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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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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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Shinran’s Faith

Though I return to the Pure Land of Eternal Peace after my life is at an end,Yet shall I return to this world, again and again,Just as the waves of Wakanoura Bay return to the beach….When you rejoice in the … Continue reading

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Karma

What is Karma? Karma is not fate nor predestination. Literally, Karma means Deeds and actions, volition. Action itself is considered neither good nor bad, but only thought and applied actions.. Thus, Karma is an intentional, conscious, deliberate and willful action. … Continue reading

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The Pure Land of Jesus

The Pure Land of Jesus Christ? Jesus Christ! That is right, Jesus showed true faith when he wandered in the desert. He found joy after resisting temptation. in the Gospels of Matthew, Mark, and Luke. According to these texts, after … Continue reading

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 Purification Of The Buddha Mind and Pure Land

 Purification of mind is understood in the Buddha’s teaching is the sustained endeavor to cleanse the mind of defilement, those dark unwholesome mental forces which run in the surface stream of consciousness active in our thinking, values, attitudes, and actions. The first among the defilement … Continue reading

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Compassionate Means

The Buddha taught that to realize enlightenment, a person must develop two qualities: wisdom and compassion. Wisdom and compassion are sometimes compared The Tao of Harmony when the Yin and Yang aspects are equal. The word usually translated as “compassion” … Continue reading

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Birthlessness

As I am about to obtain my second Dan Black Belt.  I think of the concept of Birthlessness. The cycle of birth and death in Buddhism is not s physical. How ever, in Martial arts as a paradigm, lets begin … Continue reading

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