Monthly Archives: April 2019

Vanity

Hopeless is the itinerant monk who, clad in a humble robe, takes pains to straighten the creases. —Myohen

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Appearances

People who eat animals may gain some awareness and may seem to be in samadhi, but they are great demons. When their current lifetime ends, they are bound to sink into the bitter sea of birth and death. They are … Continue reading

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All & One

One person is all persons; all persons are one person. One practice is all practices; all practices are one practice. namu amida butsu om amideva hrih —Ryonin

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Essence, Cause & Function

Attachment, aversion, and indifference are the affective obscurations; their cause is grasping at the existence of a personal self: and their function is to prevent liberation from cyclic birth and death. Notions of subject, action, and object are the cognitive … Continue reading

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Cause & Result

A result arises when a cause exists; all seeds produce results which match their causes. Who can attest that there are fruits without seeds? Likewise, it is impossible that a result is accomplished without a cause. Nagarjuna and I recognize … Continue reading

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Neither Form Nor Action

Desire is born from your intentions. Intentions are born from your perceptions. When both functions of the mind are still, there is neither form nor action. —Buddha Kashyapa, quoted by Buddha Shakyamuni in the Sutra of 42 Sections

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All My Mothers

All my mothers of this world —even the sick, old, and lowly— others take away their freedom and force them to work, beat, and kill them. What a shame! As it is certain that all beings born as animals have been … Continue reading

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