Monthly Archives: March 2019

Walking Meditation

There are five benefits of walking meditation. What five? You become fit for traveling, for striving in meditation, and healthy in body; what’s eaten, drunk, chewed, and tasted is properly digested; and concentration gained while walking lasts long. These are … Continue reading

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The King of Prayers

When the moment of my death arrives, by eliminating all obscurations and directly perceiving Amideva, may I go immediately to Dewachen, the Pure Land of Great Bliss. Having gone to Dewachen, may I actualize the meaning of all my aspirations, fulfilling them without exception, for the … Continue reading

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Offerings

The giver of the agreeable obtains the agreeable, the giver of the foremost obtains the foremost, the giver of the excellent obtains the excellent, the giver of the best obtains the best. Giving gifts to the best, the best of merit grows: the best … Continue reading

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Five

There are five accomplishments. What five? Accomplishment in faith, ethics, learning, generosity, and wisdom. These are the five accomplishments. […] There are five kinds of wealth. What five? The wealth of faith, ethics, learning, generosity, and wisdom. So, let us … Continue reading

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Critical

You may become conversant with all eighty-four thousand Buddhist teachings, but as one in the condition of human foolishness, you will still be given to error. All that is critically important is to remember the Buddha’s Name. —Kyobutsu

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A Mistake

It is not the case that one strives to liberate an existent self. For instance, if you are frightened when mistaking a rope for a snake, you will feel relieved when you see that there is no snake. Similarly, by … Continue reading

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Release

Those who contemplate impermanence, emptiness, suffering, and lack of self, are not deluded about things. Because they are not deluded, they have no attachment. Because they have no attachment, they do not become angry. Because they do not become angry, … Continue reading

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