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Master Hsuan Hua

Post by Nicholas » Sat Nov 25, 2017 2:34 pm

Whatever one frequently thinks and ponders upon, that will become the inclination of his mind. -- MN 19

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Re: Master Hsuan Hua

Post by Nicholas » Mon Nov 27, 2017 3:49 pm

His Chan teachings distilled into a book:

http://longbeachmonastery.org/the_chan_handbook.pdf
Whatever one frequently thinks and ponders upon, that will become the inclination of his mind. -- MN 19

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Re: Master Hsuan Hua

Post by Nicholas » Sun Jan 07, 2018 3:34 pm

A talk by Elder Master De Ching Hsu Yun of Jen
Ru Monastery, on Yun Ju mountain, in the
province of Jiang-Xi, the Forty-fourth Patriarch
in India, the Seventeenth Patriarch in China, and
the Eight Patriarch in the Wei Yang Lineage.

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Sentient beings need only wish not to revolve continually
in the cycle of the four types of rebirth in the six realms of
existence, where they are always sinking in the sea of suffering.
If sentient beings wish to become Buddhas and to attain
the eternity, joy, true self, and purity of nirvana, then they
should truly and sincerely believe in the Buddha’s teachings,
put everything down, and stop having thoughts of good or
evil. By doing that, each of us can become Buddhas. All Buddhas
and Bodhisattvas, as well as all patriarchs through the
ages, have vowed to save all sentient beings. This is not without
basis or evidence. They did not make great vows for nothing,
nor were they engaging in false speech.
Excerpt from the Chan Handbook, xv-xvi
Whatever one frequently thinks and ponders upon, that will become the inclination of his mind. -- MN 19

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Re: Master Hsuan Hua

Post by Nicholas » Sun Feb 18, 2018 4:12 am

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 Gold Mountain Monastery in San Francisco. The Venerable
Master was living just a few doors from where my room was. My father had
recently died and I was reciting the Earth Store Sutra daily. It says in the
sutra that if you recite the sutra with a sincere heart, Earth Store Bodhisattva
will come and take you to your parents, so you can see where they are and
pay respect to them.

Every day I recited the sutra and after 14 days Earth Store Bodhisattva
came. Earth Store Bodhisattva doesn’t talk the way we talk. It’s a mind-to-mind
communication, so Earth Store Bodhisattva said “Come with me.”
We then flew up into the sky and came to where my father was. Speaking
to your parents after they have been dead for several weeks is a very strange
experience although, at the same time, it seemed very normal. When
Bodhisattvas work with us, the most unusual things can seem to be very
ordinary. I asked my father how he was and he said he was fine. After some
small talk, Earth Store Bodhisattva said it was time to go back. We then flew
up into the air and went back to the monastery.

It was not like a dream; nor like a meditation state or vision; it was
another experience which is hard to describe. When I came out of this
state, I went to tell Shifu what happened. The funny thing about this is the
whole time I was with Earth Store Bodhisattva, I had the feeling that Earth
Store Bodhisattva was just like Master Hua. I told Shifu what happened
and mentioned he looked a lot like Earth Store Bodhisattva. The Master
just smiled a big smile and gave a typical sigh “Ahh,” and said, “just keep
working.” That was all he told me. After that, I always felt a special affinity
with Earth Store Bodhisattva.
Whatever one frequently thinks and ponders upon, that will become the inclination of his mind. -- MN 19

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Re: Master Hsuan Hua

Post by Nicholas » Sun Feb 18, 2018 4:23 am

January 2018- not installed yet...


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Re: Master Hsuan Hua

Post by Nicholas » Sun Feb 18, 2018 4:00 pm

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

http://www.cttbearthstore.org
Whatever one frequently thinks and ponders upon, that will become the inclination of his mind. -- MN 19

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Re: Master Hsuan Hua

Post by fuki » Mon Feb 19, 2018 1:48 pm

Nicholas wrote:
Mon Nov 27, 2017 3:49 pm
His Chan teachings distilled into a book:

http://longbeachmonastery.org/the_chan_handbook.pdf
Thank you, I've copied the link in the thread "various ch'an resources"
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https://meldpuntbg.nl/

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Re: Master Hsuan Hua

Post by Nicholas » Tue Feb 20, 2018 7:17 pm

Nicholas wrote:
Sun Feb 18, 2018 4:00 pm
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 check to:

CTTB
2001 Talmage Road
Ukiah, CA 95482
Attn: Priscilla Yeh
Whatever one frequently thinks and ponders upon, that will become the inclination of his mind. -- MN 19

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Re: Master Hsuan Hua

Post by Nicholas » Thu Feb 22, 2018 8:41 pm

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

http://www.cttbusa.org
Whatever one frequently thinks and ponders upon, that will become the inclination of his mind. -- MN 19

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Re: Master Hsuan Hua

Post by Nicholas » Fri Feb 23, 2018 4:53 pm

Now, 23 Feb. - http://www.cttbusa.org is back online.
Whatever one frequently thinks and ponders upon, that will become the inclination of his mind. -- MN 19

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Re: Master Hsuan Hua

Post by WhipItGouda » Wed Mar 21, 2018 11:05 pm

Master Hsuan Hua is really something special. I enjoy reading his sutra commentaries. Hank you for posting this thread.
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