Monthly Archives: January 2014

Prayer for Nihilists

Arya Nāgārjuna* said: All the Buddhas teach that emptiness Definitely eliminates all viewpoints. Those who hold the view of emptiness Are said to be incurable. May the Buddhas have pity on those who hold That the whole of the Buddha’s … Continue reading

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Injustice Overlooked

I have seen firsthand how injustice gets overlooked when the victims are powerless or vulnerable, when they have no one to speak up for them and no means of representing themselves to a higher authority. Animals are in precisely that … Continue reading

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Eight Verses on Training the Mind

By thinking of all sentient beings As more precious than a wish-fulfilling jewel For accomplishing the highest aim, I will always hold them dear. Whenever I’m in the company of others, I will regard myself as the lowest among all, … Continue reading

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At this very moment, for all peoples and nations of the Earth May not even the names of disease, famine, war, and suffering be heard. May pure conduct, merit, wealth and prosperity increase And may supreme good fortune and well … Continue reading

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Peace starts on your plate

The Buddha said time and time again in the sutras: “My followers should give up all evil actions that directly or indirectly injure others.” One may disregard his words; one may consciously lead others to commit evil in provisioning oneself … Continue reading

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