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Producing conflict

If we make up false literalist notions of the meaning, aggrandizing or diminishing, saying the vehicles of hearers and bodhisattvas are opposed, this ignorant interpretation produces conflict. —Buddha Shakyamuni, Sandhinirmochana Sutra

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Without artifice

Helping people steadfastly without artifice, having awakened, striving for the benefit of the living: the wise do this throughout the ages, and so attain the supreme joy of nondefilement. If people preach because of desire, they are said to have … Continue reading

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The most excellent birth

There are four reasons why the birth of Bodhisattvas is most excellent among living beings: first, because it is based on ultimately pure accumulations of virtue; second, because it is chosen intentionally, with knowing discernment; third, because it is based … Continue reading

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Stop all argument

The inwardly realized signless sphere cannot be verbalized, having no expression. The ultimate truth that stops all argument transcends all aspects of thought and deliberation.  —Buddha Shakyamuni, Sandhinirmochana Sutra

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