In this section, except for minor changes, I will save your time by inform you what is revised and changed (I just change what made it easy for you to understand, or new Dharma discussion that is better than the old one). Don't worry because the Dharma or Buddha's teachings is the words from Buddha himself. Not from Bodhisattvas, Gods, Saints, Monks, Buddhists, etc. Buddha also said that whoever tell a lie about Buddha's teachings, also called Buddhadharma or Dharma will be reborn in hell realm. No one want to do that. I will also inform you of new updates. I hope you will learn something or many things useful from Buddhism. Happy learning and best wishes.
Namo Amitabha Buddha, in Vietnamese tradition and I think this should work for everybody too, there is a Buddhist holiday to celebrate Amitabha Buddha every year. This year, that day is on December 22, 2010. If anybody is practising Pure Land Buddhism and wish to be born in the Pure Land of Amitabha Buddha, the Land of Utmost Bliss, you should go to a temple or a monastery for chanting. If the temple or monastery doesn't celebrate Amitabha Buddha's holiday, you should chant at homethe sooner the better, as fast as one week before Amitabha Buddha's holiday happens. The Sutra for chanting is the Sutra to celebrate Amitabha Buddha, this is the best Sutra but if you don't have this Sutra you can replace with a normal Sutra used for chanting. When beginning to chant, you should say respectively to Amitabha Buddha (or Buddhas, Bodhisattvas, Patriarches, Saints, etc.) that you'd like to transfer all of merits of this chanting to Amitabha Buddha. You can also say respectively to Amitabha Buddha (or Buddhas, Bodhisattvas, Patriarches, Saints, etc.) that the reason for your chanting is to celebrate Amitabha Buddha's holiday. If you do like what I am saying, your practice of Pure Land Buddhism (or just your practice of Pure Land because Buddhism is education, not just religion; Buddhism is equality for all; Amitabha Buddha made 48 Great vows to save all sentient-beings, anybody can practise Pure Land Buddhism, not just Vietnameses or Buddhists) will be much better, less objections in about one year. I chanted the Sutra to celebrate Amitabha Buddha three days ago. I practise Buddhism, especially Pure Land for a while; Buddhas, Bodhisattvas also use clouds to instruct me so I know. Namo Amitabha Buddha.
New: You can visit this website: http://PhimPhatGiao.com to download many Buddhism videos with pretty illustrations and great translations. Most of these interesting videos have English subtitles. At the present time, you can only ask for DVD(s) of these videos if you live in one of these countries: The United States, Vietnam, Australia, New Zealand and Finland. At the present time, there are 7 total DVDs and you can visit this website for more new DVD(s) later. You should give the Vietnamese person who send you DVD(s) some money to cover the postage or more. If you live in the other countries, you can download the videos by one of two ways:
1. If your internet connection is slow or you don't want to burn videos into DVDs, you can download every episode of video that are next to the colorful covers.
2. If you have high speed internet connection, you can take time to download the ISO files. First you download small files of each title, then you use the HJ-Split.exe program to join these small files into an original ISO file. Next you use a software program to burn the original ISO file into a DVD. You can use the Nero software program or you can visit this website http://Download.com for a burning DVD software program. Click on one of the following links for download page(s):
I wish you have much more wisdom, Tinh Tam.
In recent times, when I go to the Yahoo homepage of my internet browser, I see some violence happened in some Arab countries. Shakyamuni Buddha said: "All males are my fathers in previous lives, all females are my mothers in previous lives, so I have compassion for them". Shakyamuni Buddha also said in The Universal Worthy Bodhisattva Sutra: "Everybody will be a Buddha in the future." Except for a Buddha mind (also called Buddha-nature or real mind) that everybody has, everything else is unreal including the ego (also called unreal mind) in Saha world. Time is unreal, space is unreal, six realms of sentient beings inside the cycles of death-and-rebirth like hell realm, hungry ghost realm, animal realm, human being realm (our world), asura realm and heavenly being realm (heaven or paradise) are unreal and these realms won't disappear until all sentient beings become an Arahat or better, or being born in Western Pure Land - the Land of utmost bliss - of Amitabha Buddha. These realms won't disappear until no more sentient beings are born in them again to live happily (not forever like some human being and heavenly being) because of good karmas they thought, said and did in the past or to suffer (not forever like some human being and hell being, hungry ghost, animal, asura) because of bad karmas they thought, said and did in the past. We should love each other and we shouldn't fight others for above reasons. No one can be sure no one won't hurt in a violent. No one can be sure no one won't die in a war.
If you want peace, no violence and well-being in a long term, you should recite Amitabha Buddha's name. The more times you recite Amitabha Buddha's name the better. If you want peace and no violence in an emergency, you should recite either Amitabha Buddha's name or Avolokiteshvara Bodhisattva's name sincerely. You should learn to chant too because this will help greatly. Remember to show gratitude to Buddhas and Bodhisattvas when your wishes are granted. If you want peace and well-being, you can do what Shakyamuni Buddha taught in this excerpt. Shakyamuni Buddha's teachings and all Buddhas' teachings are timeless and absolutely reliable:
Buddhist Tinh Tam, Mar 27, 2011.
New: You should visit my new Dharma website for new updates: http://NamoAmitabha.ws