Steadfast Virtues

amidaBuddha Amideva is realized to be none other than the true thusness of the body and mind of all sentient beings, the essentially pure, perfectly bright, wisdom body of equanimity that is always-already possessed. That which is referred to as the ‘eight-petaled heart lotus of sentient beings’ is none other than the three point mandala of Amideva.

Though submerged in ignorance and muck, this mind of enlightenment is neither defiled nor hidden. Though revealed by the Buddha’s light of initial awakening, it is neither arisen nor made manifest. In the past, present, and future, it is unchanging. The manifold virtues are thusly steadfast.

—Dōhan, Himitsu nenbutsu shō

About Tashi Nyima

I am a Dharma student, and aspire to be a companion on the path. I trust that these texts can offer a general approach and basic tools for practicing the Buddha's way to enlightenment. ||| Soy un estudiante del Dharma, y aspiro a ser un compañero en el sendero. Espero que estos textos ofrezcan a algunos un mapa general y herramientas básicas para la práctica del sendero a la iluminación que nos ofrece el Buda.
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One Response to Steadfast Virtues

  1. paulfarma says:

    Thank you.PKL Great Middle Way 於 2014年05月2日 (週五) 10:55 PM 寫道﹕ WordPress.com Tashi Nyima posted: “Buddha Amideva is realized to be none other than the true thusness of the body and mind of all sentient beings, the essentially pure, perfectly bright, wisdom body of equanimity that is always-already possessed. That which is referred to as the ‘eight-pet”

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