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Great Delusion

Those who have great realization of delusion are Buddhas. Those who are greatly deluded about realization are sentient beings. —Dogen Zenji, Shobogenzo  We are all foolish beings (prithagjnana= lacking wisdom). The sincere mind is the true understanding that even though … Continue reading

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Sudden liberation, gradual enlightenment

Transference of merit is an essential practice of Mahayana Buddhism: whenever we perform virtuous actions, we dedicate the merit to universal liberation. We are not, however, the first to do so —countless previous Buddhas and Bodhisattvas have dedicated their merit … Continue reading

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