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by Kaji
Tue Nov 06, 2012 8:15 am
Forum: Language
Topic: Translate Chinese Passage
Replies: 4
Views: 1686

Re: Translate Chinese Passage

Do you still need help with the translation of the passage? Thanks for offering to help, and sorry for the late response (I have not been around for some time). I don't think Banthe need that anymore, but it will be great if can you post your transalation here for everyone's benefit too. I don't ha...
by Kaji
Mon Nov 05, 2012 11:40 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Lotus Sutra Dharani
Replies: 14
Views: 4439

Re: Lotus Sutra Dharani

Kaji, How famous is Lotus Dharani amongst East Asians compared to Casket Seal Dharani and Mahacundi Dharani? Do you have any commentary on Lotus Dharani? Since other Dharanis are more famous amongst the Chinese, Taiwanese and Japanese, I guess Lotus Dharani must be one of the more difficult ones wh...
by Kaji
Mon Nov 05, 2012 7:28 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Lotus Sutra Dharani
Replies: 14
Views: 4439

Re: Lotus Sutra Dharani

Hi Kaji, I was referring to the following dharani from chapter 21: " And the giantesses all simultaneously and in a chorus gave to the Lord the following words of spells: iti me, iti me, iti me, iti me, iti me; nime nime nime nime nime; ruhe ruhe ruhe ruhe ruhe; stuhe stuhe stuhe stuhe stuhe, svâhâ...
by Kaji
Sun Nov 04, 2012 12:17 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Lotus Sutra Dharani
Replies: 14
Views: 4439

Re: Lotus Sutra Dharani

Does anyone practice and uphold the Lotus Sutra Dharani here? I am fascinated with these cryptic Dharanis in the 21st chapter of the Lotus sutra because they do not make any sense even in Sanskrit unlike other Dharanis from other Sutras which have literal meanings and which can be translated into o...
by Kaji
Fri Nov 02, 2012 5:21 am
Forum: Pure Land
Topic: Amitabha buddha - a personal experience
Replies: 49
Views: 14750

Re: Amitabha buddha - a personal experience

sinweiy wrote:while the clever one think too much wandering thoughts. 聪明反被聪明误. blind by own arrogance.
Or rather, blinded by own cleverness.

Some information on the Kālāma Sūtra:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kalama_Sutta" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
by Kaji
Thu Nov 01, 2012 5:01 am
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: Identify this Dharani? Sanskrit/Chinese
Replies: 13
Views: 3433

Re: Identify this Dharani? Sanskrit/Chinese

Do you mean the link isn't working for you? Here is an extract of the text that might be relevant to your interest (sorry to those who cannot read Chinese): 恭制宝箧印塔应选用的如法材料. 首先,据世尊在大正新修大藏经,乾隆大藏经和杭州雷锋塔出土的宝箧印陀罗尼经里的明确开示,恭制宝箧印塔应选用的如法材料,是只有金银铜土石木这六种的.在这个版本的宝箧印陀罗尼经中,除了这六种材料以外,在整篇经文里,再也没有提及有其它随力所办的材料可造宝箧印塔的...
by Kaji
Wed Oct 31, 2012 2:04 pm
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: Identify this Dharani? Sanskrit/Chinese
Replies: 13
Views: 3433

Re: Identify this Dharani? Sanskrit/Chinese

I've just come across this forum post (in Chinese):
http://www.bskk.com/forum.php?mod=viewt ... pos=1&ext=" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
by Kaji
Sun Oct 28, 2012 3:46 am
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: Identify this Dharani? Sanskrit/Chinese
Replies: 13
Views: 3433

Re: Identify this Dharani? Sanskrit/Chinese

Sometimes, with all of the attention to proper ritual procedures, ceremonies, chants, etc that some schools practice, I think to myself: "If it's simple and if it's done by me, it probably won't work; even with the proper intention, if this-and-this material is not selected on such-and-such a day, ...
by Kaji
Fri Oct 26, 2012 3:21 am
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: Identify this Dharani? Sanskrit/Chinese
Replies: 13
Views: 3433

Re: Identify this Dharani? Sanskrit/Chinese

From what I see, all we need to do is make any style of stupa, and then just put the mantra inside? No need to invite a Dharma Master to preside over the building? Is it really that simple? (I fear my understanding is not enough...) This is how I see it. If you could take the stupa to a Dharma Mast...
by Kaji
Fri Oct 26, 2012 3:11 am
Forum: Pure Land
Topic: Amitabha buddha - a personal experience
Replies: 49
Views: 14750

