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The Minimum

What should worldly men and women do? First, they should be filial and respectful to their parents. Next, they should reverently trust the Three Jewels. Third, they should refrain from killing, and liberate the living. Fourth, they should eat pure … Continue reading

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With Kindness

The Five Precepts, the Ten Good Acts, the Six Paramitas, the Ten Thousand Conducts, the Four Unlimited Minds, the Four Ways of Gathering, Wisdom, and Skillful Means must all be practiced with vigor. Then even though you may not meet with a Buddha … Continue reading

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No Turning Back

I take upon myself the burden of all suffering. I am resolved to do so, I will endure it. I do not turn or run away, I do not wince, I am not terrified, nor afraid. I do not turn back or despond. … Continue reading

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Necessary

If your mind is harmonious, you can attain the Way. If you are impetuous about the Way, your impetuousness will tire out your body; and if your body is tired, your mind will become afflicted. If your mind becomes afflicted, then you will … Continue reading

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Greatest Blessings 3

To have much learning, to be skillful in craft, well-trained in discipline, and to be of good speech, these are great blessings. —Buddha Shakyamuni, Mahamangala Sutta

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Formerly and Now

Formerly, you were drunk with the wine of ignorance and had a taste only for the three poisons of attachment, aversion, and indifference. However, since you have begun to hear the Buddha’s Vow, you have slowly awakened from the drunkenness of ignorance, gradually … Continue reading

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Filial Piety

For the sake of your parents, make offerings to the Three Jewels. For the sake of your parents, hold the precept of pure eating. For the sake of your parents, practice giving and cultivate blessings. If you can do these things, you are a … Continue reading

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