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Bowing Bodhisattva Dharmakara

We are liberated, not by an external being or force, but by the bowing that is realized in us.
Nobuo Haneda

In the midst of timeless time, 266 more words

Shin Buddhism

Mind of Embracing All Things

At our last gathering we read a few pieces from a great Shin writer and priest, Haya Akesarasu.  Most of his writings are currently out of print or not translated but there are a few in existence.   598 more words

Shin Buddhism

Keeping It Real

It appears that there are now over six hundred people following my blog, so I need to continue to think carefully about the things I post. 276 more words


The Diamond Sutra and moral idealism

Most Buddhists know that a bodhisattva is someone who helps others through their understanding of “enlightened practice” or “enlightening practices.” The Buddha is called a bodhisattva when referring to the time before he became a Buddha. 445 more words


Radiance - #Buddha #quote

“Those who are
energetically committed to the way,
pure and considerate in effort,
composed and virtuous in conduct,
steadily increase in radiance.”

Buddha – Dhammapada

photo by Stephanie Mohan – Oct 2014


Pointing at your heart - #haiku #buddhism

lost in the dense woods
the trees bear no directions -
pointing at your heart

Haiku by Stephanie Mohan – October 2014


Just Keeping On

If you allow the passing of time to let you forget the lofty vows of your youth, you stand to block the source of your own boundless good fortune and sever the roots of limitless prosperity for your family and loved ones as well. 28 more words