Tag Archives: Anuttara Samyak Sambodhi

The Great Equalizer

Twenty-three: The Great Equalizer “Furthermore, Subhuti, the dharma called Anuttara-Samyak-Sambodhi is at one with everything else. Nothing in it is at variance with anything else. That is why it is called perfect, unexcelled awakening. It is self-idential through the absence … Continue reading

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No-attainment Revisited

Twenty-two: No-attainment Revisited Subhūti said to the Buddha: “World Honored One. When the Tathagatas attain *peerless perfect enlightenment, is it the case that actually nothing is attained?” “Exactly right. Subhūti, as far as peerless perfect enlightenment is concerned, I have … Continue reading

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Subhuti Makes A Request

Two: Subhuti Makes a Request At that time the elder Subhuti arose from his seat in the assembly, uncovered his right shoulder, placed his right knee on the ground, put his palms together with respect and said to the Buddha, … Continue reading

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The Long and Winding Road

As the Lanka winds-down, we are left with some very constructive impressions. Red Pine masterfully translates the great malady that affects all sentient beings—the diurnal wheel of samsara and its accompanying dependent origination: “Fools let their thoughts wander among the … Continue reading

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