Category Archives: Buddhism – Mahayana Buddhism

Buddhism in the Mahayana tradition is practised in Japan, China, Taiwan and Korea

Empty Cloud : In the pure single-mindedness of my meditation

Empty Cloud  A Chinese Zen Master (1840-1960) Long before the time of his death in 1959 at the venerable age of 120 on Mount Yun-ju, Jiangxi Province, Master Xu-yun’s name was known and revered in every Chinese Buddhist temple and … Continue reading

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Kobori Roshi : There is a Buddha for those who do not know what he is really – video

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There is a Buddha for those who do not know what he is really, there is no Buddha for those who know what he is really

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Zen Buddhism In search of Self

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Yamada Mumon Roshi : when I see the moon, the moon is I

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Sitting in zazen, I become nothing and everything become nothing, that is to say I and everything melt into One. So when I see a flower, the flower is I, when I see the moon, the moon is I. All … Continue reading

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Gerta Ital : Sudden Enlightenment

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Unfortunately, most people who have decided to start working on themselves are usually too impatient. They want to see ‘successes’ as soon as possible, otherwise they feel that Heaven hasn’t taken note of their efforts. It is a strange paradox: … Continue reading

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Are Nirvana and samsara one ? Huxley, the Perennial Philosophy

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That nirvana and samsara are one is a fact about the nature of the Universe; but it is a fact which cannot be fully realized or directly experienced, except by souls far advanced in spirituality. For ordinary, nice, unregenerate people … Continue reading

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A Buddhist Prayer

  Our only prayer is to be firm in our determination to give ourselves completely to the Buddha’sWay, so that no doubts arise however long the road seems to be. To be light and easy in the four parts of … Continue reading

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Prajnaparamita

Subhuti asked: “Is perfect wisdom beyond thinking? Is it unimaginable and totally unique but nevertheless reaching the unreachable and attaining the unattainable?” The Buddha replied: “Yes, Subhuti, it is exactly so. And why is perfect wisdom beyond thinking? It is … Continue reading

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Thich Nhat Hanh – Mindful movements – video

 

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Shurangama Sutra

”World Honored One, I remember when, as many kalpas ago as there are sands in the Ganges, there was a Buddha in the world named Contemplating the World’s Sounds. It was under that Buddha that I brought forth the Bodhi-resolve. … Continue reading

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