Upon the Multitudes

Sunrise_Damavand_MountainJust as the risen sun, with thousands of magnificent rays,

illuminates the universe, shedding its light in turn,

first on the highest summits, then the lower, then the plains,

likewise does that Sun, the Victor, shed His light

progressively upon the multitudes of beings.

—Maitreya, Uttara Tantra

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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3 Responses to Upon the Multitudes

  1. paulfarma says:

    Thank you. PKL

    Great Middle Way 於 2014年10月14日 (週二) 8:08 PM 寫道﹕

    WordPress.com Tashi Nyima posted: “Just as the risen sun, with thousands of magnificent rays, illuminates the universe, shedding its light in turn, first on the highest summits, then the lower, then the plains, likewise does that Sun, the Victor, shed His light progressively up”

  2. Cheryla says:

    Someday will you teach us more about Maitreya? In readings I remember he was a disciple of Buddha in the first sangha, and Lord Buddha spoke to him in the Longer Pure Land Sutra, assurring Maitreya that he would have a place in The Pure Land. Is this correct? As “The Protector Maitreya” we honor him often. Where can we learn more about him? Thank you. cheryla

    • Tashi Nyima says:

      Maitreya will be the next Supreme Nirmanakaya Buddha in this plane —but by then, we will be in the Pure Land! He’s specially connected to the Jonang lineage, as He dictated the Five Treatises to Asanga. Better than reading about Him is to read His Uttara Tantra (Supreme Continuum), where He discusses Buddha Nature. I have a copy you can borrow.

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