September 2022

84000新英譯佛典:《食命清凈經》

15 Sep 2022

此經中, 一時,佛在竹林精舍與眷屬眾俱。目犍連尊者於托缽途中見到一些奇特的眾生,前來問佛。佛告目犍連,此諸眾生乃是餓鬼,過去為人時犯下與食物相關之惡行,以致今生墮於餓鬼道中。世尊詳述了與食物相關之惡行,反映出當時對於出家眾的飲食禁戒,例如違反「日中一食」、飲食不當、擅取餘食,以及其它濫用食物供養等行為。在家眾亦有與食物相關之戒律,主要是關於為僧團準備食物時的衛生要求。

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New Publication: Pure Sustenance of Food

15 Sep 2022

While the Buddha is staying at the Bamboo Grove with a diverse retinue, the monk Maudgalyāyana asks him about some unusual beings he saw during an alms round. The Buddha informs Maudgalyāyana that these beings are starving spirits. The Buddha gives a discourse explaining how these starving spirits were once humans yet committed misdeeds related to food that led them to their current dismal state.
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New Publication: The Quintessence of the Sun

1 Sep 2022

The Quintessence of the Sun is a long and heterogeneous sūtra in eleven chapters. At the Veṇuvana in the Kalandakanivāpa on the outskirts of Rājagṛha, the Buddha Śākyamuni first explains to a great assembly the severe consequences of stealing what has been offered to monks and the importance of protecting those who abide by the Dharma. The next section tells of bodhisattvas sent from buddha realms in the four directions to bring various dhāraṇīs as a way of protecting and benefitting this world.
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84000新英譯佛典:《日藏經》(大正藏:《大乘大方等日藏經》)

1 Sep 2022

《日藏經》是一部內容豐富的佛經,共十一品。在王舍城郊外的迦蘭陀竹園,釋迦牟尼佛先向大眾宣說了盜用供僧之物的大惡果報,以及護持守戒比丘的重要性。之後講述為保護和利益娑婆世界,四方佛土各遣菩薩眾送來各種不同的陀羅尼。釋迦牟尼佛即為大眾解說此諸陀羅尼,並開示出離心之種種禪修,教導萬法之空性本質。

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