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by FromTheEarth
Fri Oct 26, 2018 5:19 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: I believe the lower realms can be emptied in a day
Replies: 21
Views: 2978

Re: I believe the lower realms can be emptied in a day

In Scroll 88, Nagarjuna's Commentary on the Mahaparamitasutra (Ch. 大智度論, pinyin: Dazhidulun, T. 1509; Skt. Mahāprajñāpāramitāupadeśa), he says: [0682a22] 問曰: Question: [0682a22] 若爾者,不應有三惡道! ...if so (that the Bodhisattvas constantly come to the three lower realms and save the sentient beings there)...
by FromTheEarth
Fri Oct 26, 2018 3:15 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: I believe the lower realms can be emptied in a day
Replies: 21
Views: 2978

Re: I believe the lower realms can be emptied in a day

In Scroll 88, Nagarjuna's Commentary on the Mahaparamitasutra (Ch. 大智度論, pinyin: Dazhidulun, T. 1509; Skt. Mahāprajñāpāramitāupadeśa), he says: [0682a22] 問曰: Question: [0682a22] 若爾者,不應有三惡道! ...if so (that the Bodhisattvas constantly come to the three lower realms and save the sentient beings there),...
by FromTheEarth
Mon Oct 01, 2018 3:19 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: The third Noble Truth is
Replies: 3
Views: 628

Re: The third Noble Truth is

In one of the Chinese versions "Turning the Dharma Wheel", which should be somewhere in the Agamas but not Mahayana sutras, the three times of Buddha's turning the wheel respectively take the following form: "this is (e.g. suffering)...", "you should (e.g. eliminate the suffering)..." and "I have al...
by FromTheEarth
Sun Sep 30, 2018 11:52 pm
Forum: Tendai
Topic: The Lotus Sutra chanted by monks from the Tiantai Buddhist Studies Institute in Mandarin
Replies: 8
Views: 1744

Re: The Lotus Sutra chanted by monks from the Tiantai Buddhist Studies Institute in Mandarin

Fortyeightvows wrote: Tue Sep 25, 2018 4:22 am Well, I'm sure you know 海潮音.
Oh thanks for the explanation! I feel suddenly enlightened!
by FromTheEarth
Tue Sep 25, 2018 2:39 am
Forum: Tendai
Topic: The Lotus Sutra chanted by monks from the Tiantai Buddhist Studies Institute in Mandarin
Replies: 8
Views: 1744

Re: The Lotus Sutra chanted by monks from the Tiantai Buddhist Studies Institute in Mandarin

Hi Aryjna, it's kinda general, though in a few regions where traditional chanting in the local dialects has been preserved, you might witness quite different styles. Do you use the category like ocean chanting and mountain chanting? Hi Fortyeightvows, no. Are these categories Korean or Tibetan?
by FromTheEarth
Wed Sep 05, 2018 6:48 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Enlightenment
Replies: 32
Views: 3731

Re: Enlightenment

A personal take (of an East Asian flavor) on this issue: I think your "scary" characterization of nirvana/Enlightenment as such is (at least one of the) reason(s) why, for most Mahayana scholars, there is a need to criticize traditional doctrines of nirvana held by Theravada or sectarian scholars an...
by FromTheEarth
Sun Sep 02, 2018 3:26 pm
Forum: Tendai
Topic: Pilgrimage to Tiantai Mountain &Offering the Eng trans of MoheZhiguan to Ven. Zhiyi's Stupa)
Replies: 33
Views: 4224

Re: Pilgrimage to Tiantai Mountain &Offering the Eng trans of MoheZhiguan to Ven. Zhiyi's Stupa)

aaron_proffitt wrote: Fri Aug 24, 2018 2:44 pm How delightful! Thank you for sharing! I hope to make the trek to Tiantaishan at some point in my life :-)

You'll be happy to know I told Paul Swanson about this post. He thought it was pretty cool.

