is in the inner court of Tusita heaven.
it's recorded that Hsu Yun did it, and was reborn there.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Xu_Yun

As the esteemed Master Hsu-Yun (1840-1959) put it, "All the Buddhas in every universe, past, present and future, preach the same Dharma. There is no difference between the methods advocated by Shakyamuni and Amitabha."

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Postby Rakz » Sun Oct 09, 2011 8:14 am

This is exactly the information I was looking for. Thank you!! :twothumbsup:

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Re: Maitreya's Pure Land?

Postby Nosta » Sun Oct 09, 2011 10:38 pm

After reading last plwk post i get with the sensation that each school will argue that their pureland is the best...first i read about Amitabha's pure land being the best and the most easy to achieve, etc. Now i read the same about Maytreya...thats perfect for making people confuse.

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Postby sinweiy » Mon Oct 10, 2011 2:13 am

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Re: Maitreya's Pure Land?

Postby LastLegend » Mon Oct 10, 2011 2:20 am

Maitreya is Amitabha's disciple.
NAMO AMITABHA
NAM MO A DI DA PHAT (VIETNAMESE)
NAMO AMITUOFO (CHINESE)

Bodhidharma [my translation]
―I come to the East to transmit this clear knowing mind without constructing any dharma―

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Postby catmoon » Mon Oct 10, 2011 2:21 am

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Re: Maitreya's Pure Land?

Postby sinweiy » Mon Oct 10, 2011 2:29 am

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Re: Maitreya's Pure Land?

Postby Huifeng » Mon Oct 10, 2011 2:46 am

It is worth pointing out that in the modernization movement that was strong in Chinese Buddhism at the start of the 20th CTY, not only was there extra emphasis on the Yogacara / Vijnaptimatra (Practitioners of Yoga, Mere Cognition), but there was corresponding added devotion to Maitreya Bodhisattva and rebirth in his Pureland. The Sino-Tibetan Buddhist Academy set up by Master Taixu in Chengdu during the war had regular devotional activities in this area.

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Re: Maitreya's Pure Land?

Postby Huifeng » Mon Oct 10, 2011 7:41 am

Great post, plwk! I like your style. :smile:
It seems easier to try to convince others that our own favorite practice is somehow best,
when they may actually do better through another path in the Dharma.

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Re: Maitreya's Pure Land?

Postby sinweiy » Mon Oct 10, 2011 8:53 am

Amituofo Ven Huifeng,
Great to 'read' from you again. :namaste:
plwk, you were also from e-sangha(前生) right? Singapore?
i like your signature from Venerable Master Dr Shèng-yán. profound. :smile:


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Re: Maitreya's Pure Land?

Postby Huifeng » Mon Oct 10, 2011 9:15 am

The basic criteria for rebirth in any Pureland is to have faith in that Buddha or Bodhisattva, to vow to be reborn there rather than anywhere else, to perform meritorious deeds, and to dedicate those deeds to rebirth in that Pureland. The meritorious deeds include recitation of sutras and other teachings, and in this case, those teachings about or of Maitreya Bodhisattva would be the most appropriate. The better you can fulfill these requirements, the better the chance of rebirth. This may be better than thinking in terms of specifics, where we may be inclined to check things off on a list. Things are not really so cut and dried.

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Re: Maitreya's Pure Land?

Postby sinweiy » Wed Oct 12, 2011 10:27 am

if one do reborn in Maitreya's Tusita Inner court, i reckon, he will also be reborn back on earth, after 56 billion years from now to be Maitreya Buddha's disciple.

The Coming Buddha, Ariya Metteyya
http://what-buddha-said.net/library/Met ... imet05.htm

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Re: Maitreya's Pure Land?

Postby Kaji » Thu Oct 04, 2012 2:41 am

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Re: Maitreya's Pure Land?

Postby Astus » Thu Oct 04, 2012 12:19 pm

There are some points regarding aspiration to be born in the Tusita to meet Maitreya. In Zhiyi's Ten Doubts about the Pure Land it says that there are two main differences. First is that only by upholding the ten virtues and other practices can one attain birth their, and even then there is no guarantee one will succeed, while birth in Amita's land is easily accessible simply by reciting his name. The second point is that the Tusita is still in the realm of desire, there are many distractions from the path and retrogression is still possible, unlike in the Western Land of Peace and Bliss where perfect liberation is guaranteed. The text goes on with further problems, like that just meeting Maitreya in itself does not make sure one actually achieves enlightenment. It also mentions that besides Asanga and Vasubandhu there was also Simhabhadra who aspired to be born in Maitreya's court but he was eventually stuck in the outer section in Tusita and got entangled by the five desires.

Of course, the above is from the perspective of those who propagate birth in Amita's land. But based on the quote fron Ven. Yinshun it seems to me that the requirements of birth are more difficult for Maitreya than Amita Buddha, although this again may depend on whom you ask.
Myriad dharmas are only mind.
Mind is unobtainable.
What is there to seek?

If the Buddha-Nature is seen,
there will be no seeing of a nature in any thing.

Neither cultivation nor seated meditation —
this is the pure Chan of Tathagata.

With sudden enlightenment to Tathagata Chan,
the six paramitas and myriad means
are complete within that essence.




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