Showing posts with label MY BOOKS. Show all posts
Showing posts with label MY BOOKS. Show all posts

Wednesday, August 7, 2019

O Verdadeiro ensino sobre Amida Buddha e sua Terra Pura

Capa da versao inglesa


Este livro é um projeto de longo prazo que começou há alguns anos como um reação ao aparecimento na sangha internacional de alguns divergentes pontos de vista que ameaçam destruir as chances de muitas pessoas ouvirem o verdadeiro Amida Dharma. É também um trabalho em andamento, e o leitor pode esperar que eu volte de novo, mais cedo ou mais tarde, com novas edições e melhorias.

Como todos sabemos, o Dharma é o segundo tesouro do Três Tesouros (Buda, Dharma e Sangha) nos quais todos nós nos refugiamos quando nos tornamos discípulos budistas. Em termos simples, o papel da Sangha é garantir uma transmissão genuína do Dharma como era ensinada pelo Buda Shakyamuni e pelos Mestres da nossa tradição, de modo que todos nós podemos receber fé (shinjin) e alcançar o estado de Buda na Terra Pura. Sem essa transmissão adequada, não há realmente nenhuma Sangha e nenhuma possibilidade de Libertação de nascimento e morte, isto é, não há chance de nos tornarmos Budas.

Monday, June 24, 2019

Los 48 votos del Buda Amida (edición gratuita)

Portada de la versión inglesa


En el momento en que Dharmakara se convirtió en el Buda Amida, Sus 48 votos y Su Tierra Pura se transformaron en métodos reales y eficaces para la salvación de los seres sintientes. Este libro es mi intento personal de proporcionar explicaciones fáciles de entender sobre los votos, para que la gente pueda vivir de acuerdo con ellos y adquirir la verdadera y real salvación del nacimiento y la muerte.
Para una mejor comprensión dividí los 48 votos del Buda Amida de la siguiente manera:

1. Votos sobre el Buda Amida y su Tierra Pura.
Estos votos se explicarán en el primer capítulo.
2. Los votos relacionados con la salvación de todos los seres sintientes – Se explican en el segundo capítulo.

Thursday, June 13, 2019

El significado de la fe y el nembutsu en el Budismo Jodo Shinshu (edición gratuita)


Portada de la versión inglesa

Este libro es, como muestra el título, un intento de explicar el significado de la fe y el Nembutsu de acuerdo con la enseñanza de nuestra escuela Jodo Shinshu.
Comienzo mis explicaciones con el Voto Primordial del Buda Amida porque sin él no habría Jodo Shinshu. Como dijo Shinran:

"Si el Voto Primal de Amida es verdadero, la enseñanza de Shakyamuni no puede ser falsa. Si las enseñanzas del Buda son verdaderas, los comentarios de Shan-tao no pueden ser falsos. Si los comentarios de Shan-tao son ciertos, ¿pueden las palabras de Honen  ser mentiras? Si las palabras de Honen son ciertas, entonces seguramente lo que digo no puede ser vacío”. [1]

Friday, May 17, 2019

LOS CUATRO PENSAMIENTOS PROFUNDOS QUE ORIENTAN LA MENTE HACIA EL DHARMA DE AMIDA (edición gratuita)

Portada de la versión inglesa


Los Cuatro Pensamientos Profundos son enseñanzas básicas, algo como una etapa preliminar a cualquier camino o práctica budista. Tienen el efecto de orientar la mente hacia el Dharma del Buda y deben ser un compañero constante no importa si uno es un principiante o un seguidor veterano. A veces se  denominan como las Cuatro contemplaciones, los cuatro Entendimientos o los cuatro Recordatorios. Dado que en este libro los explico en el contexto de la Puerta del Dharma de la Tierra Pura de la escuela Jodo Shinshu (El Dharma de Amida), decidí llamarlos los Cuatro Pensamientos profundos que orientan la mente hacia el Dharma de Amida. Estos pensamientos profundos son:

Monday, April 15, 2019

LAS VERDADERA ENSEÑANZA DEL BUDA AMIDA Y SU TIERRA PURA (edición gratuita)

Portada de la versión inglesa


Este libro es un proyecto a largo plazo que comenzó hace unos años como reacción a la aparición en la sangha internacional de algunas opiniones divergentes que amenazan con destruir las posibilidades de que muchas personas escuchen el genuino Dharma de Amida. También es un trabajo en progreso, y el lector puede esperar que vuelva, tarde o temprano, con nuevas ediciones y mejoras.

