Tag Archives: buddhist

13Nov/17

10 Benefits from the Shurangama Mantra

Why supplement the practice of listening with a practice around the Shurangama mantra? In general, some spiritual humps are difficult to overcome on your own. The Shurangama mantra is the lever that bounces you right over any obstacle. You can memorize this long mantra and recite it regularly, you can… Read More..
26Oct/17

4 Foundational Purifications for Enlightenment

If you expect to evolve spiritually, you must exert yourself. If you expect miracle to strike simply because you willed it, it’s not likely to happen. You must cultivate the terra firma of your soul so it flowers fruits. You must cleanse the vessel that carries the messages of wisdom and compassion. You must polish the instrument that ignites and channels the transcendental. According to the Shurangama Sutra, a Mahayana Buddhist text that is revered for its teachings on meditation a long and powerful Buddhist mantra, here are four ways to dig deep into the soil of your soul, to bath your messenger, and to make your physical instrument for practice shine. Read More..
07Aug/17

8 Reflections on Suffering upon Rising from Practice

First, “practice” in the Buddhist sense is that it is a regular and consistent sacred routine that you engage in on the spiritual path. It is often compared to nurturing a seed with nutrients consistently until it blossoms. “Practice” also in the sense that it is always evolving. I hesitate… Read More..
13Feb/17

5 Buddhist Observations about Life being Awesome

1. We get to choose that which shapes us. Words shape us. Words originate from thoughts. Thoughts matter – a Buddhist belief. Buddhists hardly use the word awesome. Buddhists hardly use the word awesome to describe life. It is awesome that I am using the word here now and using… Read More..
12Feb/17

A Word of Caution before You Access Vinaya Texts for Ordained Monks and Nuns

In the vinaya, or code of discipline, section of the Buddhist canon, texts on precepts for ordained monks and nuns are only for them to access. In those texts, the Buddha specifically requested that anyone who has not accepted the several hundred bhikṣu and bhikṣuṇī precepts to leave the area.… Read More..
13Oct/09

The Sixth Patriarch Read Along II & III

次年春。師辭眾歸寶林。印宗與緇白。送者千餘人。直至曹溪。時荊州通應律師。與學者數百人。依師而住。 師至曹溪寶林。觀堂宇湫隘。不足容眾。欲廣之。 In the spring of the following year, the Master took leave of the assembly and returned to Pao Lin. Yin Tsung, together with more than a thousand monks and laypeople, accompanied him to Ts’ao Hsi. At that time Vinaya Master T’ung Ying of Ching Chou and several hundred… Read More..
17Sep/09

Infinity = 1; 1 = Infinity

Buddhist texts such as the Avatamsaka Sutra (The Flower Adornment Sutra) and others use “10” to represent infinity. This Sutra also explains dimensions, worlds and universes in ten’s. An Intro to the Avatamsaka Sutra on Youtube: See how Brian Greene’s String Theory about Ten Dimensions of Space match the wisdom… Read More..