Re: Amitabha buddha - a personal experience

I don;t really remember what I am going to ask originally but anyway if this pure land which seems like a shortcut ,why Shakyamuni buddha did not emphasize it and most of the information about this can only be found in Mahayana sutras which are kept hidden from us for a certain period of time which...
by Kaji
Thu Oct 25, 2012 4:53 am
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: Identify this Dharani? Sanskrit/Chinese
Replies: 13
Views: 3433

Re: Identify this Dharani? Sanskrit/Chinese

May I ask, are there instructions for making a stupa either in Chinese or English? Thanks! I know of two types of Casket Seal stupa - the five-element style and the Ashoka style. The below linked materials are all in Chinese. If anyone who cannot read Chinese would like a summarised translation for...
by Kaji
Tue Oct 16, 2012 4:55 am
Forum: Sūtra Studies
Topic: Request for Sutra References
Replies: 9
Views: 2434

Re: Request for Sutra References

I have a request from a monk which I hope people here can help me with: Anyway, I was wondering if you could find me any Mahayana text on (1) familial love (parents to children, children to parents, etc) (2) kindness to animals and (3) strangers, i.e. hospitality. I know that there is at least one ...
by Kaji
Tue Oct 16, 2012 4:41 am
Forum: Pure Land
Topic: Halo During Amitabha Retreat
Replies: 50
Views: 12291

Re: Halo During Amitabha Retreat

I think a better way to understand this is that the practitioners who saw what they believed to be a halo is a sign of progress in their personal practice. Master Kuang Chin said: Whatever circumstances we run into, our first thought should always be "reciting the name of the Buddha", nothing else....
by Kaji
Wed Oct 10, 2012 5:43 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Cundi Practice
Replies: 12
Views: 9399

Re: Cundi Practice

In Chinese Esoteric Buddhism, Cundi practice is quite widely known and practised. One of its features that is particularly appealing to some is it does not require the practitioner to refrain from eating meat and eggs, eating the five pungent vegetables, drinking alcohol, having a sexual relationshi...
by Kaji
Wed Oct 10, 2012 9:20 am
Forum: Pure Land
Topic: Halo During Amitabha Retreat
Replies: 50
Views: 12291

Re: Halo During Amitabha Retreat

A rainbow forming a complete circle - that is the sign of Skanda Bodhisattva. :namaste:
by Kaji
Fri Oct 05, 2012 10:51 am
Forum: Prayers and Aspirations
Topic: Please chant for my college education
Replies: 4
Views: 1280

Re: Please chant for my college education

Transferring to your way some merit from reciting the Casket Seal Dharani, all the best!
by Kaji
Thu Oct 04, 2012 3:19 pm
Forum: Pure Land
Topic: Maitreya's Pure Land?
Replies: 22
Views: 6472

Re: Maitreya's Pure Land?

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 guar...
by Kaji
Thu Oct 04, 2012 7:36 am
Forum: Pure Land
Topic: Maitreya's Pure Land?
Replies: 22
Views: 6472

Re: Maitreya's Pure Land?

Hmmm I reckon Amitabha's Pure Land still the easiest one to get to. That view is shared by Vasubandhu Bodhisattva, who originally followed Maitreya's Pure Land practice. Source? Volume 5 of the Great Tang Records on the Western Regions, by Xuanzang - the story of the three brothers Asanga, Vasuband...
by Kaji
Thu Oct 04, 2012 3:13 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Why is Tibetan Buddhism more popular?
Replies: 150
Views: 27206

Re: Why is Tibetan Buddhism more popular?

Yes - materialism is completely baseless, groundless. However, I believe that it is not merely a philosophy or ideology, but an expression of our psychological condition in the contemporary world, in the same way that philosophies of the past were expressions of their own material and existential c...
by Kaji
Thu Oct 04, 2012 2:41 am
Forum: Pure Land
Topic: Maitreya's Pure Land?
Replies: 22
Views: 6472

Re: Maitreya's Pure Land?

Nighthawk wrote:Hmmm I reckon Amitabha's Pure Land still the easiest one to get to.
That view is shared by Vasubandhu Bodhisattva, who originally followed Maitreya's Pure Land practice.

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