Three Kalpas


According to the Vajrayana, the term kalpa has two different meanings: the common meaning is eon, a period of time estimated to equal approximately 16 million human years, while the uncommon meaning is delusion.

Thus, attaining Buddhahood “after three kalpas” does not mean that enlightenment requires practice for three interminable eons, but rather that we must purify the gross, fine, and subtle delusions of self, phenomena, and duality. —TN

About Tashi Nyima

I am a Dharma student, and aspire to be a companion on the path. I trust that these texts can offer a general approach and basic tools for practicing the Buddha's way to enlightenment. ||| Soy un estudiante del Dharma, y aspiro a ser un compañero en el sendero. Espero que estos textos ofrezcan a algunos un mapa general y herramientas básicas para la práctica del sendero a la iluminación que nos ofrece el Buda.
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1 Response to Three Kalpas

  1. patientnumber2 says:

    There is only Nature, culturalizations ( perhaps no such word) of the infinite are exactly what they are. Holding on to eons, in the light of the infinite is, in this students opinion a distraction. Potato Pancakes.

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