Monthly Archives: February 2019

Attachments

Whatever sorrows or lamentations there are, the various kinds of suffering in the world, it is because of attachment that these exist; without something dear, these do not exist. They are happy and free from sorrow who have no attachments anywhere in the world. … Continue reading

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Wherever

So long as you can recite the Name, any dwelling at all is fine. Avoid places where your utterance is hampered. But wherever you dwell, be detached from your surroundings. —Myozen

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Kindly

Those who do not kill nor cause others to kill, who do not vanquish nor cause others to vanquish, kindly towards all beings. they feel enmity for none. —Buddha Shakyamuni, Mettabhavana Sutta

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One Night’s Lodging

Those who seek the Pure Land abide in the thought that we are out on a journey. Though we travel to the limits of cloud or sea, as long as we have physical existence, we cannot do without the bare … Continue reading

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Disunity in the Sangha

There is one thing which, when it appears in the world, appears for the detriment of many, for the misery of many, for the loss, harm, and suffering of many. What is that one thing? It is disunity in the … Continue reading

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Good For Nothing

If your purpose is birth in the Pure Land, take care not to stand conspicuous in the eyes of others. […] It’s good to be good for nothing. —Myozen

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Bound

Some recluses and sham sages are deeply attached to their own views. Those who see only one side of things engage in quarrels and disputes. […] Possessed by conceit, fettered by conceit, bound by conceit, they argue ruthlessly because of their views and cannot go … Continue reading

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