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Originally posted by markwu at 2007-3-23 23:12
One should distinguish between praying to the memory of a deity, praying to the spirit of the deity, and praying to a man-made creation of the deity.
If for instance we pray to the Buddha, are w ...
FRom the Prajna Parimita i read recently, the phrase think of
NO Self, no others, no living beings, no life was repeated a number of times.
After thinking thru above words, i get the correct meanings.It further adds if there are no others, what is there to be angry about. i could say that once a chinese tickled me u being a buddhists but behave angrily, i smiled that night with a host od Buddhas smiling with me!!!!
One must carry the dharma with one's own dharma body!!!
No one can carry for them. So if one prays,bow, one purifies one own body.
This is what it means the act of praying.
& yr san-kern will grow longer.
(if people don't hv san-kern, that's why the remains atheists,etc.....)
The statues of Buddhas??
Those statues i read is for concentration of mind.
If one looks at them gently, one will find one mind will focus properly.
It is also stated repeated in meditations note concentrations....
if u hv written in mandarin, ia am lost how to reply to you!!!
again back to the beginning, if one can grasp the mountains in taiyuan or elsewhere into one minds, one can be a Buddha. Of course we know the mountian cannot fit in physically into our small body. That is why the dharma body is known as big body!!!!
[ Last edited by caringhk at 2007-3-27 05:25 PM ]