Monthly Archives: October 2011

The Aspiration for Enlightenment

The Aspiration for Enlightenment through the Perfection of Faith Among those who belong to the group of the undetermined, there are some who, by virtue of their excellent capacity for goodness developed through penetration, believe in the law of karma … Continue reading

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From Samsara to Nirvana

Lastly, how to enter into the realm of Pure Land from the realm of samsara will be revealed. Examining the five components, we find that they may be reduced to matter (object) and mind (subject). The objects of the five … Continue reading

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The Greatness of the Influences of Dharmadhatu

The Buddha-Tathagatas, while in the stages of Bodhisattvahood, exercised great compassion, practiced paramitas, and accepted and transformed sentient beings. They took great vows, desiring to liberate all sentient beings through countless aeons until the end of future time, for they … Continue reading

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Penetration through Influences

This is the force from without affecting men by providing causes and conditions. Such external causes and conditions have an infinite number of meanings. Briefly, they may be explained under two categories: namely, the specific and the general causes and … Continue reading

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Dharmatu

Infusion of Dharmadhatu How does the penetration of Dharmadhatu give rise to the pure state and continue uninterrupted? It may be said that there is the principle of Dharmadhatu, and it can permeate into ignorance. Through the force of this … Continue reading

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Charactistics of Samsara

Again, as declared in the Sutra of the Questions of Maudgalyayana, The Buddha said to Maudgalyayana, “In every stream and river there are grasses and trees, and regardless of which follows or which goes before, all are carried down to … Continue reading

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Power of The Nembustu

By measuring the working of one sentient being’s nembutsu one knows that of all. How is it that the working of a single nembutsu can destroy all hindrances, just as a single fragrant tree can transform a forty-yojana eranda forest … Continue reading

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