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 +======= Ananda =======
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 +[[Ananda]] ([[Venerable]]) ​
 +One of the [[ten]] [[Great Disciples]] of the [[Buddha]] [[Shakyamuni]].
 +"​[[Ananda]] was the [[Buddha]]'​s [[first]] cousin and his [[attendant]]. He also compiled
 +and edited the [[Sutra]]s. His [[name]] [[means]] [[rejoicing]],​ be[[cause]] he was [[born]] on
 +the day the [[Buddha]] [[realize]]d [[Buddhahood]]. His [[father]] also [[rejoice]]d and gave
 +him that [[name]]. The entire [[country]] celebrated the [[Buddha]]'​s [[Enlightenment]] on
 +that day. With his flawless [[memory]], [[Ananda]] was able to [[remember]] all the
 +[[Sutra]]s the [[Buddha]] spoke and was [[foremost]] among the [[Buddha]]'​s [[disciple]]s in
 +[[erudition]]."​ ([[DFS]] II, p. 124)
 +"The [[Shurangama Sutra]] was spoken for [[Ananda]]'​s sake, precisely be[[cause]] he
 +didn't have sufficient [[Samadhi]]-[[power]]. ​ He had not done the work of
 +[[meditation]] required to develop it. When [[other]]s were sitting [[investigating]]
 +[[Dhyana]], [[Ananda]] would go [[read]] a book or [[write]] instead . . . . Put another
 +[[way]], [[Ananda]] hadn't [[cultivate]]d [[Real Mark Prajna]]; he [[thought]] he could
 +[[realize Buddhahood]] through [[literary Prajna]] alone. He [[thought]] that since
 +he was the [[Buddha'​s cousin]], the [[Buddha]], who had [[realize]]d [[Buddhahood]],​ would
 +certainly [[help]] him [[realize Buddhahood]] too, and so it didn't really matter
 +whether he [[cultivate]]d or not. He ended up [[wasting]] a lot of [[time]].
 +"One day, as the [[Shurangama Sutra]] relates, [[Ananda]] went out [[begging]] for
 +[[food]] by him[[self]]. He took his [[bowl]] and went from [[house]] to [[house]], and while
 +alone on the road he encountered [[Matangi'​s daughter]] (named [[Prakruti]] . . . . [[Ananda]]
 +was particularly [[handsome]],​ and when [[Matangi'​s daughter]] saw him she was
 +immediately attracted to him. But she didn't [[know]] how to snare him. And so
 +she went back and told her [[mother]], 'You absolutely must get [[Ananda]] to marry
 +me. If you don't, I'll [[die]].'​
 +"The [[mother]], [[Matangi]],​ belonged to the [[religion]] of the [[Kapila]]s,​ the 'tawny
 +haired',​ and she [[cultivate]]d that [[religion]]'​s [[mantra]]s and [[Dharma-device]]s,​
 +which were [[extreme]]ly [[effect]]ive. Since [[Matangi]] [[truly]] [[love]]d her [[daughter]],​
 +she used a [[mantra]] of her [[sect]] -- it was a [[Mantra]] [[former]]ly of the [[Brahma Heaven]] -- 
 +to [[confuse]] [[Ananda]]. ​ [[Ananda]] didn't have any [[Samadhi]]-[[power]],​ and so
 +he couldn'​t [[control]] him[[self]]. He followed the [[mantra]] and went to [[Matangi]]'​s
 +[[daughter]]'​s [[house]], where he was on the verge of [[breaking]] the [[precept]]s.
