Category Archives: Buddhism

Buddhism and God

On my conversion to Buddhism, my transformation was on philosophical or intellectual The situation was coming to a head. It was a cold February day and I was living in New York City. I was already practicing spiritual magicke and … Continue reading

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Reprint Wheel of Dharma Over 100 years ago, two ministers came from Japan to San Francisco in response to a request from Japanese immigrants living in the United States. They came to help fill a void in the hearts of … Continue reading

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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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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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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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