Tag Archives: Shakyamuni Buddha

Repose and Relief

When sentient beings come in contact with the light of Amideva, the three kinds of defilements disappear in them. Their bodies and minds become supple and gentle. They become full of joy and enthusiasm, and positive thoughts arise in them.   … Continue reading

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Striving for the truth

In controversy, the instant we feel anger we have already ceased striving for the truth, and have begun striving for ourselves. Shakyamuni Buddha

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Turning the Wheel of Dharma

During his 45 year teaching career, the Buddha taught different understandings of reality according to varying circumstances and the disparate dispositions, personality types, and capacities of his students. The Buddha’s discourses are divided into 3 distinct sets of teachings or … Continue reading

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Noble friends

Let us associate with friends who are noble, energetic, and pure in life; let us be cordial and refined in conduct. Thus, full of joy, we will make an end of suffering. —Shakyamuni Buddha, Dhammapada 376

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The bliss of blamelessness

Knowing the bliss of freedom from debt, and recollecting the bliss of having, enjoying the bliss of wealth, the mortal then sees clearly with discernment.    The wise, seeing clearly, knows both sides: that these are not worth one sixteenth of … Continue reading

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