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Once infinite loving kindness has been developed, frequently practiced, firmly established, expanded, made a vehicle, a foundation, and brought to full perfection, then it will be impossible for ill-will to take possession of and obsess the mind, for infinite loving … Continue reading

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Five Fundamental Practices

If a good man or woman performs the Five Fundamental Practices and has accomplished them, he or she will eventually attain birth in the Pure Land of Bliss and see Buddha Amideva. What are the Five Fundamental Practices? They are: … Continue reading

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Giving Thanks

The season for the massive slaughter of turkeys has arrived once again. Between 250 and 300 million turkeys are raised for slaughter every year in the U.S. alone. And that is just the proverbial tip of the iceberg: in the … Continue reading

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Non-abiding Nirvana

Because of perfect wisdom, the Buddhas do not dwell in the suffering of samsara. Because of great compassion, the Buddhas do not dwell in the peace of nirvana. They dwell in non-abiding nirvana, performing continuous enlightened activities for the benefit … Continue reading

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