Tag Archives: Sudden and Gradual Awakening

Sudden Anointment

The eminent Tsung-mi holds the key to deciphering the enlightenment equation. Here is his assessment to Shen-hsiu’s verse: “Sentient beings originally have an enlightened nature just as a mirror a luminous nature, but defilements cover it from view just as … Continue reading

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Mañjushrī

5. “Manjusri represents fundamental law and Samantabhadra, activity. By the former is meant the law of the real and unbounded void, and by the latter the inexhaustible activities beyond the sphere of form. Avalokitesvara represents boundless compassion; Mahasthama, great wisdom, … Continue reading

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