Month: May 2013

Power of Medicine Buddha

The Medicine Master Sutra Thus I have heard. At one time the Bhagavan (The World Honored One, The Buddha) was travelling through many lands to transform living beings. He arrived at Vaishali and stayed beneath a grove of melodious trees. With him were eight thousand great Bhikshus and thirty-six thousand Bodhisattvas, Mahasattvas, also kings, ministers,

The Real Meaning of Pure Land

The Real Meaning of Pure Land: THE SUBSTANCE OF PURE AND IMPURE LAND All things in universe no matter worldly or non-worldly, in fine, there are two kinds, one is called material thing(material science, physical dharmas) and the other is called non-material thing(non-material science, mental dharmas). There are three kinds of kingdom in material thing,

Hua-Yen Theory

THE HUA YEN THEORY – THE ELEVATION OF SPIRIT OF BUDDHA WE try our best to describe the elevation of spirit of Buddha: As a matter of fact, it is impossible to describe the elevation of spirit of Buddha, here, we just try to give readers some ideas through four angles: Mutual Entering, Mutual Approach,

Power of Mind

IN this page we will introduce the power of our mind. FROM the experiences of Yogacara’s practitioners, we know that “Everything we can see, we can hear, we can think of in this world, are all created from our mind, the developments and activities of our mind.” Through the hard practice of deep meditation, we

Pure Land Doctrine and Practice

THE RESEARCH OF PURE LAND This is the most important doctrine in Buddhism, we wish all the practitioners could concentrate on this page and get the most benefit you can get. Good Luck. ACCOMPLISHED practitioners in history admonished us that a practitioner when study the Buddhist doctrines at the same time should match real practice,

Philosophy of Pure Land

The philosophy of Pure Land The origin of chanting name of Buddha During the time of Sakyamuni Buddha, the pupils could get all answers from Buddha directly, therefore, all pupils were easy in mind for their life of cultivation. But when Buddha liberated from existence, pupils and followers had no way to pay their respects

No Ego

WHAT IS “NO EGO”? THE theory of “No Ego” is one of the most important and basic doctrines in Buddhism, but also is one of the theories that are very hard to understand and accept. If there is no ego, who is going to get the retribution of karma (cumulations of past or present activities)

Om Mani Pedme Hum

The Benefits of Chanting OM MANI PADME HUM Lama Zopa Rinpoche [[Excerpted from Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s invitation to join the Chenrezig Institute mani retreat, composed by Rinpoche during a stay at Deer Park Buddhist Center in Madison, Wisconsin, USA in July 2000, scribed and edited by Ven. Lhundup Damchö; excerpt edited by Dr. Nick Ribush.

Talks of the Dalai Lama

DALAI LAMA’s words “My message is the practice of compassion, love, and kindness. Compassion can be put into practice if one recognizes the fact that every human being is a member of humanity and the human family regardless of differences in religion, culture, color, and creed. Deep down there is no difference.” “We should try

17th Karmapa’s talk on meat-eating

Excerpts from 17th Karmapa Ogyen Trinlay Dorje’s Talk on Meat-eating Venue: The 24th Annual Great Kagyu Monlam, Bodhgaya, India Date: January 3rd, 2007 (Full moon day) Translated simultaneously by Ringu Tulku Rinpoche ********* “There are many great masters and very great realized beings in India and there have been many great realized beings in Tibet