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Zen & Mantrayana

You have asked me to speak a little about the differences between Zen Buddhism and Mantrayana. I encourage you and all seekers to visit, inquire, and learn directly from those Buddhist schools that may interest you. Evidently, I have a … Continue reading

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In this Dharma-ending Age

Buddha Shakyamuni preached for 45 years in this world. In that time, he was asked the same questions repeatedly, and he patiently answered them according to the capacity, maturity, and disposition of the questioners.  In the conventional sense, there is … Continue reading

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Skillful Means

The perfection of skillfulness (upaya paramita) is the capacity to select and apply suitable teachings, practices, or methods in order to help others on the path to enlightenment, according to place, time, and individual circumstance (desha-kala-patra).   Skillfulness is the ability … Continue reading

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Managing Afflicted Emotions

When we experience afflicted emotions, we can manage them in one or more of the following ways, according to our innate tendencies, capacity, and level of spiritual development. Whenever there is doubt as to which may be appropriate, apply renunciation … Continue reading

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