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Attaining Buddhahood in this lifetime

The Lotus Sutra and Nichiren Buddhism preaches that enlightenment is possible for everyone in this lifetime.

Certain paths may suggest that one has to go through trainings in many lifetimes in order to become enlightened. 1,214 more words


The Angry Poet

Sometimes, when anger wells up inside us, an outburst can actually do more harm than good.

But when it’s wrapped in poetry, the power is conserved but the harshness is somehow diluted, allowing the message to get through without causing an aggressive backlash. 192 more words


On Good Friends

What Buddhism terms ‘good friends’, are sincere, honest people without a trace of deceit, who guide others toward the correct path, toward good. It also refers to people who lend their assistance or support to us so that we can practice Buddhism with full assurance. 60 more words


Connectivity Is Infinite

In the true reality of life as viewed from the enlightened state of a Buddha, one who has broken free of all delusion, all things are equal, transcending distinctions and differences between subject and object, self and others, mind and body, the spiritual and the material. 64 more words


Happiness Of The Heart

Happiness is a matter of the heart. This is not mere spiritualism. Our hearts are precious vessels endowed with the treasure of Buddhahood.

When we strive earnestly in faith and practice to reveal our Buddhahood, we can walk along the sure and steady path to happiness and attain a state of complete fulfilment and satisfaction. 14 more words


The Buddha

The Sanskrit word Buddha means “One who is awakened .” While the term was widely employed by various schools of the time, it eventually came to be used exclusively in reference to Shakyamuni. 57 more words


Buddhahood is not elsewhere.

Perfect buddhahood will not be found
anywhere in the ten directions or the four times.
Since mind itself is perfectly awakened,
do not seek buddhahood elsewhere! 32 more words

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