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#113 Bodhicitta

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Posted 23 February 2016 - 02:43 PM

When the bodhisattva generates the will to seek bodhi,

this is not such as is without causes and without conditions.

Developing pure faith in the Buddha, Dharma, and Sangha—

It is on account of this that one initiates such vast resolve.

 

One does not seek the five desires, the position of a king,

wealth, personal pleasure, or great fame.

It is solely in order to forever extinguish beings’ sufferings

and benefit those in the world that one generates the resolve.

 

Constantly wishing to benefit beings and make them happy,

one adorns the lands, makes offerings to the Buddhas,

takes on and upholds right Dharma, and cultivates all wisdom.

It is to achieve realization of bodhi that one generates the resolve.

 

Avatamsaka Sutra, ch. 12


Edited by Bodhicitta, 27 February 2016 - 10:38 AM.

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Posted 27 February 2016 - 10:46 AM

Mañjuśrī, it is due to the complete purity of the

mind, as well as due to proper cultivation, that sentient beings see the [reflection of the]

body of a tathāgata. Mañjuśrī, it is due to the power of the Tathāgata

that sentient beings see him. And still he remains non-existent, nonarisen,

and non-ceased. He is neither existence nor non-existence,

neither visible nor invisible, neither worldly nor unworldly, neither an

object of thinking nor not an object of thinking, neither existent nor

non-existent.

“It is so, Mañjuśrī, that sentient beings focus on the reflection of the

Tathāgata and offer it flowers, perfumes, garments, and jewels while

making this aspiration: ‘May we also become like the Tathāgata, the

Arhat, the Perfect and Complete Buddha.’

 

From The Ornament of the Light of Awareness That Enters the Domain of All Buddhas Sutra

 

http://read.84000.co/browser/released/UT22084/047/UT22084-047-002.pdf


Edited by Bodhicitta, 27 February 2016 - 11:10 AM.

Buddhas proclaim the Dharma with one sound, each living being understands according to it kind.

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#115 Junko

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Posted 27 February 2016 - 08:03 PM

Live every act fully,as if it were your last. From a book called 'Buddha's little Instruction Book'by Jack Kornfield.

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Posted 21 May 2016 - 04:22 PM

For Vesak 2016:

 

 

Faith causes the faculties to become pure, bright, and sharp.

The power of faith is indestructibly solid.

Faith enables eternal destruction of the root of the afflictions.

Faith enables exclusive progression toward Buddha’s qualities.

 

Through faith, one remains free of attachment to objective realms,

leaves difficulties far behind and becomes free of them.

Faith enables one to step over the demons' road.

and reveals the path of the unsurpassable liberation.

 

Faith is the indestructible seed of meritorious qualities.

Faith enables the growth of the bodhi tree.

Faith enables the growth of the most supreme wisdom.

Faith is able to reveal all buddhas.

 

Avatamsaka Sutra, ch. 12


Edited by Bodhicitta, 21 May 2016 - 04:23 PM.

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Posted 01 January 2017 - 12:15 PM

"Be a light unto yourself."

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Posted 17 March 2017 - 08:18 PM

At the moment of the attainment of Buddhahood,
the Buddha uttered the following two verses:

Verse 153: I, who have been seeking the builder of this house (body), failing to attain Enlightenment (Bodhi nana or Sabbannuta nana) which would enable me to find him, have wandered through innumerable births in samsara. To be born again and again is, indeed, dukkha!

 

Verse 154: Oh house-builder! You are seen, you shall build no house (for me) again. All your rafters are broken, your roof-tree is destroyed. My mind has reached the unconditioned (i.e., Nibbana); the end of craving (Arahatta Phala) has been attained.

* Kamasukhallikanuyoga and Attakiamathanuyoga.

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What an experience ( of 'joy') by ('someone') he who ,finally , has reached the very end of the path !

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#119 Sudhamma

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Posted 17 March 2017 - 09:33 PM

Selected 3 verses from the Mangala Sutta (Discourse on Blessings):

 

"Not to associate with the foolish, but to associate with the wise,

and to honour those worthy of honour - this is the highest blessing"

 

"Asevana ca balanam - panditanan ca sevana,

Puja ca pujaniyanam - Etam mangalamuttamam"

 

"Reverence, humility, contentment, gratitude,

and the timely hearing of the Dhamma,

the Teaching of the Buddha - this is the highest blessing.

 

"Garavo ca nivato ca - Santutthi ca katannuta

Kalena dhammasavanam - Etam mangalamuttamam"

 

"The mind that is not touched by the vicissitudes of life,

the mind that is free from sorrow, stainless and secure

- this is the highest blessing"

 

"Phutthassa lokadhammehi - cittam yassa na kampati

Asokam virajam khemam - Etam mangalamuttamam"



#120 Sudhamma

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Posted 17 March 2017 - 09:36 PM

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#121 Sudhamma

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Posted 17 March 2017 - 09:42 PM

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Edited by Sudhamma, 17 March 2017 - 09:44 PM.

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