Speak Up for Beings!

11800609_469455026548658_2807396858900898059_nSuch speech as the Tathagata knows to be true, correct, and beneficial,

even if unwelcome and disagreeable to others,

the Tathagata knows the time to use such speech.

Why is that? Because the Tathagata has compassion for all beings.

—Buddha Shakyamuni, Middle Length Discourses

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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1 Response to Speak Up for Beings!

  1. solorzam says:

    The Buddha is quoted on numerous occasions in the Pali Canon as referring to himself as the Tathāgata instead of using the pronouns me, I or myself. This may be meant to emphasize by implication that the teaching is uttered by one who has transcended the human condition, one beyond the otherwise endless cycle of rebirth and death, i.e. beyond dukkha.
    The term also occurs as a synonym for arhat, identifying one who has attained the ultimate in the holy life.There is even a sense in which such a one is no longer human. “a tathāgata, a superior state of being (uttama-puriso)”.

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