Monthly Archives: February 2020

Manifestation & Perfection

Understanding the Pure Land teaching is all a matter of comprehending that Amideva (Amitabha Buddha) is precisely our own Buddha Nature, our Original Mind. If we mistakenly refer to the Buddha as “other”, we would fall into one form of … Continue reading

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Faults

Attachment is difficult to abandon, but it is a mild fault; aversion is easy to abandon, but it is a grave fault; indifference is difficult to abandon, and it is a grave fault. —Buddha Shakyamuni, Arya Vinaya Viniscayopāli Pariprccha Sutra

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Meaningful

Appreciate and rejoice, without any expectation. It doesn’t matter if people are unkind to you, it doesn’t matter if people betray you, it doesn’t matter if people don’t even say “Thank you.” By appreciating everything around you, from happy experiences … Continue reading

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Help

Compassion without attachment is the perfect cause. Knowing the nature of unborn mind, and knowing the illusions of sentient beings despite the fact that their minds are also unborn, you will bring about the perfect result. This is because as … Continue reading

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Attachment and Aversion

If, while practicing the Mahayana during eons as numerous as the sands of the Ganges, a Bodhisattva continuously violates the precepts due to attachment, his fault is mild. If a Bodhisattva violates one precept moved by aversion, even once, his … Continue reading

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Incorrigibles

People these days use whatever little Dharma they know to augment afflictive emotions, and then engender tremendous pride and conceit over it. They teach the Dharma without taming their own minds. But as with a river rock [that never gets … Continue reading

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Powerful

To end suffering —not only by relieving its symptoms but eradicating its root cause— is precisely the aim of the Buddha’s teaching. We must first realize that the true cause of suffering is not outside, but inside. That is why … Continue reading

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The Game We Are Playing

The two truths are the relative truth and ultimate or absolute truth. We cannot deny either. If we are playing a game like Chess or Monopoly, there are rules that go with the game, and as long as we are … Continue reading

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Appearances

The world will not follow the designs and projections of our imagination. We must allow our perception to correspond to what is, rather than try to make reality correspond to our perceptions. All our experiences are internal mental representations, but … Continue reading

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There Is A Path

All our experience of the world is in our mind, so if we change our mind, we change our world. If we all change our minds for the better, we transform the world. The Buddha said not to look away … Continue reading

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