Monthly Archives: May 2019

Nobly

Noble disciples who grow in five ways grow nobly, taking on what is essential and excellent in this life. What five? Noble disciples grow in faith, ethics, learning, generosity, and wisdom. Noble disciples who grow in these five ways grow … Continue reading

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Before & After

Since ordinary beings lack the power to save others, we should just remain exclusively mindful of the Buddha, gain birth in the Pure Land, realize the emptiness of phenomena, then return to the triple realms to rescue sentient beings from … Continue reading

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Three Benefits

There are three types of benefits to be obtained by constantly remaining mindful of the name of the Buddha. First, various unwholesome attentions and internal dialogues will ultimately be prevented from arising. Moreover, obstructions arising from past karma will vanish. … Continue reading

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Even Now

At the time of death, those who possess wholesomeness will obtain, just as they wish, Buddhahood. Why would those possessed of wholesomeness who have removed obstructions not obtain Buddhahood even now? —Asanga, Mahayanasamgraha

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Freedom

When Right View is supported by five factors, it has freedom by compassion and freedom by wisdom as its fruit and benefit. What five? Ethics, learning, contemplation, serenity, and discernment. When Right View is supported by these five factors, it … Continue reading

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At Every Moment

We should not become despondent, because countless sentient beings who are born in the human realm attain perfect enlightenment at every moment. —Asanga, Mahayanasamgraha

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Two Paths

There are two paths by which Bodhisattvas reach the stage of non-retrogression: the path of difficult practice and the path of easy practice. The path of difficult practice is attempting to reach the stage of non-retrogression through self-effort in the … Continue reading

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