Monthly Archives: May 2019

Eyes & Legs

The teaching and practice for birth in the Pure Land of Supreme Bliss are the eyes and legs for those who seek Buddhahood in the defiled Latter Age of the five corruptions. —Genshin

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Back to Basics

Sentient beings may perform ten wholesome deeds or ten unwholesome deeds. What are the ten? Three are done with the body, four are done with the mouth, and three are done with the mind. The three done with the body … Continue reading

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Origins

om ye dharma hetu-prabhava hetum tesham tathagato hyavadat tesham cha yo nirodha evam vadi mahashramanah svaha ajñānāc-cīyate karmma janmanaḥ karmma kāraṇam jñānān-na cīyate karmma karmmābhāvān-na jāyate All phenomena originate from causes. The Tathagata has taught these causes and also their cessation. … Continue reading

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No Ground

We have left our families, forsaken our bodies, and given up our opinions. After entrusting our bodies and lives to the Buddha, we may not entertain thoughts of ownership toward other persons or objects. Especially, to consider ourselves to be … Continue reading

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Reform

If a person commits many offenses and does not repent of them, but cuts off all thought of repentance, the offenses will engulf him, just as water returning to the sea will gradually become deeper and wider. If a person … Continue reading

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How?

Bodhisattvas and monks who practice purity will not even step on the grass in the pathway; even less will they pull it up with their hand. How can those with great compassion take the flesh and blood of living beings … Continue reading

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Constantly

Have sudden insights; be gradual in practice. Never be overconfident. Understand that you must train constantly. —Takuga Hijiri

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