Law of Emptiness in the Heart Sutra | 心经的空性法则

What is the Law of Emptiness? Why does the Buddha teach the concept of Emptiness which is found across all sutras? How can we apply the Law of Emptiness to empower and transform our lives? 📜 Form does not differ from Emptiness, Emptiness does not differ from form. Form is […]

What is the true nature of the Universe? 宇宙的本质是什么?

❓ What is the true nature of the Universe? 宇宙的真实本质是什么? 📜 Tathagata completely perceives the true characteristics of the Threefold World as they are: there is no birth or death, no ebbing or arising. Neither is there present existence and subsequent extinction, substantial reality or fictitious imagination, same or different. […]

Gosho Study #18: Reply to a Believer

Gosho Study #18: Reply to a Believer Regard your service to your lord’ as the practice of the Lotus Sutra. This is what is meant by No worldly affairs of life or work are ever contrary to the true reality2.” (The Writings of Nichiren Daishonin-1 p 905) There Is No […]

Personal Experience of Buddhist Practice: How I Became a Mindful Bride

Personal Experience of Buddhist Practice: How I Became a Mindful Bride by Georgina Lucy Howard Last year was the year I got married and I had fourteen glorious months to plan the wedding.  You may think I’m being sarcastic when I describe the planning process in such a positive way, […]

Praises to the Twenty-One Taras

Praises to the Twenty-One Taras Praises to the Twenty-One Taras is a traditional prayer in Tibetan Buddhism to the female Bodhisattva Tara, also known as Ārya Tārā, or Jetsun Dolma. It appears in the Derge Kangyur as “Offering Praise to Tara through Twenty-One [verses] of Homage” The prayer is found […]

Deciphering the Lotus Sutra: Commentary by Gene Reeves (Chapter 3)

Deciphering the Lotus Sutra: Commentary by Gene Reeves (Chapter 3) #1 The Parable of the Burning House is interpreted as saying that the world is like a burning house…leading some to think that our goal should be to escape from the burning house that is this world. But escaping from […]

A Shin Buddhist’s Experience about Forgiveness

A Shin Buddhist’s Experience about Forgiveness In Buddhist understanding, even before we try to forgive, we have to realize that we are always being forgiven by others. Realistically speaking, whenever we become angry because of what another has done to us, it is close to impossible to be forgiving. In […]

10 Vows of Bodhisattva Universal Worthy (Bodhisattva Samantabhadra)

10 Vows of Bodhisattva Universal Worthy (Bodhisattva Samantabhadra) Bodhisattva Universal Worthy, known in Sanskrit as Samantabhadra, Chinese as Puxian and Japanese as Fugen, is a bodhisattva associated with practice, vows, and meditation in Mahayana Buddhism. He is the protagonist in the closing sutra of the Lotus Sutra, The Sutra of Meditation on Bodhisattva […]

Jataka Tale: The Whatnot Tree

Jataka Tale: The Whatnot Tree Once upon a time there was a caravan leader. He went from country to country selling various goods. His caravans usually had at least 500 bullock carts. On one of these trips his path led through a very thick forest. Before entering it, he called […]