Monthly Archives: April 2014

Serene Trust

Serene Trust is the gift of the Buddhas, the shower of Their compassion. When we invoke the Buddhas through prayer and mantra, it is not to ask, beg, cajole, or barter. We express our gratitude for Their blessings of peace and … Continue reading

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Give Them Up

O Kalamas, when you know for yourself that certain things are unwholesome, and wrong, and immoral, then give them up. —Buddha Shakyamuni, Kalama Sutra

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The Hidden Storehouse of the Tathagata

Buddha-Nature is strong and vigorous. It is impossible to destroy. Therefore, there is nothing that can destroy it. If there were something that could indeed destroy it, Buddha-Nature would perish. Nothing can ever destroy such Buddha-Nature. Nothing of this nature … Continue reading

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The First Gift

The disciples of the Noble Ones, abandoning the taking of life, abstain from taking life. In doing so, they give freedom from danger, freedom from animosity, and freedom from oppression to limitless numbers of beings. In giving freedom from danger, freedom from … Continue reading

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PRAYER FOR PROTECTION

Merciful Mother, Samaya Tara Yogini, dispeller of fear, grant me your protection! Sustain my practice with your Mighty Forms, that the pure stream of your force may flow within me in this world and the worlds to come. Protect and sustain the pure … Continue reading

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DEFINITIVE ASPIRATION

I dedicate the merits of all Buddhas and Bodhisattvas, of Solitary Realizers and Disciples, of all holy and ordinary beings, as I dedicate my own —past, present and future, previously dedicated and yet to dedicate— that I may arise spontaneously … Continue reading

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True Offspring of the Buddhas

All beings, with resolve, should receive the Buddha’s Precepts. Sentient beings, on receiving them, join forthwith the ranks of Buddhas —they are in essence equal to the Buddhas; they are the true offspring of the Buddhas. —Bramhajala Sutra

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