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 Post subject: Bodhisattva Hsuan Hua
PostPosted: Wed Jan 11, 2012 10:16 pm 
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Here are 22 keys from Master Hua: http://www.cttbusa.org/precious_teachin ... irit/1.asp

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 12, 2012 2:51 am 
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A marvellous posting as usual, Will!

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 12, 2012 5:04 am 
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catmoon wrote:
A marvellous posting as usual, Will!


Master Hua was a marvel through and through. These teachings of his are here presented in a Vegas manner, but that may make them more memorable.

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A short sketch, in several parts, of his life: http://www.advite.com/sf/life/lifeindex.html

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 19, 2012 2:44 am 
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This is excellent material, Will. :twothumbsup:

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 19, 2012 2:48 am 
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Basic question:

What was Master Hua's main form of meditation practice?

I recall asking one of his disciples about this some time ago, but maybe my memory is getting blurry.
Now, I'm aware that he taught many forms, and probably mastered many forms, but what was the one that really got him there in the end?

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 19, 2012 1:15 pm 
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Huifeng wrote:
Basic question:

What was Master Hua's main form of meditation practice?

I recall asking one of his disciples about this some time ago, but maybe my memory is getting blurry.
Now, I'm aware that he taught many forms, and probably mastered many forms, but what was the one that really got him there in the end?

~~ Huifeng


Dharma Master Heng Shou (aka Dharmamitra) wrote "Ch'an" - which is not surprising, but no details (also not surprising) he is busy translating. Glad you like this Master Hua thread. By the way, in the Pilgrimage section of the "advite" link he writes:

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I am a monk from the Changbai (Eternally White) Mountains, a Chan cultivator from the Black Waters.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 19, 2012 2:54 pm 
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Will wrote:
I am a monk from the Changbai (Eternally White) Mountains, a Chan cultivator from the Black Waters.


Then if we consider what Hsuan Hua meant as Chan practice, it's not that difficult. Although even this interpretation is still quite inclusive.

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once he was familiar with his own nature, all things had become samadhi and there was no longer entering or leaving samadhi. rather just formless meditation... seeing nature... seeing all things just as they are whether awake or asleep.

best wishes, Tom.

my gratitude to Venerable Hui Feng who almost a year ago wrote the words that enabled me to see own nature, and then on... the non dual nature of all things. Thank you Venerable Hui Feng. truly appreciated.

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Master Hua talks to doctors and nurses: http://www.gbm-online.com/online/dharma/cheng.html

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On impermanence - with added pix: http://www.cttbusa.org/impermanence/cttb.asp#rt

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The Fiftieth Anniversary of Master Hua bringing the Dharma to the West will be celebrated in June 2012:

http://www.cttbusa.org/50anniversary/dharma.asp

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Hope that most of the events will be recorded on the Internet for those who can't attend.


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I will always be grateful to this Master for his teachings and how they helped open the beauties and power of Buddhism to me years ago :bow:

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Thanks for sharing.


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hi,

you seem to know a lot about hsuan hua? i'm trying to figure out what place mala practice has in chan/zen buddhism. i've read some of master huas writings and seen many pictures of him with a mala around his neck. do you know what he taught or practiced involving mala? thanks.


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Master Hua on Chan practice: http://online.sfsu.edu/~rone/Buddhism/VenHua/Chan.html

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PostPosted: Tue May 08, 2012 3:48 am 
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Will wrote:


not sure if this is in reply to my question or not, thanks if it is:) however in lieu of reading all 8,051 words on that page (and i'm sure it's great, i really enjoy his writings) could you tell me if he explains mala practice, and if so, how?

i did a ctrl+f search of the document for "mala", "beads" "mantra" and "chant" and didn't find anything about those things except a small mention of "mantra" but nothing about mala practice.


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Will wrote:


not sure if this is in reply to my question or not, thanks if it is:) however in lieu of reading all 8,051 words on that page (and i'm sure it's great, i really enjoy his writings) could you tell me if he explains mala practice, and if so, how?

i did a ctrl+f search of the document for "mala", "beads" "mantra" and "chant" and didn't find anything about those things except a small mention of "mantra" but nothing about mala practice.


Layman, no, my post had nothing to do with your question, but is just part of the thread about Master Hua.

In future try to address by name who you are asking and/or copy the post into your questioning post as you did here.

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Will wrote:
upasaka_/\_ wrote:
Will wrote:


not sure if this is in reply to my question or not, thanks if it is:) however in lieu of reading all 8,051 words on that page (and i'm sure it's great, i really enjoy his writings) could you tell me if he explains mala practice, and if so, how?

i did a ctrl+f search of the document for "mala", "beads" "mantra" and "chant" and didn't find anything about those things except a small mention of "mantra" but nothing about mala practice.


Layman, no, my post had nothing to do with your question, but is just part of the thread about Master Hua.

In future try to address by name who you are asking and/or copy the post into your questioning post as you did here.



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