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Children of Light and Darkness

Our present age can be likened to one of the final chapters of the Kali Yuga, or an age when the spirit of darkness reigns free and unhindered. The children of this dark realm are born into what is described … Continue reading

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The Dharmakaya of the Buddhadharma

15. Q: It states in The Vaipulya Sutra that there are five kinds of Dharmakaya: The Dharmakaya of the Absolute; the Dharmakaya of merit; the Dharmakaya of the Dharma-nature; the Dharmakaya of Infinite Transformations; and the Dharmakaya of voidness. Which … Continue reading

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Walk like a Tathāgata

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  (Wong Mou-Lam) “Learned Audience, in this system of mine one Prajñā produces eighty-four thousand ways of wisdom, since there are that number of ‘defilements’ for us to cope with; but when one is free from defilements, wisdom reveals itself, … Continue reading

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The Bodhisattva’s Vow

Three: The Bodhisattva’s Vow The Buddha said to Subhuti, “All the bodhisattva-mahasattvas, who undertake the practice of deep-samadhis, should cherish one thought only: “When I attain Anuttara Samyak Sambodhi, I will liberate all sentient beings in every realm of the … 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 Great Convocation

In researching this, one will find that there are today literally legions of translations on this majestic body of work. Each of these translations, by and large, is a hodgepodge of former adaptations over the years with an added dose … Continue reading

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A Rare Diamond

The Diamond Sutra (Vajrachchedika Prajnaparamita Sutra) occupies a unique position in the vast literature of the Mahayana. One of the earliest to highlight a doctrinal understanding of the Prajñāpāramitā motifs in Mahayana Literature, an important discovery of an ancient woodblock … Continue reading

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Coming in November: The Diamond Sutra

Next month we will begin a new series on the Diamond Sutra. Perhaps more than any other sutra of the Mahayana, this one indeed cuts through all dualistic aberrations of the clouded-mind with the full efficacy of a diamond-cutter. What … Continue reading

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