Best,

Aaron
Thank you so much Aaron!! I'm really really happy to know that!
by FromTheEarth
Sat Aug 11, 2018 4:26 pm
Forum: Tendai
Topic: The Lotus Sutra chanted by monks from the Tiantai Buddhist Studies Institute in Mandarin
Replies: 8
Views: 1744

Re: The Lotus Sutra chanted by monks from the Tiantai Buddhist Studies Institute in Mandarin

The style of chanting is the same as in a cd I have had for years. I wonder if these melodies/style of chanting as specific in Tiantai or Chinese Buddhism in general. Hi Aryjna, it's kinda general, though in a few regions where traditional chanting in the local dialects has been preserved, you migh...
by FromTheEarth
Sat Aug 11, 2018 3:27 am
Forum: Tendai
Topic: The Lotus Sutra chanted by monks from the Tiantai Buddhist Studies Institute in Mandarin
Replies: 8
Views: 1744

The Lotus Sutra chanted by monks from the Tiantai Buddhist Studies Institute in Mandarin

Hi everyone, I've just uploaded the Lotus Sutra chant by monks from the Tiantai Buddhist Studies Institute to Youtube, with the kindly permission of Dr. Cheng (see below). It is a very rare, precious edition since it is probably the first complete recording that contains the whole sutra. Not to ment...
by FromTheEarth
Fri Aug 10, 2018 10:05 pm
Forum: Tendai
Topic: Pilgrimage to Tiantai Mountain &Offering the Eng trans of MoheZhiguan to Ven. Zhiyi's Stupa)
Replies: 33
Views: 4224

Re: Pilgrimage to Tiantai Mountain &Offering the Eng trans of MoheZhiguan to Ven. Zhiyi's Stupa)

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The end with pictures of a lovely cow we encountered on the way back and its child.
by FromTheEarth
Fri Aug 10, 2018 10:03 pm
Forum: Tendai
Topic: Pilgrimage to Tiantai Mountain &Offering the Eng trans of MoheZhiguan to Ven. Zhiyi's Stupa)
Replies: 33
Views: 4224

Re: Pilgrimage to Tiantai Mountain &Offering the Eng trans of MoheZhiguan to Ven. Zhiyi's Stupa)

Nearby is one famous Daoist Temple. Just as the Guoqing Monastery is considered to be the origin of Tiantai School, the Tongbai Palace is considered to be one of the origin places of the Quanzhen Daoism. IMG_20160610_161122.jpg IMG_20160610_144147.jpg The Tongbai Palaces (Daoist temples.) IMG_201606...
by FromTheEarth
Fri Aug 10, 2018 9:58 pm
Forum: Tendai
Topic: Pilgrimage to Tiantai Mountain &Offering the Eng trans of MoheZhiguan to Ven. Zhiyi's Stupa)
Replies: 33
Views: 4224

Re: Pilgrimage to Tiantai Mountain &Offering the Eng trans of MoheZhiguan to Ven. Zhiyi's Stupa)

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The Sui Pagoda.
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Paddy fields again. You may see the water buffaloes.
by FromTheEarth
Fri Aug 10, 2018 9:56 pm
Forum: Tendai
Topic: Pilgrimage to Tiantai Mountain &Offering the Eng trans of MoheZhiguan to Ven. Zhiyi's Stupa)
Replies: 33
Views: 4224

Re: Pilgrimage to Tiantai Mountain &Offering the Eng trans of MoheZhiguan to Ven. Zhiyi's Stupa)

Gaoming Monastery is also on the mountain, not far from Ven. Zhiyi's Stupa. The transportation is somehow inconvenient unless you're accustomed to climbing the mountains. IMG_20160610_132540.jpg Finally we returned to Guoqing Monastery before leaving the mountain. Here is the Lecture Hall at Guoqing...
by FromTheEarth
Fri Aug 10, 2018 9:30 pm
Forum: Tendai
Topic: Pilgrimage to Tiantai Mountain &Offering the Eng trans of MoheZhiguan to Ven. Zhiyi's Stupa)
Replies: 33
Views: 4224

Re: Pilgrimage to Tiantai Mountain &Offering the Eng trans of MoheZhiguan to Ven. Zhiyi's Stupa)

