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 +"Om Namo Aryavalokiteshvaraya Bodhisattvaya Mahasattvaya Maha Karunikaya Om Sarva Abhaya!"​
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 +Venerable Master [[Hsuan Hua]]’s "Seven Guidelines for Recognizing Genuine Teachers"​
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 +The [[Ayurveda Healing Arts Institute]] and its parent the [[Medicine Buddha Healing Center]] would like to acknowledge and offer its sincere appreciation to the [[Medicine Master Buddha]] ([[Bhaisajya Guru]] Vaidurya Prabaha [[Buddha]] in [[Sanskrit]] [also called Senjya Menla in Tibetan and Yao Shi Fo in Chinese]), and to the Venerable Master Hsuan Hua, the founding Abbot of the [[City of Ten Thousand Buddhas]] (www.DRBA.org) and the [[Dharma Master]] of Buddhist [[Sutras]] (scriptures),​ [[Mantras]] (chants and prayers), [[Meditation]],​ and [[Precepts]]. His pure devotion to the Buddha, the Buddha’s Teachings ([[Dharma]]) and the practitioners of Buddhism ([[Sangha]]) and his tireless effort to translate into English, Spanish and other languages the truths found in the ancient Buddhist Sutras without compromising its spiritual messages remain as a constant inspiration for the faculty and founders of this Institute. ​ As such, we honor the Venerable Master Hua’s memory, by this dedication. ​
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 +Based on the Buddhist [[wisdom]] and common sense found in the revered [[Shurangama Sutra]], prospective students of the Ayurveda Healing Arts Institute are encouraged to examine the teachers and graduates of any school they are considering attending with the following guiding principles.
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 +1.  Are they greedy?
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 +2.  Does they have ulterior motives?
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 +3.  Are they contentious?​[1]
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 +4.  Are they respectful to the [[Triple Jewel]]?[2]
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 +5.  Do they keep the Five Moral [[Precepts]][3] strictly?
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 +6.  Are they selfish?
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 +7.  Do they promise to transmit their own secret teachings?​[4]
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 +[1] Contentious can refer, among other things, to excess [[pitta]] fiery conditions of tending to argue or fight, to be aggressive or highly competitive,​ to be jealous or envious, to dominate others, to slander others, to being controversial,​ and to being litigious and liking to go to court or to sue others.
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 +[2] The [[Triple Jewel]] (Ratna Traya) refers to all Buddhas and the [[Buddha Nature]] - the God Consciousness,​ the Buddha’s and God’s Sacred Teachings (the Dharma) and the sattvic (pure hearted) practitioners (both lay people and monks or nuns) of Ayurveda, Buddhism, Yoga and the Vedas (the Sangha). ​ A more strict interpretation refers to “The Buddha – The Buddha’s Teachings – The Buddhist [[Monks]] and Nuns”
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 +[3] The Five Precepts are:  1. No killing – do no harm.   2. No stealing – do not take what is not given. ​   3. No sexual misconduct – do not cause one’s sexual desire to break the relationships of others or harm others. ​  4. No lying, no harsh speech, no divisive speech, no gossip, no frivolous speech. ​   5. No taking drugs, alcohol or other substances which make the mind unclear and harm the body.   In summary, "No fighting, no greed, no seeking, no pursuing personal advantage, and no lying." ​   Just before Shakyamuni Buddha left this world, he was asked by his disciple Ananda, “Who shall be our teacher now that you are departing this world?​” ​ The Buddha replied, “Take the Precepts as your teacher.”
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 +[4] Especially for a large monetary fee or big donation or in exchange for sexual favors.
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 +Adapted from [[Fair Use]] Source: [[Upasaka]] [[Ron Epstein]], [[Buddhism A to Z]], 1999 
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 +Primary Original Source: The [[Tripitaka]] of [[Sutra]], [[Shastra]] and [[Vinaya]] [[Dharma]] teachings (as found in the scripture storehouse of the Indian [[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.