Como todos sabemos, el Dharma es el segundo de los Tres Tesoros (Buda, Dharma y Sangha) en los que todos nos refugiamos cuando nos convertimos en discípulos budistas. En pocas palabras, el papel de la Sangha es asegurar una transmisión genuina del Dharma como fue enseñado por el Buda Shakyamuni y los Maestros de nuestra tradición (Jodo Shinshu), para que todos podamos recibir fe (shinjin) y alcanzar la Budeidad en la Tierra Pura. Sin tal transmisión adecuada, en realidad no hay Sangha y no hay posibilidad para la liberación del nacimiento y la muerte, es decir, no hay posibilidad para convertirnos a nosotros mismos en budas.

Wednesday, July 4, 2018

The Meaning of Faith and Nembutsu in Jodo Shinshu Buddhism (free online edition)

tentative cover - I'm still working on it

This book is, as the title shows, an attempt to explain the meaning of faith and Nembutsu in accordance with the teaching of our school.
I start my explanations with the Primal Vow of Amida Buddha because without it there would be no Jodo Shinshu. As Shinran said:

“If Amida’s Primal Vow is true, Shakyamuni’s teaching cannot be false. If the Buddha’s teaching is true, Shan-tao’s commentaries cannot be false. If Shan-tao’s commentaries are true can Honen’s words be lies? If Honen’s words are true, then surely what I say cannot be empty.”[1]

Every Buddhist school has a lineage of transmission. Ours starts with Amida Buddha, then continues with Shakyamuni, the historical Buddha, the seven Masters, Shinran Shonin, Rennyo Shonin and any true teacher that came after them and was loyal to the Primal Vow. What all the representatives of our lineage said with one voice is that the Primal Vow is true and that it contains everything we need for our attainment of Buddhahood in the Pure Land of Amida.

Thursday, November 16, 2017

My book The Four Profound Thoughts Which Turn the Mind Towards Amida Dharma (free online edition)

tentative cover - it will be improved when
I raise enough funds for the printed edition

I am happy to share with you the free online edition of my new book, The Four Profound Thoughts Which Turn the Mind Towards Amida Dharma. This is the improved and proofreaded version of the teaching series you probably saw on this website.

About the book (from the Foreword):
The Four Profound Thoughts are basic teachings, something like a preliminary to any Buddhist path or practice. It has the effect of turning the mind towards the Buddha Dharma and should be a constant companion no matter if one is a beginner or an older follower. Sometimes they are reffered to as the Four Contemplations, the Four Understandings or the Four Reminders. Because in this book I explain them in the context of the Pure Land Dharma Gate of Jodo Shinshu (Amida Dharma), I decided to call them the Four Profound Thoughts which Turn the Mind Towards the  Amida Dharma. These Profound Thoughts are:

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

The printed edition for sale of The True Teaching on Amida Buddha and His Pure Land

I am glad to give you the good news that the printed edition of my new book
THE TRUE TEACHING ON AMIDA BUDDHA AND HIS PURE LAND is now available for sale.

You can order a copy at this link (first item in the list):

The price is 18 Euro or 20 US Dollars (shipment included)

Please also check the 2nd item in that list - ”Amidaji temple pack” - where you can buy all my four books at the reduced price of 47 euro (shipment included).

As you know, if you buy this or any of my books you support me and my Dharma activities, especially the construction of Amidaji Temple.

But if you can't afford it or you simply don't want to buy it, you can download it for free at this link:
”Support Amidaji temple” pack


Here is a fragment from the Preface, so that you can make an idea of what this book is all about:

”This book is a long term project which has begun a few years ago as a reaction to the appearance in the international sangha of some divergent views which threaten to destroy the chances of many people to listen to the genuine Amida Dharma. It is also a work in progress, and the reader can expect that I will come back again, sooner or later, with new editions and improvements.

