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His Holiness Marpa Lotsawa (vegetarian): Remarkable Tibetan Buddhist Master, Part 1 of 4

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His Holiness Marpa Lotsawa (vegetarian): Remarkable Tibetan Buddhist Master, Part 1 of 4

Marpa the Translator, or Marpa Lotsawa in Tibetan, is one of the most renowned Saints in Tibetan Buddhist history. A great Master and scholar, Marpa Lotsawa was a founding father of the kagyu tradition of Tibetan Buddhism. He was a disciple of the great Indian Buddhist yogi, mystic, and Master, Mahasiddha Sri Naropa. Marpa Lotsawa brought many Vajrayana and Mahamudra teachings from India to Tibet and translated them into Tibetan. Born Tarma Wangchuk in Lhodrak Chukhyer, southern Tibet, to wealthy landowners and farmers, Master Marpa was the youngest of four children. He was a very energetic child. To obtain the Dharma, He had to make long and dangerous trips to India against the wishes of His parents and relatives. Therefore, Naropa immediately welcomed Marpa to assume the role of His future lineage holder. Marpa was given abhisekas.
Life of a Saint
2020-01-12   115 Views
Life of a Saint
2020-01-12

The Venerated Master Nguyễn Thành Nam: Founder of Coconut Buddhism, Part 2 of 2 (INT)

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The Venerated Master Nguyễn Thành Nam: Founder of Coconut Buddhism, Part 2 of 2 (INT)

After becoming a renunciate in 1945, Master Nguyễn Thành Nam was always diligent in His meditation. He said: “You need to meditate every day to open your wisdom quickly. Practicing as such, you will gradually progress, and will also have the opportunity to meet an enlightened Master who will guide you.” With deep respect for the peaceful way of living, Master Nguyễn Thành Nam insisted that people be vegan, lead a virtuous life, and love one another. Master Nguyễn Thành Nam predicted that a Buddha will come to Earth to save the world and its citizens. Master Nguyễn Thành Nam also made the prediction that the world would enter a Golden Age after a Buddha is born in the country of Âu Lạc. Based on His disciples’ words, before leaving this world, Master Nguyễn Thành Nam again instructed all His devotees to be vegan in order to avoid destruction. He left them with these words: “…You should practice spiritually without any delay Otherwise, when the end comes, do not complain why Heaven hears not your prayer. It is because you do not believe to practice Or you practice spiritually, but do not keep the vegan diet.”
Life of a Saint
2019-12-23   145 Views
Life of a Saint
2019-12-23

The Venerated Master Nguyễn Thành Nam: Founder of Coconut Buddhism, Part 1 of 2 (INT)

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The Venerated Master Nguyễn Thành Nam: Founder of Coconut Buddhism, Part 1 of 2 (INT)

Master Nguyễn Thành Nam was born in 1909 in Bến Tre City to a well-to-do household. In 1945, with His family’s permission, He renounced world life. In 1950, Master Nguyễn Thành Nam went to Phước Thạnh Commune and constructed the Eight-Trigrams Tower that was about 14 meters (46feet) high. Every night, Master Nguyễn Thành Nam sat and meditated at the top of the tower. He lived on fruits and drank coconut juice. In 1964, He went to Cồn Phụng Island in Bến Tre Province and built the Âu Lạc Buddha Temple where Coconut Buddhism first began. He always advised people to be vegetarian, do good deeds, and pray for world peace.
Life of a Saint
2019-12-20   159 Views
Life of a Saint
2019-12-20

The Venerated Dazu Huike (vegan): Zen Dharma Lineage Protector, Part 3 of 3

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The Venerated Dazu Huike (vegan): Zen Dharma Lineage Protector, Part 3 of 3