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In the Main Hall.
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Scene from the residence for lay people.
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The Ksitigarbha Hall.
by FromTheEarth
Fri Aug 10, 2018 9:26 pm
Forum: Tendai
Topic: Pilgrimage to Tiantai Mountain &Offering the Eng trans of MoheZhiguan to Ven. Zhiyi's Stupa)
Replies: 33
Views: 4224

Re: Pilgrimage to Tiantai Mountain &Offering the Eng trans of MoheZhiguan to Ven. Zhiyi's Stupa)

IMG_20160609_143654.jpg IMG_20160609_143709.jpg When we arrived, the monastery was holding a 7-day Liberation Rite of Water and Land (see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Liberation_Rite_of_Water_and_Land ). This rite is supposed to be the longest and the most highly-ranked religious service in Chines...
by FromTheEarth
Fri Aug 10, 2018 9:08 pm
Forum: Tendai
Topic: Pilgrimage to Tiantai Mountain &Offering the Eng trans of MoheZhiguan to Ven. Zhiyi's Stupa)
Replies: 33
Views: 4224

Re: Pilgrimage to Tiantai Mountain &Offering the Eng trans of MoheZhiguan to Ven. Zhiyi's Stupa)

In the valley aforementioned is the Gaoming Monastery, which originally was established by Ven. Zhiyi. The wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gaoming_Temple IMG_20160609_142700.jpg On the screen wall are the four words 正法久住 carved, which literally mean "May the Dharma be longstanding." IMG_20160609...
by FromTheEarth
Fri Aug 10, 2018 7:39 pm
Forum: Tendai
Topic: Pilgrimage to Tiantai Mountain &Offering the Eng trans of MoheZhiguan to Ven. Zhiyi's Stupa)
Replies: 33
Views: 4224

Re: Pilgrimage to Tiantai Mountain &Offering the Eng trans of MoheZhiguan to Ven. Zhiyi's Stupa)

This thread has been useful for my upcoming plans to start a next wave of pilgrimage plans in China. On another note, from my past experience of visiting various Confucianist, Daoist and Buddhist temples in China, I was wondering on how did you managed to snap photos in the inner sanctum areas? Unl...
by FromTheEarth
Fri Aug 10, 2018 3:46 am
Forum: Sūtra Studies
Topic: Lotus Sutra Media
Replies: 2
Views: 767

Re: Lotus Sutra Media

Thank you for sharing!
Knowing Tibetan masters, e.g. Tsongkhapa, Mipham etc., quoted the Lotus Sutra in their works, I have rarely seen Tibetan teachers explain or teach the sutra by itself (probably due to their focus on abhidharma and treatises). A refreshing experience!
by FromTheEarth
Thu Aug 09, 2018 10:11 pm
Forum: Tendai
Topic: Pilgrimage to Tiantai Mountain &Offering the Eng trans of MoheZhiguan to Ven. Zhiyi's Stupa)
Replies: 33
Views: 4224

Re: Pilgrimage to Tiantai Mountain &Offering the Eng trans of MoheZhiguan to Ven. Zhiyi's Stupa)

IMG_20160610_114856.jpg Not far from the stupa is the huge rock where Zhiyi and his disciples often gathered. On this rock, Zhiyi would lecture on the sutras and solve the questions raised by the disciples. IMG_20160610_115751.jpg On the rock, one may see a valley and a creek. The creek is called Y...
by FromTheEarth
Thu Aug 09, 2018 10:01 pm
Forum: Tendai
Topic: Pilgrimage to Tiantai Mountain &Offering the Eng trans of MoheZhiguan to Ven. Zhiyi's Stupa)
Replies: 33
Views: 4224

Re: Pilgrimage to Tiantai Mountain &Offering the Eng trans of MoheZhiguan to Ven. Zhiyi's Stupa)

IMG_20160610_113422.jpg Not far from the Stupa Hall is the Prajna Stupa established by the Japanese Tendai School situated. IMG_20160610_113919.jpg IMG_20160610_113906.jpg Also the monuments of 灌頂 Guan'ding, the recorder of Zhiyi's teachings, 湛然 Zhan'ran who revived the Tiantai School in the 8th ce...

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