Monthly Archives: July 2018

Blinded

Although my eyes, blinded by passions, do not see the brilliant light that embraces me, the Great Compassion never tires, always casting its light upon me. –Honen Shonin

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What Remains

    One regards it as empty of what is not there, but as to what remains there, one understands that which is present thus: “This is present.” –Buddha Shakyamuni, Culasunnata-sutta

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In Your Mind

When you contemplate the Buddha in your mind, it is your mind that possesses the thirty-two prominent features and the eighty secondary attributes. Your mind becomes the Buddha; your mind is the Buddha. The wisdom of the Buddha —true, universal, … Continue reading

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Remember

If sentient beings remember and think of the Buddha, then either in the immediate present or in the future, they will definitely contemplate the Buddha; they will not be far from the Buddha. Thus, without relying on any other means, … Continue reading

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Sober Eating

Wisely reflecting, we take food, not for enjoyment, not for indulgence or the fascination of taste, but simply for the maintenance of the body, for the continuance of existence, for the cessation of painful feeling, for living the higher life. Through this eating, we subdue … Continue reading

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Embrace them!

Just as with her own life a mother shields from hurt her own child, her only child, let all-embracing thoughts for all beings, be yours. —Buddha Shakyamuni

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Insubstantial

Life and death are nothing but the mind. Years, months, days, and hours are nothing but the mind. Dreams, illusions, and mirages are nothing but the mind. The bubbles of water and the flames of fire are nothing but the … Continue reading

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