Ranked among the most important works in Mahayana Buddhism, Nichiren's 13th-century writings were revolutionary. In On Attaining Buddhahood in This Lifetime, Nichiren turned prevailing Buddhist thought on its head.
Author: Daisaku Ikeda
What constitutes a meaningful life? What is true happiness? Nichiren Buddhism, based on the Lotus Sutra, is a teaching of hope that provides answers to these and other important questions for modern life. Ranked among the most important works in Mahayana Buddhism, Nichiren's 13th-century writings were revolutionary. In On Attaining Buddhahood in This Lifetime, Nichiren turned prevailing Buddhist thought on its head. Attaining Buddhahood, or enlightenment, he argues, does not require embarking on some inconceivably long journey toward becoming some resplendent godlike Buddha, but rather it means accomplishing a transformation in the depths of one's being and revealing one's ultimate potential within. And Nichiren dedicated his life-braving all manner of persecution-to giving people a practical means for doing so. Daisaku Ikeda's simple and straightforward commentary brings alive this important writing for the modern world. Thoughtful people of all faiths will resonate with his compassionate insights on the universal teaching of happiness that is Nichiren Buddhism.
Let's face it you can't apply what you can't understand. Enter Waking the Lion: a Study Guide to The Writings of Nichiren Daishonin written with the lay believer in mind. Each chapter of this book covers one gosho, or letter, of Nichiren's.
Author: Marge Kirkpatrick
Me?Ow! haven't we said something similar to ourselves (even the censored), as we explore our world? Me?Ow! is a reminder to continue our examination of all aspects of our daily lives and if we can find one little chuckle bubbling-up from deep inside us, then we can be a little bit happier than the moment before. The book Me?Ow! attempts to both entertain and explore a whole range of subjects both animals and humans. The poems in this tiny little book of fifty poems are also segmented portions of personal biography that strive to help reexamine our everyday lives. The whole idea about the Me?Ow! book is to always continue our exploratory explorations and exert our own creativity even if we have to read the whole library and one stop along-the-way could be the little book Me?Ow! to help get us all energized . . . and isn't that the way it's supposed to be? as we try to give expression in our grateful fashion by means of poetry.
34 MORINAKA : In “ On Attaining Buddhahood in This Lifetime , " the Daishonin
explains that to free ourselves from the sufferings of birth and death we must
perceive the " mystic truth that is originally inherent in all living beings ” ( WND , 3
By contrast , Nichiren Daishonin teaches that we can attain Buddhahood in this lifetime . In that case , when we speak of attaining Buddhahood in this lifetime ,
what kind of state are we talking about ? process of continually strengthening the
On Attaining Buddhahood If you wish to free yourself from the sufferings of birth
and death you have endured through eternity and attain supreme enlightenment
in this lifetime , you must awaken to the mystic truth which has always been within
... receive a prophecy from Shakyamuni Buddha which states that they will attain
Buddhahood sometime in the future . ... possess the Buddha nature within their
lives and thus clarified the way for anyone to attain Buddhahood in this lifetime .
Author: Sylvain Chamberlain-NyudoPublish On: 2016-02-20
There is no faith required. "Faith" is a Western idiom of belief without substantiation or observable phenomena. This is totally antithetical and corruption of Buddha's teaching.
Author: Sylvain Chamberlain-Nyudo
A revised translation of the writings of Nichiren Shonin. Great care and scholarship was used to remove the centuries of Westernised idioms infused into the original asiatic languages. These idioms create mysticism where it does not belong or exist, creating great misunderstandings and contradictions where there are none. The Buddha's precious teachings were always based on observable phenomena and actions. The paradigms of Buddhist practice are Practice, Study, and developing a strong mind of determination and conviction. There is no faith required. "Faith" is a Western idiom of belief without substantiation or observable phenomena. This is totally antithetical and corruption of Buddha's teaching. You will find no such confusing language in our corrected translations. We continue to look for such errors and we are dedicated to the mission of correct translation of the Buddha's teaching and the lineage of scholarship that follows.
For Kūkai the search for Buddhahood was a process of revealing the innate
nature present in everyone . This innate ... He does not differentiate between
people with regard to the possibility of attaining Buddhahood in this lifetime . No
... of the most characteristic was the tendency to simplify its central doctrines and
to focus on the ideal of attaining buddhahood in one lifetime . In the Buddhism of
India , the attainment of buddhahood , or enlightenment , called for an almost ...
Author: Stuart D. B. Picken
Publisher: Kodansha Amer Incorporated
Examines the role of Buddhism in modern Japan and highlights the social, personal, devotional, and aesthetic aspects of the religion
For those who are ready , it is a supreme method for attaining Buddhahood in
one lifetime . This commentary , Clarifying the Jewel Rosary of the Profound
Fivefold Path , was written in the sixteenth century by Gyalwang Kunga Rinchen ,
' the ...
The transmission of the supreme mind practice from His Holiness allowed me to
truly understand the truth behind attaining Buddhahood in this lifetime and the
secret mind seal of the Buddhas in the ten directions . “ Oh ! So this is what it is !
... as well as the negatively formulated rims kyis med - pas ) , relatively speaking ,
is necessitated by the doctrine of attaining Buddhahood in one lifetime , and it
should not be mistaken for Ch'an influence on early Vajrayāna doctrines in Tibet .
Pure Land Buddhism ( Mahayana ) , is a method of Freeing the Mind / Kadampa
Buddhism Kelsang cultivation for attaining Buddhahood in this lifetime . Tekchog
c / o Saraha Buddhist Center , PO Box 12037 , This path is for those who wish to
Contains Dennis Sobin's memoir, entitled "Doing Time in Waltz Time."
Esoteric Teachings The distinguishing marks of esoteric teaching are the
emphasis on everyone's attaining Buddhahood in one lifetime , and the use of
mandala , mudra , mantra , dharani and visualization to obtain both spiritual and
But if these esoteric teachings are pursued diligently , they open up to the
practitioner the possibility of attaining Buddhahood in this lifetime . Some
monasteries traditionally emphasized ' learning by heart ' to such an extent that
writing and ...
Author: Tarthang Tulku
Publisher: Dharma Pub
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
A rich survey that includes a biography of Padmasambhava, accounts of the twenty-five disciples, and essays on the founding of the Dharma in Tibet. Nontechnical, useful introduction to the living spirit of Buddhism and recommended reading for all students of the Nyingma tradition. Includes a translation of "The Natural Freedom of Mind" by Longchenpa.
6.1 Kobo Daishi gyõjo ekotoba ( Illustrated Biography of Kūkai ) , scroll five ( of
twelve ) , section 31 , in which Kūkai discusses the possibility of attaining Buddhahood in this lifetime and body . Tõji ( Kyöögokokuji ) , Kyoto . 1374-89 .
Author: Cynthea J. Bogel
Ranges broadly across imagery, place, and time, allowing Buddhist icons and spaces to "look back" and return the viewer's glance
For Tibetan Buddhists , it is Mount Meru , the center of the universe , and many
aim to circumambulate the mountain 108 times , thus attaining Buddhahood in this lifetime . For Hindu pilgrims , who are allowed to cross the border at Purang ...
Author: Dalai Lama XIV Bstan-ʼdzin-rgya-mtshoPublish On: 1985
You are coming to have the potential of attaining Buddhahood in this lifetime in
dependence upon the path of Highest Yoga Mantra which easily gives rise to the
Truth and Form Bodies of a Buddha . This supreme path is glorious in that while ...