 +"The [[Five Precepts]] prohibit [[killing]],​ [[stealing]],​ [[sexual misconduct]],​
 +[[lying]], and the [[taking of intoxicants]] ([[alcohol]],​ [[recreational drug]]s, [[cigarettes]]). ​
 +[[Ananda]] was about to break the [[precept]] against [[sexual misconduct]]. The [[Buddha]] knew 
 +about it as it was happening. [[Realizing]] his cousin was in trouble, he [[quick]]ly spoke the
 +[[Shurangama Mantra]] ([[Shurangama Five Hearts Mantra]]) to break up the 
 +[[Mantra]] [[former]]ly of the [[Brahma Heaven]] of the [[Kapila religion]].  ​
 +[[Ananda]]'​s [[confusion]] had made him as if drunk or as if he had taken 
 +[[drug]]s -- he was totally oblivious to [[everything]]. ​ But when the
 +[[Buddha]] [[recite]]d the [[Shurangama Mantra]], its [[power]] woke [[Ananda]] up from his
 +[[confusion]],​ and there he was [[wonder]]ing how he had gotten him[[self]] into such a
 +"He returned, [[knelt]] before the [[Buddha]], and cried out in di[[stress]]. 'I have
 +relied exclusively on [[erudition]] and have not [[perfect]]ed any [[strength]] in the [[Way]]. ​
 +I have no [[Samadhi]]-[[power]]. Please tell me how the [[Buddhas]] of the [[ten directions]] ​
 +have [[cultivate]]d so that they were able to obtain [[Samadhi]]-[[power]].' ​
 +In reply the [[Buddha]] spoke the [[Shurangama Sutra]]."​ ([[SS]] I, pp. 25-26)
 +The [[Dharma Flower Sutra]] ([[Lotus Sutra]]) records the [[Buddha]] bestowing the [[prediction]] of
 +[[future Buddhahood]] upon [[Ananda]]:
 +At that [[time]] the [[Buddha]] told [[Ananda]], ​
 +'You in a [[future]] age shall [[become]] a [[Buddha]] by the [[name]] of 
 +[[King]] of [[Self-Control]] and [[Penetrations]] with [[Wisdom]] like the [[Mountains and Seas]] [[Thus Come One]].
 +[[One Worthy of Offerings]],​ [[One of Proper and Universal Knowledge]], ​
 +[[One Perfect in Clarity and Practice]], [[Well-Gone One]], [[Unsurpassed One Who Understands the World]], ​
 +[[Hero Who Subdues and Tames]], [[Teacher of Gods and Humans]], [[Buddha]], [[World-Honored One]]. ​
 +You shall make [[offerings]] to [[six]]ty-[[two]] [[million]] [[Buddhas]],​ [[protect]]ing and [[uphold]]ing their
 +[[storehouses of Dharma]]. After that you shall obtain [[Anuttarasamyaksambodhi]]. ​
 +You shall [[teach and transform]] [[twenty]]-[[thousand]] [[myriad]]s of [[million]]s of [[Ganges'​ sand]]s ​
 +of [[Bodhisattvas]],​ causing them to [[accomplish]] [[Anuttarasamyaksambodhi]]. ​
 +Your [[country]] ([[Buddha Land]]) shall be called [[Banner of Victory Always Raised]]. That [[Land]]
 +will be [[pure]], with [[Lapis lazuli]] for soil. The [[kalpa]] shall be called [[All Pervasive Wonderful Sound]]. ​
 +Your [[lifespan]] as a [[Buddha]] shall be countless [[thousand]]s of [[myriad]]s of [[million]]s of [[Asankhyeya]]s ​
 +of [[eon]]s. Were someone to attempt to reckon it through countless [[thousand]]s of [[myriad]]s of 
 +[[million]]s of [[Asankhyeya]]s of [[eon]]s, they could not do so. The [[Proper Dharma]] shall [[dwell]] ​
 +in that [[world]] for twice that length of [[time]]. The [[Dharma Image Age]] shall [[dwell]] twice the 
 +length of [[Proper Dharma]].
 +'​[[Ananda]],​ the [[merit]] and [[virtue]] of the [[Buddha]] ​
 +[[King]] of [[Self-Control]] and [[Penetrations]] with [[Wisdom]] like the [[Mountains and Seas]] [[Thus Come One]]
 +shall be [[praise]]d by all the [[Buddhas]] of the [[ten directions]] [[equal]] in [[number]] to the sands of countless ​
 +[[thousand]]s of [[myriad]]s of [[million]]s of [[Ganges]] [[river]]s.'​ ([[DFS]] VIII pp. 1500-1501)
 +1) [[Chinese]]:​ [[A nan]] ; 
 +2) [[Sanskrit]]:​ [[Ananda]]; ​
 +3) [[Pali]]: [[Ananda]]
 +[[See Also]]: [[Arhat]]
 +[[BTTS References]]:​ [[FAS-P]]I]] ([[door]] 7); [[AS]] 91-92; [[SS]] I 24-26; [[DFS]] II 124; [[DFS]] VIII 1500-1510.
