Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Kung Ko

Daily Recitation (Kung Ko) is the fixed number of sutras and mantras to be recited everyday. Typically, you can recite the Great Compassion Mantra (Ta Pei Chou) 3 times, Heart Sutra (Hsin Ching) 3 times, Eighty-eight Buddhas Great Repentance (Li Fo Ta Chan Hui Wen) once, and Cundi Dharani (Chun Ti Shen Chou) 21 times.
The title of each sutra and mantra is given in English, with the Wade-Giles Romanization given in brackets. It is recommended to recite the title according to the Wade-Giles Romanization or Hanyu Pinyin.
Performing Daily Recitation is as important as daily food intakes, and it is like earning an income for daily living expenses. Recitation of the Little House (Hsiao Fang Tzu) (I will explain what that is later,) on the other hand, is like making mortgage or loan repayments. Sutras and mantras recited for Daily Recitation cannot be counted towards the Little House. You need to make separate prayers for Daily Recitation and the Little House. The number of sutras and mantras recited for Daily Recitation and the Little House should also be counted separately.
It is best to say the corresponding prayers or wishes before you begin your Daily Recitation. Please limit to a maximum of 3 wishes, as making too many wishes would be an act of greed, and therefore not all of the wishes would come true.
If you are performing Daily Recitation on behalf of your family, friends or fellow Dharma cultivators, their full names[1] must be announced before you begin reciting in order for the transferring of merits to take full effect.


[1] “Full name” refers to “first name, middle name, and last name”.

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Recitations of Sutras and Mantras Great Compassion Mantra



                               Recitations of Sutras and Mantras

 Recitation of Sutras and Mantras are essential for every Buddhist. This mantra The Great Compassion Mantra is only one of the sutras you need for your Kung Ko (Collection of Sutras or Mantras you recite everyday also known as your "homework". If you have questions about this mantra or you want to recite mantras you can write a comment to me on how many times you need to recite and what you need to say as your prayer Note: the prayer mentioned below may not satisfy your needs so you need to ASK Me!!!

  Recitation of Chien Shou Chien Yan Wu Ai Ta Pei Hsin To Lo Ni, Maha Karuna Dharani in Sanskrit, or the Great Compassion Mantra (Ta Pei Chou) in short, is one of the fundamental mantras for every Buddhist, and should be included in the Daily Recitation. Some of its great powers include: fulfilling every wish of every sentient being; curing illnesses; and receiving protection and blessings from Sravakas, Pratyekabuddhas, and Dharma Protectors. By reciting this mantra everyday, you would be able to choose to be reborn into any Pure Land for your next life.
The full title of each sutra and mantra should be included each time before it is recited. Before reciting the content of the Great Compassion Mantra, you should recite its full title: Chien Shou Chien Yan Wu Ai Ta Pei Hsin To Lo Ni.
For Daily Recitation: Generally 3 or 7 times per day until the end of life; can be recited day or night. During critical times such as before and after an operation, and severe illness e.g. cancer, this mantra should be recited 21 or 49 times per day. The more times you recite it, the more effective it would be.
Prayer: Before reciting this mantra, you must say your prayer or wish as follows, “May the Great Merciful and Great Compassionate Guan Yin Bodhisattva protect and bless me, <your full name>, grant me good health, and increase my spiritual power.” If you are suffering from an illness you can also add the following, “May the Great Merciful and Great Compassionate Guan Yin Bodhisattva cure my illness in <area of illness>, and speed up the recovery.” If you have cancer, diabetes and other severe sickness YOU MUST recite the mantra at least 49 times per day. Guan Yin Bodhissatva is able to understand any language so it is ok for you to say this in any other languages.
If you don't understand Mandarin you can read the Wade Giles Romanization (under the Chinese Characters)
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Saturday, March 30, 2013

Guan Yin Citta Dharma Door




                                       Guan Yin Citta Dharma Door

          Since now you have understood the basics of Buddhism, your next step is to choose a Dharma door (you must choose a Dharma door). I recommend the Guan Yin Citta Dharma Door also known as Xing Ling Fa Men in Mandarin. Guan Yin Citta is lead by Master Lu who currently lives in Australia and is the president of the 2OR Oriental Radio Station in Sydney. Guan Yin Citta Dharma Door has 5 million followers worldwide but it is still considered not very popular among the other Dharma Doors. Guan Yin Citta Dharma Door has changed the lives of many if you think your life sucks then Guan Yin Citta Dharma Door is a solution to your problems (further information on this Dharma door will be explained in future posts.

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Six Realms of Rebirth


                                         The Six Realms of Rebirth

      There are six realms of rebirth in Buddhism and every realm involves suffering. The six realms are Hell, Hungry Ghosts, Animal, Human, Asura and the highest, the Deva Realm. Souls are born into one of these realms according to how they were like in their previous life and if they have committed many wrongdoings in their previous lives.


Hell:

Hell is the worst realms to be in. Souls there are born fully grown up and tortured physically and mentally. Hell beings are tortured in many ways. The picture below is only one of the ways of hell beings being tortured.  Hell beings do not die when get there heads cut off thus leaving them to be tortured for eternity or maybe a very long time. People are born in that realm if they have killed many people or their family members in their previous lives.


