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The Absolute Mind of Enlightenment

I bow to the Lord of Compassion.   In sleep, the six spheres of thought, sound, touch, sight, taste, and smell seem real. This same mind views the world by day— bless me to regard all phenomena as dreams.   … Continue reading

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The Residents of the Pure Land

The mind of the disciples, bodhisattvas, devas, and human beings in the Pure Land is clear and far-reaching. Their appearance in body and attire are not to be distinguished one from another. Only because of conformity with convention are the … Continue reading

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Three Obstacles

There are three obstacles that stand in the way of enlightenment. They can be removed by dedicating our merit to the welfare of others.  The first obstacle is grasping at the false self. This is removed by means of non-dual … Continue reading

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The Philosopher and the Boatman

The Three Wheels of the Dharma are the three periods of the Buddha’s teaching, in which He emphasized various aspects. The First Wheel (in which He presented the Four Noble Truths and the Eightfold Noble Path) are focused on cause … Continue reading

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Are We Good Candidates for Enlightenment?

Do I understand and accept karma and rebirth? Do I renounce the illusion of material happiness? Do I desire enlightenment for all (not just myself)? Do I understand, at least conceptually, emptiness and dependent origination? Do I have certainty about … Continue reading

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Clinging

The Buddhas teach that emptiness Definitely eliminates all clinging to views, But those who cling to the view of emptiness Are said to be incorrigible.  —Arya Nagarjuna, Mulamadhyamakarika 13.8

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