May 2024

The Four Boys’ Absorption

30 May 2024

The Four Boys’ Absorption narrates the Buddha Śākyamuni’s passing away (or parinirvāṇa) in the Yamakaśāla Grove near Kuśinagara. Ānanda has a portentous dream that is confirmed by the Buddha to be an indication that he will soon die. Widespread panic spreads through the various realms of this world system, and as gods and other beings converge on the forest grove near Kuśinagara, tragic scenes of mourning ensue.
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The Prophecy for Bhadra the Illusionist

28 May 2024

While the Buddha Śākyamuni is residing at Vulture Peak Mountain, in the nearby city of Rājagṛha the accomplished illusionist Bhadra hatches a scheme to humiliate the Buddha and disprove his omniscience in order to win over the people of Magadha. The failure of Bhadra’s plan, in which he conjures the illusion of a resplendent courtyard that, to his dismay, cannot be undone, culminates in a series of surreal and magnificent visions that convince Bhadra of the superiority of the Buddha’s powers.
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The Buddha’s Collected Teachings Repudiating Those Who Violate the Discipline

28 May 2024

When Śāriputra voices amazement at how the Buddha uses words to point out the inexpressible ways in which nothing has true existence, the Buddha responds with an uncompromising teaching on how the lack of true existence and the absence of a self are indeed not simply philosophical views but the very cornerstone of the Dharma.
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84000新英譯佛典 : 《幻師仁賢授記經》 (大正藏:《大寶積經授幻師跋陀羅記會第二十一》)

28 May 2024

釋迦牟尼佛在靈鷲山時,附近的王舍城中有位精通咒術的幻師仁賢,他為了贏得摩揭陀國人的敬仰而密謀羞辱佛陀,藉此否定佛陀全知之德。然而,當他用幻術變出一座莊嚴道場後,卻愕然發現自己無法令其隱沒,最終在親睹一連串超然而莊嚴的異象後,對佛陀的殊勝神力心悅誠服。
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84000新英譯佛典 : 《五戒利益經》

24 May 2024

本經分為兩個部分。第一部分講述一對年少成婚的夫妻,彼此忠誠相待,未曾踰矩,他們一同問佛如何能在來世相伴相隨。在較長的第二部分中,佛陀給予有關五戒的教法,即捨棄五種惡行——殺生、偷盜、邪淫、妄語和飲酒,接著講述這五種惡行所感召的種種地獄果報之苦,以及捨棄惡行者所獲得的利益。

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The Benefits of the Five Precepts

24 May 2024

In the first of the two parts of The Benefits of the Five Precepts, a man and woman who have been married since they were very young and have never been unfaithful to each other ask the Buddha how they can remain together in future lives. The Buddha replies that this is possible for couples such as them who are equal in faith, ethical discipline, generosity, and wisdom, and who practice the Dharma together.
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佛經導讀 + 經典迴響 | 宗薩欽哲仁波切

23 May 2024

在今年的薩噶達瓦期間,【八萬四千・佛典傳譯】在誕生地鹿野學苑舉辦了一系列活動,與全球佛教徒共同紀念佛陀誕生、證悟和涅槃,并有幸獲得宗薩欽哲仁波切慈悲應允為大家導讀經典,這同時也是仁波切「金剛乘的成就法」三天教學期間的特別活動。
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