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

My book - The True Teaching on Amida Buddha and His Pure Land (free online edition)


I am happy to share with you the free online edition of my book, The True Teaching on Amida Buddha and His Pure Land.
This is a long term project which has begun a few years ago as a reaction to the appearance in the international sangha of some divergent views which threaten to destroy the chances of many people to listen to the genuine Amida Dharma. It is also a work in progress, and the reader can expect that I will come back again, sooner or later, with new editions and improvements.

Here are the links where you can download it for free:



If you have difficulties in downloading it, please write to me at josho_adrian@yahoo.com, and I will send you a copy myself.

If you can afford, please consider a small donation to support me and my Dharma activities, and especialy the construction of Amidaji Temple (click here to see all articles and photos related with the temple).:


Namo Amida Butsu


UPDATE November 16th 2015
The printed edition of this book is now available for sale at this link (first item in the list):
http://amida-ji-retreat-temple-romania.blogspot.ro/2010/12/buddhist-books-for-sale.html

UPDATE September 3rd 2018
The audio version is now available on my youtube channel
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4lmsf6r5kn8&list=PL1TmuLHxJGTN8Vk7gD2wh0LmfV4hu-0fc



Friday, April 5, 2013

My book - The 48 Vows of Amida Buddha (free online edition)



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Click on these links for free download:

My page on Scribd.com
Link on Archive.org

If you experience problems with the download, write to me at josho_adrian@yahoo.com and I will send it to you by e-mail.

NEW! Audio version can be listened here! 

(Printed editions of my books can be ordered here)


To people in special circumstances and difficulties, I will try to send free printed copies, on my own expanse. If you are in this category, please  write to me at josho_adrian@yahoo.com

If you wish to support my temple and my Dharma activities please consider a small donation,


Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Printed version of my last book - JODO SHINSHU BUDDHIST TEACHINGS


Finaly the printed version of my last book, JODO SHINSHU BUDDHIST TEACHINGS is ready for sale!
You can buy it from this link where you may also find other books for sale:
BUDDHIST BOOKS FOR SALE
http://amida-ji-retreat-temple-romania.blogspot.com/2010/12/buddhist-books-for-sale.html

The book contains easy to understand explanations of the major doctrines of Jodo Shinshu Buddhism, questions and answers, and corrections of some modern divergences from the Dharma.

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Jodo Shinshu does not give moral speeches and it doesn’t contain difficult practices. While other Buddhist methods talk about the ideal of Buddhahood and the possibility to attain it in this life, Jodo Shinshu starts with the sense of failure.

It is a simple path for ordinary people like you and me, lost from morning till evening in the fight for daily survival, filled with illusions and attachments to which we see neither the beginning nor the end. Jodo Shinshu is not a path for saints, but for losers, for those who cannot attain by themselves anything stable in the spiritual life.

Not the promise of purification, but of salvation as we are is the essence of Jodo Shinshu. Nothing special, no state of mind to be attained or developed.  Only faith in the Infinite Compassion of Amida Buddha.


Sunday, January 1, 2012

JODO SHINSHU BUDDHIST TEACHINGS ( FREE ONLINE EDITION)







Click here to dowload the free online edition:
My page on Academia.edu
My page on Scribd.com 


If you have problems downloading this book, please write to me at josho_adrian@yahoo.com and I will send you a pdf copy via e-mail.


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Printed editions of my books can be ordered here:
http://amida-ji-retreat-temple-romania.blogspot.ro/2010/12/buddhist-books-for-sale.html

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To people in special circumstances and difficulties I will try to send free printed copies, on my own expanse. If you are in this category, please  write to me at josho_adrian@yahoo.com

If you wish to support my temple and my Dharma activities please consider a small donation,




Wednesday, November 30, 2011

The Path of Acceptance - commentary on Tannisho (free online edition)


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Links for free download:

My google drive (click here)
My page from Academia.edu (click here)
My page on Scribd.com (click here)

If you have problems downloading this book write to me at josho_adrian@yahoo.com and I will send you a copy via e-mail.

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Printed editions of my books can be ordered here:
http://amida-ji-retreat-temple-romania.blogspot.ro/2010/12/buddhist-books-for-sale.html

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To people in special circumstances and difficulties I will try to send free printed copies, on my own expanse. If you are in this category, please  write to me at josho_adrian@yahoo.com

NEW:
Reactions to this book:
Paul Roberts from trueshinbuddhism yahoo group



If you wish to support me and my Dharma activities, please consider a small donation:






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