Category Archives: Sutra

Speak Up for Beings!

Such speech as the Tathagata knows to be true, correct, and beneficial, even if unwelcome and disagreeable to others, the Tathagata knows the time to use such speech. … Why is that? Because the Tathagata has compassion for all beings. … Continue reading

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The Same

As you are, so are others. As others are, so are you. Having thus identified self and others, never harm anyone, nor abuse any being. … Train yourself in doing good that lasts and brings happiness. Cultivate generosity, the life … Continue reading

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No One

Let us not deceive another or despise anyone for any reason, or through anger or irritation wish for another to suffer. ―Buddha Shakyamuni

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Buddhist Faith

It is so, Venerable Sir, that any noble disciples who have faith, who have aroused energy and established awareness, and who are concentrated, will understand reality thus: “This samsara is without discoverable beginning. Any first point for beings roaming and wandering on, … Continue reading

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The Perfection of Wisdom

Form is emptiness; emptiness is form. Emptiness is not other than form; form also is not other than emptiness. Sensation, perception, volition, and consciousness are empty. All phenomena are merely empty, having no characteristics. They are not produced and do … Continue reading

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An End to Suffering

When noble disciples have thus understood the unwholesome and the root of the unwholesome, the wholesome and the root of the wholesome, they entirely abandon the underlying tendency to attachment, they abolish the underlying tendency to aversion, they extirpate the … Continue reading

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Without Distinction

The Dharma which I teach is totally pure and makes no distinctions between race or caste, between rich or poor, between good and bad. It is like washing in pure water. The water washes all races and castes, rich and … Continue reading

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Without Meditation

The perfect teaching of the Buddha is not accomplished through mere study. Dharma without meditation is like dying of thirst while being helplessly carried away by a great river. Dharma without meditation is like supplying many beings with food and … Continue reading

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Three Manifestations

Suchness manifests as wrong views in ordinary beings, as the reversal of these in those who see the truth, and as it is, in an unperverted way, free from elaboration, in a Tathagata. The impure, the impure-pure, and the utterly … Continue reading

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One and All

Is the First Precept (to abstain from killing) solely inclusive of humans? The Buddha gives this instruction in the Griha Vinaya (Rules for Householders, Dharmika Sutra, Kshudraka Agama): Let us not destroy, or cause to be destroyed, any life at … Continue reading

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