Monthly Archives: March 2020

Who will tend to us?

If we don’t tend to one another, who then will tend to us? Whoever would tend to me, should tend to the sick. —Buddha Shakyamuni, Kucchivikara-vatthu

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The Buddha In Us

We already have Buddha Nature. In our lineage, we enter the Holy Path, the path of ethics, meditation, and wisdom, through the Gate of the Pure Land. We are assured of birth in Dewachen —Great Bliss, the Western Pure Land— … Continue reading

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Nothing Taken Away, Nothing Added

From peace flow love and compassion, imbued with the power to actually manifest them. But this peace is not a thing to be attained. Peace is our natural state. It requires nothing to be taken away and nothing to be … Continue reading

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Synonyms

The supreme truth, Shariputra, is a synonym for the quintessence of beings. The quintessence of beings, Shariputra, is a synonym for the Tathagatagarbha. The Tathagatagarbha, Shariputra, is a synonym for the Dharmakaya. This same Dharmakaya the Tathagata has spoken of, … Continue reading

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The Root

What makes the Bodhisattvas, the children of the Buddhas, appear? First, they generate strong compassion for all sentient beings. They appear because they have the mind of compassion and bodhicitta. Therefore, what we should really have the most interest in … Continue reading

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Free

May all who are sick or ill quickly be freed from their ailments. Whatever diseases there are in the world, may they never occur again. —Shantideva

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Worst and Best

Fearlessness is generated when you can appreciate uncertainty, when you have faith in the impossibility of these interconnected components remaining static and permanent. You will find yourself, in a very true sense, preparing for the worst while allowing for the … Continue reading

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