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Is it possible to have a link to the Chinese version as well? Thanks!

Check this out. A very good effort and idea for consolidated and interactive multimedia dharma talks in China. The software used is also quite efficient.

http://www.heshang.net/

nice, cozy place you got here :)..

how do you memorize something? do you just recite it over and over or recite a paragraph over and over?

i think it should at least be a duet because there are two people talking to each other.

Why do they keep it at Gwan Shr Yin or Gwan Yin instead of reverting to the Sanskrit? Do you think Gwan Yin is more of an English word now????

like there are 140,000 googles for avolekitesvara http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=avalokitesvara

there are 154,000 googles for avalokiteshvara http://www.google.com/search?num=30&hl=en&lr=&safe=off&q=avalokiteshvara

and 600,000 for quan yin http://www.google.com/search?num=30&hl=en&lr=&safe=off&q=quan+yin

and 492,000 for guan yin http://www.google.com/search?num=30&hl=en&lr=&safe=off&q=guan+yin

and yet only 21,300 for gwan yin http://www.google.com/search?num=30&hl=en&lr=&safe=off&q=gwan+yin

but there is a huge 1,510,000 for kwan yin.
http://www.google.com/search?num=30&hl=en&lr=&safe=off&q=kwan+yin

okay... maybe i spelled it wrong?

if you really want to know there are 95,000 for chenrezig http://www.google.com/search?num=30&hl=en&lr=&safe=off&q=chenrezig

548,000 for kannon http://www.google.com/search?num=30&hl=en&lr=&safe=off&q=kannon

32,600 for kanzeon http://www.google.com/search?num=30&hl=en&lr=&safe=off&q=kanzeon

anyway... i am going to sleep now... i feel... fragmented and inverted.
I don't know why... but now I am thinking about that song, Jesus, Take The Wheel http://www.azlyrics.com/lyrics/carrieunderwood/jesustakethewheel.html Maybe we could do part of the Universal Door Chapter like that?

i think that would be hot.

Well, Tony Buzan has some good books on memory - Associative Learning. We tend to remember things by assoaciating things to our past memories + newly learn things when our mind started to discriminate things , the heavily "wired" inter-connected network perhaps more complex than the internet...and in my opinion all these memory networks look really "real" to us and there is always some sort of deception going on in our daily life that we are usually not aware of...haha.

In the progress of memorizing the Shurangama Sutra, I used some techniques from chan hua tou meditation (zen meditation) taught by my sifu from Taiwan (non DRBA sifus). When I started to memorize new lines of mantra, it happened to be more concentrated on my head, which will become very dizzy if i hold it too long there. Then I slowly move the newly memorized lines downwards towards the breast area, which is more relaxed part. If I hold it at a lower part of the body, I will gradually fall asleep.

Another thing that I experienced is using association and coordination with sight and sound ,which is a very good "multimedia" way of getting familiar with new mantra lines. Especially using 'sound', when I hold it around the breast part of the body at the initial stage of learning, it tends to associates and integrates fast and when it become 'more familiar' , the familiar mantra lines sound just gradually pops up from there and I experience that using sound is more relaxing than using sight.

The place near the heart tends to have some kinda 'feeling' there in the initial stage of a beginner hua tou meditator in the effort of familiarizing with the hua tou. It is just like someone who lost a key and the person keep asking "where is my key...." and a person who is investigating the hua tou "who is dragging the dead corpse, who? who is it? who...?"

Well, this is just my experience, there might be other more wonderful ways u guys might want to share out.

Dragging around a dead corpse
Is like moving a horse.
The kind one cuts wood for his kin.
Cleaning three karmas using light from within.
Re-discovering the Brahma Net,
Pure vision is set.

In his commentary to the Vajra Sutra, Master Hua asks students to memorize these 3 excerpted paragraphs:

1)
If one sees me in form,
If one seeks me in sound,
He practices a deviant way
And, cannot see the Tathagata.

2)
All with marks is false and empty.
If you see all marks
As no marks,
Then you see the Tathagata.

3)
There is no mark of self
And no mark of others.
No mark of living beings
And no mark of a life.

Someone in CTTB memorized the Dharma Flower Sutra in two months. Here's the story: http://www.siddham.org/yuan_english/sharing/sharing121503.html

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