Tag Archives: Buddha Shakyamuni

Happiness Now and Hereafter

Dighajanu approached the Buddha Shakyamuni: “Venerable Sir, I am an ordinary man, leading the family life with wife and children. Would the Blessed One teach me that which will bring happiness in this world and hereafter?”  The Buddha replied that … Continue reading

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From Ignorance to Death

Through ignorance, intentional actions arise. Through intentional actions, consciousness arises. Through consciousness, mental and physical phenomena arise. Through mental and physical phenomena, the five senses and the mind arise. Through the five senses and the mind, contact arises. Through contact, … Continue reading

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Ten Duties of a Leader

A leader should not crave wealth and property, and should dedicate personal resources to the welfare of all. A leader should cultivate morality, never killing, cheating, stealing, exploiting others, committing adultery, uttering falsehoods, or becoming intoxicated. A leader should sacrifice … Continue reading

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The Buddha on Nirvana

There is an unborn, unoriginated, unproduced, unformed. Were there not this unborn, unoriginated, unproduced, unformed, there would be no escape from the world of the born, originated, produced, formed. Since there is an unborn, unoriginated, unproduced, unformed, therefore is there … Continue reading

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Forms of Compassion

If there are sentient beings who need someone in the form of a Buddha in order to be liberated, Chenrezig (Avalokiteshvara, Kwan Yin, Kannon) immediately manifests as a Buddha and speaks the Dharma for them. If they need someone in … Continue reading

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Déjà vu, all over again

Some persons routinely fall in love with the same type of man or woman, even though their previous relationships have not been successful. Others repeatedly become involved in situations at work that lead to discomfort with the job, conflict with … Continue reading

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Four Strategies

All of us come to the Dharma with various degrees of wrong views, previous tendencies and conditioning, false identities, afflicted emotions, and extremely sensitive egos. It takes time and effort to leave them behind, or at least transform them sufficiently … Continue reading

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