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 +[[Glossary of Dharma]] and [[Ayurvedic Terms]] | [[Recent Changes]]
 +[[Fair Use]]: [[Vaidya]] [[Vasant Lad]], [[Textbook of Ayurveda]], [[Ayurvedic Press]], 2002; 
 +[[Vasant Lad]], [[BAMS]], [[MAsc]], [[Ayurvedic Institute Gurukula Notes]], [[Ayurvedic Institute]],​ 1994-2006; ​
 +and [[Ron Epstein]], [[Buddhism A to Z]], Burlingame, [[California]],​ [[Buddhist Text Translation Society]], 2003, p. and many other sources (see [[Bibliography]]).
 +Adapted from Fair Use Source: [[Upasaka]] [[Ron Epstein]], [[Buddhism A to Z]], 1999: p. 
 +Primary Original Source: The [[Tripitaka]] of [[Sutra]], [[Shastra]] and [[Vinaya]] [[Dharma]] teachings (as found in the scripture storehouse of the [[India]]n [[Sanskrit]]- [[Siddham]],​ [[Chinese]],​ [[Tibetan]] and [[Japanese]] traditions of the [[Nalanda Tradition]] of ancient [[Nalanda University]]) of [[Shakyamuni Buddha]], and his [[Arya]] [[Sagely]] [[Bodhisattva]] [[Bhikshu]] [[Monk]] and [[Upasaka]] disciples.
 +These [[Good and Wise Advisors]] ([[Kaliyanamitra]]) [[Dharma Master]] teachers include [[Arya]] [[Venerable]]s [[Om Tare Tuttare Ture]] [[Om Ah Hum]] and [[Namo]] to [[Jivaka]], [[Charaka]],​ [[Lao Zi]] - [[Mahakashapa]],​ [[Ashwagosha]],​ [[Shantideva]] - [[Hui Neng]] - [[Shen Kai]] [[Sheng Ren Shr]], [[Bodhidharma]],​ the 16 [[Nalanda Acharyas]] 1. [[Nagarjuna]]-[[Manjushri]],​ 2. [[Arydeva]],​ 3. [[Buddhapalita]],​ 4. [[Bhavaviveka]],​ 5. [[Chandrakirti]] and [[Chandragomin]],​ 6. [[Shantideva]],​ 7. [[Shantarakshita]],​ 8. [[Kamalashila]],​ 9. [[Asanga]]-[[Maitreya]],​ 10. [[Vasubhandu]],​ 11. [[Dignaga]],​ 12. [[Dharmakirti]],​ 13. [[Vimuktisena]],​ 14. [[Haribhadra]],​ 15. [[Gunaprabha]],​ 16. [[Shakyaprabha]];​ [[Dharmarakshita]],​ [[Atisha]], [[Tsong Khapa]], [[Thogme Zangpo]], [[Nyingma]] [[Padmasambhava]],​ [[Yeshe Tsogyel]], [[Machig Lapdron]], [[Tilopa]], [[Naropa]], [[Milarepa]],​ [[Sakya Pandita]], [[Fazang]], [[Yunmen]], [[Nichiren]],​ [[Honen]], [[Shinran]],​ [[Kukai]], [[Dogen]], [[Hakuin]], [[Jamgon Kongtrul]], [[Nyingma]] [[Penor Rinpoche]], [[Bakula Rinpoche]], [[Dagri Rinpoche]], [[Kirti Tsenshab Rinpoche]], [[Geshe Lama Kongchog]], [[Longchen Rapjampa]] - [[Gosok Rinpoche]], [[Phabongkha Rinpoche]], [[Patrul Rinpoche]], [[Mingyur Rinpoche]], [[Geshe Ngwang Dakpa]], [[Geshe Sopa Rinpoche]], [[Garchen Rinpoche]], [[Karmapa]],​ [[Sakya Trizin]], [[Tenzin Gyatso]] the [[Dalai Lama]], [[Hsu Yun]], [[Hsuan Hua]], [[Lama Zopa Rinpoche]], [[Choden Rinpoche]], [[Ajahn Chah]], [[Seung Sahn]], [[Thich Nhat Hanh]], [[Ajahn Sumedho]], ​ [[S. N. Goenka]] [[Mama Ayur Punya Jyana Pushtim Kuriye Svaha]], [[bowing]] at your feet I make [[request]]s. Please bestow on me the [[two attainments]] of [[Maha]] [[Punya]] and [[Maha]] [[Prajna Paramita]]. And thanks to other [[modern day masters]]. ​ We consider them to be in accord with [[Tripitaka Master]] [[Hsuan Hua]]’s "​[[Seven Guidelines for Recognizing Genuine Teachers]]"​
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