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 +These [[Good and Wise Advisors]] ([[Kaliyanamitra]]) [[Dharma Master]] teachers include [[Arya]] [[Venerable]]s [[Nagarjuna]],​ [[Ashvaghosha]],​ [[Aryasura]],​ [[Aryadeva]],​ [[Kumarajiva]],​ [[Shantideva]],​ [[Chandrakirti]],​ [[Chandragomin]],​ [[Vasubandhu]],​ [[Asanga]], [[Hui Neng]], [[Atisha]], [[Kamalashila]],​ [[Dharmarakshita]],​ [[Tsong Khapa]], [[Thogme Zangpo]], [[Patanjali]],​ [[Sushruta]],​ [[Charaka]],​ [[Vagbhata]],​ [[Nichiren]],​ [[Hsu Yun]], [[Hsuan Hua]], [[Shen Kai]], [[Tenzin Gyatso]], [[Kyabje Zopa]], [[Ajahn Chah]], [[Vasant Lad]], and 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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 +[[Nalanda Online University]]'​s teachings are based especially on the [[Dharma Flower]] [[Lotus Sutra]], the [[Avatamsaka Sutra]], the [[Shurangama Sutra]], the [[Ksitigarbha Sutra]], the [[Bhaisajya Guru Sutra]], the [[Dharani Sutra]], the [[Vajra Sutra]], the [[Prajna Paramita Hridayam]] [[Heart Sutra]], and their commentaries ([[shastras]]) by the above [[Arya]] [[Tripitakacharya]] [[Dharma Masters]]. In respect ([[bhakti]]),​ we say "​[[Om]] [[Namo]]"​ to them all for their often [[selfless]] ([[no self]]) and [[anonymous contributions]] to [[Ayurveda]] and [[Chinese Medicine]].
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 +Fair Use Compilation Sources for the Above Material on the Teachings of the [[Buddha]] [[Dharma]] and [[Sangha]]:
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 +Primary [[Fair Use]] Compilation Source: Epstein, Ronald B., Ph.D, compiler, Buddhist Text Translation Society'​s [[Buddhism A to Z]], Burlingame, California: [[Buddhist Text Translation Society]], 2003. [[ISBN 0881393533]] ​ Paperback: 284 pages. ​ http://​www.BTTSOnline.org ​    ​www.Amazon.com ​  
 +http://​www.bttsonline.org/​product.aspx?​pid=118
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 +http://​www.amazon.com/​gp/​product/​0881393533/​ref=ase_medicinebuddh-20
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 +{{amazon>​0881393533}}
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 +Secondary [[Fair Use]] Compilation Source: The [[Seeker’s Glossary of Buddhism]], 2nd ed., San Francisco, California: Sutra Translation Committee of the United States and Canada, 1998: http://​www.budaedu.org.tw
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 +Secondary [[Fair Use]] Compilation Source: Muller, Charles, editor, [[Digital Dictionary of Buddhism]] [DDB], Toyo Gakuen University, Japan, 2007:  Username is "​guest",​ with no password.
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 +http://​buddhism-dict.net/​ddb - Based in large part on the [[Dictionary of Chinese Buddhist Terms]] with Sanskrit and English Equivalents (by [[Soothill]] and Hodous) Delhi, India: [[Motilal Banarsidass]],​ 1997.
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 +Secondary [[Fair Use]] Compilation Source: Ehrhard, Diener, Fischer, et al, The [[Shambhala Dictionary of Buddhism and Zen]], Boston, Massachusetts:​ [[Shambhala Publications]],​ 1991.  296 pages. ​ ISBN 978-0-87773-520-5 ​ http://​www.Shambhala.com,​
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 +http://​www.amazon.com/​gp/​product/​0877735204/​ref=ase_medicinebuddh-20,​
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 +http://​www.shambhala.com/​html/​catalog/​items/​isbn/​978-0-87773-520-5.cfm
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 +{{amazon>​9780877735205}}
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 +[[Medicine Buddha Mantra]]: [[Om]] [[Namo]] [[Bhagavate]] [[Bhaisajya]] [[Guru]] [[Vaidurya]] [[Prabaha]] [[Rajaya]] [[Tathagataya]] [[Arhate]] [[Samyamsambodhi]] [[Tadyata]] [[Om]] [[Bhaisajye]] Bhaisajye [[Bhaisajya]] [[Samudgate]] [[Svaha]]!
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 +[[Medicine King Bodhisattva]] [[Jeweled Ax Mantra]] 16 (Line 64 of the [[Great Compassion Mantra]] of [[Avalokiteshvara]]): ​
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 +[[Syi lu seng e mu chywe ye Nan Wei la ye Wei la ye Sa wa he]].
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