Tag Archives: The Fourth Council

Distinguishing carefully

The doctrines of the silver and later ages contain errors, and their texts —which adulterate the Dharma like watered-down milk in the market— do not offer faithful witness.  The higher rectifies the lower, and superior principles refute the inferior.  The … Continue reading

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Two Cycles of Four Ages

I bow reverently before the perfect and absolute Buddha, the Welcome, Suchness, Supreme Purity, True Self, Great Bliss, Permanence, and proceed to explain in full the classification of the two cycles of the four ages.  The four great ages have … Continue reading

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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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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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