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Polical and Religious Philosopher

Enlightenment

I knew a guy on Philly named Tim. He thought he was a Buddha and boasted about his enlightenment. The minister, who became a real dilettante, agreed with him. Tim was a rude and arrogant disruptive influence in the temple. … Continue reading

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Mental Projections/Mind Aspect

We have to undersatnd that the Buddhisms like Jodo Shu, Jodo Shin Shu, and Nichinrin come out of Tendai, thusly, a Mahayana branch of Buddhism. The Mahāyāna tradition holds that pursuing only the release from suffering and attainment of Nirvāṇa … Continue reading

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Buddhism Solves Problems

We have reviewed briefly the position of different religious currents in terms of their beliefs and values regarding: Welfare and development, Justice, equity and human rights, Peace, reconciliation and nonviolence, and Identity, authenticity and universality. It is important to realize … Continue reading

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Power Of Oneness

The concept of liberation (nirvāṇa)—the goal of the Buddhist path—is closely related to overcoming ignorance (avidyā), a fundamental misunderstanding or mis-perception of the nature of reality. In awakening to the true nature of the self and all phenomena one develops … Continue reading

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Gratitude

My Cat Erik died after 13 years. I received him as a six week old kitten and he died at thirteen years old. As A Buddhist I feel profound sadness about his departure, yet I feel incredible joy in having … Continue reading

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Tao of Nembutsu

One could see why Shinran criticsism Taoism. Pure Land Buddhism and Taoism reflect each other. I feel Pure Land is moree to the point. Tao means “way”or “path” and can also be found in Buddhist philosophies and religions other than Taoism. … Continue reading

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Pure Land Empowerment

Jōdo Shinshū expresses this devotion through a chanting practice called the nembutsu, or “Mindfulness of the Buddha [Amida]. The nembutsu is simply reciting the phrase Namu Amida Butsu(“I take refuge in Amida Buddha”). Jōdo Shinshū is not the first school of Buddhism to practice … Continue reading

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