Category: japan

In the past the Buddha established expedients;…

In the past the Buddha established expedients; one was called ‘rebirth in the Pure Land,’ another ‘seeing into one’s own Buddha-nature.’ How can these be two different things! Zen people who have not penetrated to this understanding look at a Pure Land practitioner and think that he is a stupid and evil common person who knows nothing about the Great Matter of seeing into one’s own Buddha-nature.

Trump administration ends special protections …

Trump administration ends special protections for 9,000 Nepalese immigrants:

The Buddha was born in Nepal, and he looked like these law-abiding refugees who now face deportation.
May they be happy and safe.

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I really like Asian people, cultures, and reli…

I really like Asian people, cultures, and religions. If you are racist against Asian people, I have no time for you.

Ask about my Spiritual Belief System Selector …

Ask about my Spiritual Belief System Selector top result: Mahayana Buddhism:

1.Mahayana Buddhism (100%)
2.Taoism (99%)
3.Unitarian Universalism (98%)
4.Hinduism (90%)
5.New Age (88%)
6.Liberal Quakers – Religious Society of Friends (87%)
7.Sikhism (86%)
8.New Thought (83%)
9.Theravada Buddhism (81%)
10.Jainism (77%)

If enlightenment is the abolishment of craving…

If enlightenment is the abolishment of craving, how can we attain it by craving it? If enlightenment is the realization of non-self, how do we attain it through self-effort alone?In reciting the name of Amida Buddha, we are safely and effortlessly reborn into the Pure Land, the realm of Nirvana.

When the Buddha passed away into final Nirvana…

When the Buddha passed away into final Nirvana, he transcended the limitations of existence and non-existence. Shinran described rebirth into the Pure Land as the birth of non-birth, just as the Buddha described Nirvana as the unborn.

Any corporeal aspects [such as the marks of th…

Any corporeal aspects [such as the marks of the Buddha] that are visible are magic-like products of Suchness [Ultimate Truth] manifested in accordance with the mentality of men in defilement. It is not, however, that these corporeal aspects which result from the suprarational functions of wisdom are of the nature of nonemptiness [i.e., substantial]; for wisdom has no aspects that can be perceived.

matthewsatori: Shinran founded Jodo Shinshu, t…

matthewsatori:

Shinran founded Jodo Shinshu, the largest Buddhist tradition in Japan. Jodo Shinshu began when Shinran left the monastic life, married, and had children. 

The central practice of Jodo Shinshu is reciting the name of Amida Buddha, the Buddha-nature in all things, for our future rebirth into the Pure Land, the realm of Nirvana.

The central practice of Jodo Shinshu is reciting the name of Amida Buddha, the Buddha-nature in all things, for our future rebirth into the Pure Land, the realm of Nirvana.

Really hitting the jackpot with reincarnation …

Really hitting the jackpot with reincarnation would be rebirth into the Pure Land, the realm of Nirvana. In the Nembutsu, our future rebirth into the Pure Land is assured.

No matter the Southern (Theravada) or the Nort…

No matter the Southern (Theravada) or the Northern (Mahayana) Tradition, both share the common purpose of helping living beings bring forth the Bodhi-mind, to put an end to birth and death, and to leave suffering and attain bliss.