Author Archives: Tino Rozzo

About Tino Rozzo

Politician-Philosopher. Has several Cookbooks published. Politician, ran for office many times since 2000. Leader American Labor Party and Living Universal Basic Income. Phd in Philosophy Buddhist Studies.

Enlightenment: East and West

I once met a Sensei from California who tried to impress that Enlightenment was only about Nirvana. There is a Western Enlightenment, it does exist. Enlightenment in Buddhism refers to Nirvana. But there is a Western Nirvana in philosophy. European … Continue reading

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Extremism, Amida, and Harmony

Buddhism envisions a transformation or sense of liberation in the way people feel themselves and the world around them. We feel lonely, or separate, locked up in our skin, and alienated from the world. But in Buddhism, one is supposed … Continue reading

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Does Humor Belong in Buddhism?

Of course! Finding Joy and living life is healthy. Laughter s the best medicine at times. Life maybe suffering, yet the medicine of the Buddha Dharma remind us returns us to a better state of being. Fun and laughter are … Continue reading

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Buddhism Is Not New Age

The New Age Movement (NAM) is not in itself a religion. There is no centralized leadership or formal organization, and New Age practitioners (sometimes called New Agers) are not required to hold any particular creedal or doctrinal beliefs.1 Rather, the … Continue reading

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The Final Dharma:Mappo

The three part Dharma periods include, True Dharma, when the Buddha’s Dharma is correctly practiced and people correctly, obtain enlightenment. Them, there is the age of Counterfeit Dharma, Where very few could obtain Enlightenment. Then there is the final Dharma, … Continue reading

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MAPPO: A Understanding

I am going to attempt to explain Mappo, as I understand the way Honen described it in the Senjaku. MAPPO has nothing to do with time periods in real time world issue. Shinran stated that MAPPO is more of a … Continue reading

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Illuminating The Amida Mind

One thing we can say about Amida Buddha, is the attainment of Buddha mind through faith alone. Faith is not blind faith but faith of mind. The truly established state of mind when true faith establishes it self in the … Continue reading

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