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Tibetan Buddhism and the Pure Land

There is a strong (and unfounded) belittling of Pure Land teachings and practice in the Western understanding of Tibetan Buddhism. Perhaps this is due to the dominant position of academics and nihilists in ‘western’ Buddhist circles, although there has been … Continue reading

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Grace vs. Works

The question whether salvation (liberation, enlightenment) results from grace or effort arises in many faith traditions. The dispute is perhaps best known to us in its Christian manifestation as the debate of ‘grace vs. works’, but it is also present … Continue reading

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The Ten Paramitas

The term paramita has two etymologies. The first derives it from the word parama, meaning “highest,” “most distant,” and hence, “chief,” “primary,” “most excellent.” Hence, the substantive can be rendered “excellence” or “perfection.” Paramita also means “that which has gone … Continue reading

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