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Appearance

There is no emptiness without appearance,

and there is no appearance without emptiness.

That is what we call the interdependent nature.

Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche

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Insight

Two Inseparable Parts

Buddhism teaches that human life is endowed simultaneously with both good and evil.

The human mind is interpreted as partaking of ten different conditions, or states, including, at one end of the scale, hell, which is filled with suffering; hunger, dominated by greed; and animality, characterized by fear of the strong and contempt for the weak. 45 more words

Buddhism

Beauty And Buddhahood

I’ve been out cycling this weekend, surrounded by beautiful nature and in the soft spring sunshine, just wonderful.

All thoughts fade away, as you lose yourself in the surroundings, so here is a snippet of wisdom from Nichiren Daishonin, about letting go of worldly desires… 63 more words

Buddhism

Why A Nichiren Buddhist?

If you research Buddhism, you will find, as with Christianity, that there are many schools or sects, believing much the same basic principles, but with their own embellishments or focus. 467 more words

Buddhism

Ideas & Ideals

I can think of several people who would do well to listen to the following advice …

If you wish to attain Buddhahood, you have only to lower the banner of your arrogance, cast aside the staff of your anger, and devote yourself exclusively to the one vehicle of the Lotus Sutra. 27 more words

Buddhism

Be more human

It comes down to our life state, doesn’t it? How we perceive things. We are always weaker than some and stronger than some, sometimes better or worse. 75 more words

Gosho Passages

Treasure one and all

In backgammon, if two stones of the same color are placed side by side, they cannot be hit by an opposing stone. A cart, as long as it has two wheels, does not lurch all over the road.

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