Tag Archives: Kunchen Dolpopa

The Wind that Scatters the Clouds

The ground of purification is the universal ground wisdom, which is like the sky.   The object of purification is the incidental stains, which is like the clouds.   The agent of purification is the truth of the path, which … Continue reading

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Overcoming Delusion

As long as delusion[1] has not ceased, it is impossible for the manifestation of delusion, the cycle of birth and death, to cease. As long as the circulation of the vital winds[2] has not stopped, it is impossible for the … Continue reading

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Essential and Auxiliary

There are some who say, “The statement that by recitation of the Holy Name of Amideva one may be born in the Pure Land is an example of a temporally displaced intention. Rebirth may refer to a birth many lifetimes … Continue reading

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Without Doubt

Some teachers hold, “Because ordinary persons are not found in Sukhavati (the Pure Land), the present ordinary persons in this world will not be born there, despite their efforts.” This will harm sentient beings, for it gives rise to error … 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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A Magic Act

The realization of emptiness can be cultivated directly by reminding ourselves constantly that all appearances are mental elaborations, arising from our accumulated karma, perspectives, tendencies, and desires. Kunchen Dolpopa states in The Supplication: “All phenomena merely arise from conditions, without … Continue reading

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Buddha Nature

Those who desire liberation strive to comprehend the Great Middle Way of perfect truth, which is free from extremes of exaggeration and denigration. How is it comprehended? The Buddha Nature that exists as the ground is like a wish-fulfilling jewel … Continue reading

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