While Dazu Huike continued to give discourses everywhere, Sengcan followed His Master’s instructions and left the city. He headed south, hiding in the Wan Gong Mountains of Shuzhou. Afterwards, Dazu Huike returned to the city of Ye. Many of those who had affinity with Him came to take refuge in His teachings and became His disciples. A number of the rich and affluent in the city were very jealous and fearful of the Venerated Patriarh. Dazu Huike had to change His course of action to maintain His safety. He disguised Himself and acted like a madman, travelling to wherever the people gathered in order to expound the Dharma. Occasionally, He would even stay overnight in butcher shops to try to persuade the people to stop killing, and every now and then He would spend the night in the wild. At the age of 107, the Venerated Dazu Huike selflessly passed away to Nirvana. His immense sacrifice and steadfast conviction in spreading the Dharma continues to inspire and touch the hearts of truth seekers to this day.
Life of a Saint
2019-11-17   348 Views
Life of a Saint
2019-11-17

The Venerated Dazu Huike (vegan): Zen Dharma Lineage Protector, Part 2 of 3

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The Venerated Dazu Huike (vegan): Zen Dharma Lineage Protector, Part 2 of 3

Seeing that Shenguang was determined to seek the Truth, Bodhidharma accepted Him as a disciple and changed His name to Huike. Huike studied for six years under Bodhidharma. On the day Bodhidharma prepared to pass on the mantle to His successor, He had His four main disciples report their understandings of the practice. After Dazu Huike answered the Patriarch’s question with silence, Bodhidharma earnestly told Him, “In the past, Shakyamuni Buddha passed down the Supreme Method to Mahākāśyapa. It has then gone through many generations before it was passed down to me. Now, I pass it to you.” Having received the mantle, Dazu Huike became the second Patriarch of Chinese Zen. As per the Venerated Patriarch Bodhidharma’s instructions, Dazu Huike practiced for 40 years in Seclusion before He risked His safety and went out. He first gave discourses at Shaolin Temple. In 582 A.D., Dazu Huike passed down the mantle, robe, bowl, and sutras to Jianzhi Sengcan in Sikong Mountain.
Life of a Saint
2019-11-10   1867 Views
Life of a Saint
2019-11-10

The Venerated Dazu Huike (vegan): Zen Dharma Lineage Protector, Part 1 of 3

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The Venerated Dazu Huike (vegan): Zen Dharma Lineage Protector, Part 1 of 3

The Venerated Dazu Huike, the Second Chinese Patriarch of Buddhism, was born in the city of Hulao. He became a monk at the age of 30, received the name Shenguang, meaning “God’s Light.” Let’s continue our story about Master Huike and His encounter with Bodhidharma. While Dazu Huike was teaching under name of Shenguang, He noticed that Bodhidharma sometimes nodded His head, and sometimes shook His head. Shenguang asked, “Have I said anything wrong?” “Although it is well said, what use is it?” It was December of 528 AD, and there was heavy snowfall on Mount Song. Seeking the Dharma, Shenguang trekked through the wind and snow with no regard to the freezing weather. Shenguang dared not disturb His meditation and stood amidst the heavy snow for the whole night. …Shenguang immediately used His knife to cut off His left arm, to show His determination to seek the Truth. Patriarch Bodhidharma was touched by Shenguang’s determination and accepted Him as a disciple.
Life of a Saint
2019-11-01   411 Views
Life of a Saint
2019-11-01

Saint Francis of Assisi (vegetarian) : Paving a Path of Love, Part 4 of 4 (INT)

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Saint Francis of Assisi (vegetarian) : Paving a Path of Love, Part 4 of 4 (INT)

We had the honor of visiting the Sanctuary of the Stripping and learning more about Saint Francis from Brother Carlos, the vice parish priest of Santa Maria Maggiore. So, we want our shrine, with the grace of God and the help of Saint Francis, to become a door, to help us move on in a new way. Because we also need today’s stripped, freed people, as long as you can clothe yourself with Christ. It is a stripping. Undress yourself. It is an opportunity to bring the poor into the heart, the last ones, the sick, the wife, the daughters, the husband, and sometimes, you will find God.
Life of a Saint
2019-10-20   222 Views
Life of a Saint
2019-10-20
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