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Posts tagged with "Buddhahood"

Verse On Advancement

Feb. 1 | 事讫就水, 当愿众生, 出世法中, 速疾而往。 – 文殊菩萨     (华严经: 净行品: 第43偈) [When (toileting)] matters are finished [and] using water, [reflect that] ‘May sentient beings, [to the] transcendental Dharma...

Verse On Grade

Jan. 5 | 著僧伽梨, 当愿众生, 入第一位, 得不动法。 – 文殊菩萨 (华严经: 净行品: 第39偈) [When] wearing the sanghati,* [reflect that] ‘May sentient beings enter the foremost grade,** attaining the unmoving Dharma.***’ –...

Question Of Maitreya On Eight Qualities

Nov. 23 | Before attaining Buddhahood, the swiftest way to attain swiftest progress to Buddhahood without retrogression is via swift rebirth in a Pure Land. – Stonepeace | Books The Blessed One [Sakyamuni Buddha], in turn, continued, “Maitreya, if a bodhisattva...

Verse On Entering Hall

Sep. 23 | 若入堂宇, 当愿众生, 升无上堂, 安住不动。 – 文殊菩萨     (华严经: 净行品11: 第27偈) If entering Buddha [and sutra] halls, [reflect that] ‘May sentient beings rise [to enter the] unsurpassable hall,* [to] peacefully...

Become The Best You Can Be

Aug. 4 | Know not your greatest potential and actualise not your greatest potential. Know your greatest potential and actualise your greatest potential. Stonepeace | Books The first step for someone who aspires to follow the spiritual path is to understand how...

Twin Wings

Aug. 4 | Even the eagle, king of birds, cannot fly if he is missing a wing. Many find the wing ‘perception of emptiness’, But only those who have also the wing of Bodhicitta Fly to the omniscient state of Buddhahood. – The 7th Dalai Lama Share...

Cause Of Buddhahood

May. 23 | If you aspire to Buddhahood,¹ the root of it is Bodhicitta² as firm as Mount Sumeru,³ all-pervasive compassion⁴ and non-dual wisdom.⁵ – Nagarjuna Bodhisattva (Ratnamala) 1 Supreme enlightenment 2 Aspiration to guide all to Buddhahood 3 Largest...

155 Spiritual & Physical Differences Between Buddhas & Arhats

May. 2 | All who give rise to Bodhicitta are able to become Bodhisatvas, who are able to become Buddhas, who are able to guide all to give rise to Bodhicitta. – Stonepeace | Books The Lord [Sakyamuni] Buddha: ‘What do you think, Sariputra, does it...

Pure Precepts

Mar. 5 | 若持净戒顺正教, 诸佛贤圣所赞叹, 戒是无上菩提本, 应当具足持净戒。 – 华严经 If upholding the pure precepts [of morality] to comply with the true teachings, [which] all Buddhas and virtuous sages praise, [as]...

One Dharma

Feb. 4 | 是诸世尊等, 皆说一乘法, 化无量众生, 令入于佛道。 All World-Honoured Ones [Buddhas], Each speak Dharma of the One Vehicle [Ekayana], To transform immeasurable sentient beings, For enabling entry of the Buddha path [to Buddhahood]. –...

Dedication Of Merits

Jan. 13 | 回向偈 Verse For Dedication Of Merits 愿以此功德,   May I, with these meritorious virtues, 普及以一切。Universally dedicate them to all. 我与等众生,   May I, with other sentient beings, 皆共成佛道。All together accomplish...

Essence Of The ‘Sūtra Of Immeasurable Meanings’

Jan. 9 | 摘抄: 无量义经: 说法品第二 Excerpt: Sūtra Of Immeasurable Meanings [Prologue Of Lotus Sutra]: Chapter 2: Preaching The Dharma 天竺三藏昙摩伽陀耶舍译 Translated by ancient India’s Tripiṭaka Master Dharmagatayaśas [from...

The Buddha’s Admonition Against Making False Spiritual Claims

Jan. 5 | Liars are not true even to themselves, much less to others and to Truth itself. – Stonepeace | Books 大佛顶首楞严经: 清净明诲章: 妄语篇 The Great Buddha’s Crown’s Foremost Surangama Sutra: Section On Clear Instructions For...

From Mindfulness To Buddhahood

Jan. 5 | 常生大乘善信, 自知我是未成之佛, 诸佛是已成之佛, 发菩提心, 念念不去心。 – 释迦牟尼佛    (梵网经) Constantly giving rise to good faith in the Great Vehicle [for delivering one and all to Buddhahood], personally...

Nuturing The Bodhi Seed

Nov. 21 | 欲长菩提苗, 光明照世间, 应当静观察, 诸法真实相, 不生亦不灭, 不常复不断, 不一亦不异, 不来亦不去. – 梵网经 (释迦牟尼佛) Wishing to nurture the Bodhi seedling [for Buddhahood], to have the bright light...