Monthly Archives: June 2015


The three kayas (Buddha Manifestations) as ground are essence, nature, and activity; as path they are bliss, clarity, and freedom from conceptual elaborations; and as fruition they are the Three Forms of Buddhahood. The three kayas of Buddhahood are the … Continue reading

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Abolish the Death Penalty

The death penalty is clearly inconsistent with Buddhist teachings, which place great emphasis on non-violence and compassion for all life. The First Precept requires individuals to abstain from injuring or killing any sentient being. In fact, the Buddha rejected physical … Continue reading

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Without Meditation

The perfect teaching of the Buddha is not accomplished through mere study. Dharma without meditation is like dying of thirst while being helplessly carried away by a great river. Dharma without meditation is like supplying many beings with food and … Continue reading

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Three Manifestations

Suchness manifests as wrong views in ordinary beings, as the reversal of these in those who see the truth, and as it is, in an unperverted way, free from elaboration, in a Tathagata. The impure, the impure-pure, and the utterly … Continue reading

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The Seed of Compassion

Some people ask why it is that I advocate so frequently and insistently on universal, radical compassion, especially toward non-human animals. They are of the opinion that a Buddhist monk should concentrate his efforts on sharing a “broader and higher” … Continue reading

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Solitude is happiness for one who is content, who understands the Dharma and clearly sees: non-violence is happiness in this world, harmlessness towards all living beings. ―Buddha Shakyamuni, Udana

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There Is None

Just as no pleasures can bring delight to someone whose body is ablaze with fire, the great compassionate ones cannot be pleased when harm is done to sentient beings. […] Flesh free from the three objections ―not seen, not heard, … Continue reading

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