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by Manjidharma
Sat Oct 15, 2022 11:45 am
Forum: Sūtra Studies
Topic: Ratnadārikā Sūtra — Buddha's 32 marks actually 34
Replies: 4
Views: 294

Re: Ratnadārikā Sūtra — Buddha's 32 marks actually 34

Wow, DR's Chinese is a lot harder to decipher! I initially never expected any list to be the same. I was surprised how similar it seemed when I tried to compare with one I had recently read, but seeing that DR list I have to conclude my initial instinct was right. Still it is strange that neither tr...
by Manjidharma
Mon Oct 10, 2022 6:34 pm
Forum: Sūtra Studies
Topic: Ratnadārikā Sūtra — Buddha's 32 marks actually 34
Replies: 4
Views: 294

Re: Ratnadārikā Sūtra — Buddha's 32 marks actually 34

Hello. First I want to say thank you for working on translating the Mahāsaṃnipāta. I bought both of your other two translations from Lulu, and I'm really excited to see you finish this one. I didn't think I could help with this issue, but I happened to be reading the Mahāprajñāpāramitāśāstra that's ...
by Manjidharma
Mon Apr 18, 2022 6:13 pm
Forum: Sūtra Studies
Topic: Lotus Sutra - Buddha Rebirth?
Replies: 14
Views: 582

Re: Lotus Sutra - Buddha Rebirth?

It actually fits perfectly with Trikaya - Gautama is nirmakaya, Shakyamuni who teaches this doctrine of boundlessness is sambhogakaya, and the the reality of the boundless buddha is dharmakaya... I guess what I thought is that basically Dharmakaya is the undying aspect, whereas Nirmanakaya is the d...
by Manjidharma
Sun Apr 17, 2022 12:38 pm
Forum: Sūtra Studies
Topic: Lotus Sutra - Buddha Rebirth?
Replies: 14
Views: 582

Re: Lotus Sutra - Buddha Rebirth?

Do you know off the top of your head which chapter? It's mostly in chapter 16. So having finished it, I would say the overall message or theme is that Buddhas don't die. Which I can see being quite a powerful message for people practicing praise and devotion. But, I actually don't think it fits in ...
by Manjidharma
Fri Apr 15, 2022 3:46 pm
Forum: Sūtra Studies
Topic: Lotus Sutra - Buddha Rebirth?
Replies: 14
Views: 582

Re: Lotus Sutra - Buddha Rebirth?

I realized as soon as I posted, that I should have finished reading it before asking questions, but I am already aware of the Trikaya concept. I think what really surprises me is simply the buddha's use of " I ". I always viewed it as from an ultimate reality perspective all Buddhas are a ...
by Manjidharma
Fri Apr 15, 2022 4:30 am
Forum: Sūtra Studies
Topic: Lotus Sutra - Buddha Rebirth?
Replies: 14
Views: 582

Lotus Sutra - Buddha Rebirth?

Hello, I'm a relatively new Buddhist, and have been reading heavily for the last four months or so. With the reputation the Lotus Sutra has, I figured I should get a grounding in other things first, but have now begun reading it. I realize the contentious nature of Tathagatagarbha/Buddha-nature teac...

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