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by Nicholas
Fri Jul 27, 2018 7:56 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Greetings all
Replies: 10
Views: 1505

Re: Fare Thee Well

Not been very active here, too much of what Master Hua called 'head talking Zen', which often devolves into heat not light.

Anyway, I am too foolish to be of help - so Fare Thee Well all - may bodhicitta guide you always!
by Nicholas
Mon Jun 25, 2018 3:19 pm
Forum: Zen Buddhism
Topic: Translation of Sunyata
Replies: 13
Views: 888

Re: Translation of Sunyata

Depends on what one is relying on. All four are good, yet being open to the higher possibilities is better. The Catuhpratisarana Sutra outlines the four reliances: Rely on the Dharma, not on the teacher Rely on the meaning, not the letter Rely on the definitive meaning (nitartha), not on the provisi...
by Nicholas
Sat Feb 24, 2018 5:43 pm
Forum: Zen Events
Topic: Call for events
Replies: 1
Views: 384

Re: Call for events

Not every event for 2018 is strictly Chan, but should be of interest to many Mahayana folk, especially those living on the West Coast USA:

http://www.cttbusa.org/news/cttbnews.asp
by Nicholas
Fri Feb 23, 2018 4:53 pm
Forum: Zen People
Topic: Master Hsuan Hua
Replies: 10
Views: 1201

Re: Master Hsuan Hua

Now, 23 Feb. - http://www.cttbusa.org is back online.
by Nicholas
Thu Feb 22, 2018 8:41 pm
Forum: Zen People
Topic: Master Hsuan Hua
Replies: 10
Views: 1201

Re: Master Hsuan Hua

As of 22 Feb. 2018 the CTTB site has been down for a couple of days. Do not know why.

http://www.cttbusa.org
by Nicholas
Tue Feb 20, 2018 7:17 pm
Forum: Zen People
Topic: Master Hsuan Hua
Replies: 10
Views: 1201

Re: Master Hsuan Hua

More info on the project... http://www.cttbearthstore.org Update - construction on the Ksitigarbha Hall will begin in May 2018 and hopefully be finished by May or June of 2019. Donations are welcome; make check out to DRBA & put in the Memo space (lower left), Earth Store Project. Please mail your ...
by Nicholas
Sun Feb 18, 2018 4:00 pm
Forum: Zen People
Topic: Master Hsuan Hua
Replies: 10
Views: 1201

Re: Master Hsuan Hua

More info on the project... the Chan staff article (Dharma Instruments) was interesting...

http://www.cttbearthstore.org
by Nicholas
Sun Feb 18, 2018 4:23 am
Forum: Zen People
Topic: Master Hsuan Hua
Replies: 10
Views: 1201

Re: Master Hsuan Hua

January 2018- not installed yet...


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by Nicholas
Sun Feb 18, 2018 4:12 am
Forum: Zen People
Topic: Master Hsuan Hua
Replies: 10
Views: 1201

Re: Master Hsuan Hua

An old disciple of Master Hua is Alan Nicholson, he is involved in getting the new statue of Earth Store Bodhisattva at City of 10000 Buddhas. Here he shares a memory... from Vajra Bodhi Sea magazine, Jan. 2017 I want to tell you a little story about myself. When I was much younger, I was living in ...
by Nicholas
Tue Feb 06, 2018 1:38 am
Forum: Resources
Topic: Indra's Net/Writings of Ven Fǎzàng
Replies: 6
Views: 667

Re: Indra's Net/Writings of Ven Fǎzàng

I am also particularly wondering if anyone has recommendations for literature concerning Indra's Net & the Golden Lion, related to the above. Thank you all for your time. Here is the Golden Lion - http://www.cttbusa.org/prologue/prologue_door1_26.asp And here he is on the 12 Gate Treatise : https:/...
by Nicholas
Sat Jan 27, 2018 4:08 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Words of Wisdom
Replies: 135
Views: 8231

Re: Words of Wisdom

A norm means an enduring standard. It is a law of nature, which we ignore at our peril. It is a rule of human conduct and a measure of public virtue. The norm does not signify the average, the median, the mean, the mediocre. The norm is not the conduct of the average sensual man. A norm is not simp...
by Nicholas
Fri Jan 26, 2018 5:32 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Words of Wisdom
Replies: 135
Views: 8231

Words of Wisdom

To reform a world, to reform a nation, no wise man will undertake; and all but foolish men know, that the only solid, though a far slower reformation, is what each begins and perfects on himself.
—Thomas Carlyle, Past and Present
by Nicholas
Thu Jan 25, 2018 12:16 am
Forum: Resources
Topic: BDK's books & PDF's
Replies: 4
Views: 621

Re: BDK's books & PDF's

Every one of their books are now in pdf and as usual, for free:

http://www.bdkamerica.org/blog/all-volu ... lable-pdfs
by Nicholas
Wed Jan 17, 2018 10:15 pm
Forum: Beginners Space
Topic: Manjushri's Advice
Replies: 2
Views: 399

Re: Manjushri's Advice

In taking refuge with the Buddha, I vow that sentient beings Will perpetuate the Buddhas’ lineage, And bring forth the unsurpassed resolve. In taking refuge with the Dharma, I vow that sentient beings Will deeply enter the Sutra Treasury, And have wisdom like the sea. In taking refuge with the Sang...
by Nicholas
Tue Jan 16, 2018 6:43 pm
Forum: Beginners Space
Topic: Manjushri's Advice
Replies: 2
Views: 399

Re: Manjushri's Advice

More verses to ponder & practice with: When I have something to give, I vow that sentient beings Will be able to renounce everything, Without any love or attachment in their minds. In a gathering of multitudes, I vow that sentient beings Will renounce the multiplicity of dharmas , And accomplish All...
by Nicholas
Tue Jan 16, 2018 5:30 pm
Forum: Support, Suggestions
Topic: The “Post a New Topic” Area
Replies: 1
Views: 404

Re: The “Post a New Topic” Area

In the place we have to post and reply to posts there is a blank and empty box, to the left of all the smilies. There is a large space below this box, maybe because of all these smilies. Would it be possible to expand the writing box into the space below it so that, while writing, we would have mor...
by Nicholas
Tue Jan 16, 2018 2:37 pm
Forum: Beginners Space
Topic: Manjushri's Advice
Replies: 2
Views: 399

Manjushri's Advice

The Purification chapter of the Avatamsaka Sutra (ch. 11) has well over 100 pithy verses, many of which can be used by lay bodhisattva aspirants: http://www.cttbusa.org/avatamsaka/avatamsaka11.asp A few examples: A Bodhisattva of the lay life, Should vow that sentient beings Will realize the empty n...
by Nicholas
Tue Jan 16, 2018 1:53 am
Forum: Zen Buddhism
Topic: Daily chanting/recitation...what do you do?
Replies: 8
Views: 995

Re: Daily chanting/recitation...what do you do?

Not every day is identical, I spent three weeks or so slowly reciting and adapting for a single lay person, the Emperor Liang Repentance ritual. I do some recitation and or study every day and always dedicate all merit to helping beings on their way toward buddhahood. A question Meido, about your #2...