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Perfecting the Buddha-qualities

199. The noble quality of love should be thought about thus: “One concerned only with his own welfare, without concern for the welfare of others, cannot achieve success in this world or happiness in the next. 239 more words

Dhamma

Little ditty about Buddhahood

Nobody owns buddhahood,
it is not something that can be gifted to you due to your requests and blessings,
otherwise the Buddha would have given it to you already; 55 more words

The Four Nirvanas

There are four kinds of Nirvana:

  1. Natural nirvana–One’s true nature. The ability to see the true nature of all phenomena. Also known as Buddha nature.
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Secular Buddhism

THE TRUE ASPECT OF ALL PHENOMENA

QUESTION: The “Expedient Means” chapter in the first volume of the Lotus Sutra states, “The true aspect of all phenomena their consistency from beginning to end.” What does this passage mean? 1,641 more words

Nichiren Buddhism

LETTER TO GIJO- BO

Single-mindedly desiring to see the Buddha” may be read as follows: single-mindedly observing the Buddha, concentrating one’s mind on seeing the Buddha, and when looking at one’s own mind, perceiving that it is the Buddha. 289 more words

Nichiren Buddhism

THE UNIVERSAL SALTY TASTE

THERE are six kinds of flavors. The first is subtle, the second, salty, the third, pungent, the fourth, sour, the fifth, sweet, and the sixth, bitter. 1,403 more words

Nichiren Buddhism

WHAT IT MEANS TO HEAR THE BUDDHA VEHICLE

Objection: Water does not come from fire, and grass does not grow from a stone. Evil causes produce evil effects, good causes call forth good responses—such is the fixed principle in the Buddhist teaching. 1,334 more words

Nichiren Buddhism