Monthly Archives: October 2019

Rare

Once having gone astray and having been reborn in the Triple Realm, how can you ensure that you will not be deluded and descend upon the three lower paths? If you do not achieve rebirth in the Pure Land now, … Continue reading

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Unbroken!

May all sentient beings discard their doubts, cast aside their unwholesome attachments, and give rise to certainty in the Mahayana, that the lineage of the Buddhas may not be broken. —Asvaghosha

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Unbroken

A true lineage is not merely a teacher passing on teachings to a student. A true lineage refers to a realized being who teaches students, and some of the students attain realization from practicing the teachings. These students, in turn, … Continue reading

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No Anger

If we did not fight, were not greedy, did not demand anything, were not selfish, and did not want to benefit ourselves, we would have no anger. —Venerable Hsuan Hua

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Past and Future

My past is unimportant, yet openly displayed: the evident conditions of the present are its consequences. In the same way, my future is revealed: the evident actions of the present are its cause.   —Tashi Norbu Rinpoche

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Indra’s Net

As the sun first shines upon the high peaks while the world is still lying in darkness, so the Buddha illumined those whose aptitude was high with the doctrine of the nonduality of the mind and the Buddha. He taught … Continue reading

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The End of Becoming

Gain and loss, fame and infamy, praise and blame, pleasure and pain —these are the common human conditions, transitory, unstable, and subject to change. The wise, ever mindful, know these phenomena, seeing them as subject to change. Pleasant experiences do … Continue reading

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