Hungry Ghosts


Hungry Ghosts are creatures with large empty bellies, pinhole mouths and throats so small that they cannot eat. People are born in that realm because of greed, envy and jealousy.


Animals

Animals do not have the ability to hear or practice the Dharma. Beings go to this realm when they were very ignorant and selfish their past lives and will drop down to the lower realms.


Humans

This is the realm you are in now. It is very important that you commit good deeds and refrain from doing wrongdoings because this realm is the realm where you are decided if you are going to be a enlightened Buddhaor an angry hell-being after you die. Keep in mind that this is the realm you can practice Buddhism the most easily. However, many people just waste the chance of being enlightened.

Asuras

Not much is known about this realm. asuras are beings that are filled with jealousy and have very bad temper. The male asuras look extremely hideous and the female asuras look extremely beautiful. Both genders of asuras love to wage war and fight. It is not really good to be in this realm even if asuras live better than humans because it is highly likely that you will be born into the animals or hungry ghost realms after you die.

Devas

This realm is the best realms you can be in. However, devas are so comfortable in that realm that they are not willing to cultivate Buddhism thus being reborn into a lower realm when they die. In the Deva realm you make yourself happy with material pleasure and forget about the Dharma. Devas can live for millions of years or even aeons! Devas also have the ability to fly by using something such as a flying chariot if they are a lower Deva or by themselves if they are higher Devas. Sadly, Devas don't live forever and can die when they use up their good karma. Souls are born there by being very generous, compassionate and have cultivated Buddhism well their previous life.












      

Monday, December 24, 2012

Basic Stuff You Need To Know

                                                       

                                                   The Goal of Buddhism

        The goal of Buddhism is to get out of the Six Realms of Rebirth by eliminating all your negative karma and   stop committing any wrongdoings. The things not to do are:

1.Refrain from killing

2.Refrain from cheating or lying

3.Refrain from stealing

4.Refrain from saying things that hurt other people

5.Refrain from taking intoxicant such as taking drugs, drinking alcohol etc.

6.Refrain from engaging in sexual misconduct or adultery

7.Refrain from being greedy

8.Refrain from being selfish


             If you achieve all of these things you can get out of the Six Realms of Rebirth unless if you still have negative karma.




                                                              The Four Noble Truth

           This is the Buddha's most important teaching

1. Life involves suffering

2.The reason for suffering is because we want things we don't have

3.The way to not suffer is to not want things

4.The way to stop wanting is to follow the Noble Eightfold Path



                    
                                                           The Noble Eightfold Path
     
      The Buddha told people to follow a special way of life called the Noble Eightfold Path.

1. Know and understand the Four Noble Truth

2. Let go of your attachments and don't harm others

3. Don't tell lies, gossip and speak kindly of others

4. Don't commit evil acts, such as stealing, killing or living an unclean life

5. Do rewarding work

6. Work for good

7. Make sure your mind keeps your senses under control

8. Practice meditation ( depends if your Dharma door tells you to )










































                                                             
                                                                 
         
                     

Monday, December 17, 2012

Introduction

                                                             
                                                              About Me


         My name is Patrick and I am a Buddhist cultivator under Master Lu's Dharma Door also known as Xing Ling Fa Men. I have been only cultivating Buddhism on that Dharma door for only 3 months and I already know a lot about Buddhism to share with all of you guys. As I devote a lot of my time to this religion, reciting sutras and Little Houses is now part of my daily life. In addition to reciting sutras etc. I now know a lot about Buddhism and wish to share with you all.  Chinese Chan Buddhism is not popular among the world religion however, Master Lu is trying very hard to promote the religion and I myself will help him promote this religion





                                                                              Master Lu 
                                                                                                                                                           
      Master Lu Jun Hong was born in 1959 and is the President and Director of 2OR Australia Oriental Radio.
Master Lu has been hosting these weekly ' The Art of Applying Comprehensive Metaphysics ' for 3 hours every week, 'Metaphysics Q and A' for 2 hours every week, 'Say it As You Wish' half an hour a week and 'Buddhism in Plain Terms' half an hour week. Master Lu has the transcendental powers of Bodhisattvas. He can perform totem enquiry by asking the person's year of birth and chinese zodiac and examine the person's totem in heaven. Based on the location, colour etc of totem he will be able to know EVERYTHING about this person's past, present and future. Master Lu urges people to refrain from committing wrongdoings, cultivate our minds and practice buddhism sincerely. Master Lu is great and is a manifestation of Guan Yin Bodhissatva. He has now about 21 million followers following his Chinese and English blogs. Here is a Video About Master Lu



                                                              Who Is Guan Yin Bodhissatva


     Guanyin is short for Guanshiyin, which means "Observing the sounds (or cries) of the world ". She is also sometimes referred as Guanyin Pusa. The Amitabha Buddha, gave her eleven heads to help her hear the cries of who are suffering. Upon hearing these cries and comprehending them, Guanyin attempted to reach out to all those needed aid, but found that her arms shattered into pieces. Once more, Amitabha came to her aid and appointed her thousand arms to let her reach out those in need. Guanyin Bodhissatva is merciful and will not rest until every soul has reached enlightenment.