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.
Tina Turner—living legend, icon to millions, and author of the “brave and wry” (Vulture) memoir My Love Story—returns with a deeply personal book of wisdom that explores her longstanding faith in Buddhism and provides a guide to these timeless principles so you can find happiness in your own life. I dedicate this book to you… in honor of your unseen efforts to triumph over each problem life sends your way. Tina is a global icon of inspiration. And now, with Happiness Becomes You: A Guide to Changing Your Life for Good, Tina shows how anyone can overcome life’s obstacles—even transform the “impossible” to possible—and fulfill our dreams. She shows how we, too, can improve our lives, empowering us with spiritual tools and sage advice to enrich our unique paths. Buddhism has been a central part of Tina Turner’s life for decades and, in music, film, and live performances, she has shined as an example of generating hope from nothing, breaking through all limitations, and succeeding in life. Drawing from the lessons of her own life, from adversity to stratospheric heights, Tina effortlessly shows how the spiritual lessons of Buddhism help her transform from sorrow, adversity, and poverty into joy, stability, and prosperity. Now, Tina offers the wisdom of an extraordinary lifetime in Happiness Becomes You making this the perfect gift of inspiration for you or a loved one.
"I therefore addressed the Lotus Sutra, Shakyamuni, Many Treasures, and the
Buddhas of the ten directions, and also the ... In "On Attaining Buddhahood in This Lifetime," he made clear the danger of such a mind-set: "[I]f you think the
Law is ...
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.
Ikeda, Daisaku (2006). “Attaining Buddhahood in This Lifetime. The Fundamental
Purpose of Life and a Source of Hope for Humankind.” In: SGI President Ikeda's
Study Lecture Series. Lectures on 'On Attaining Buddhahood in This Lifetime.
Author: Tiziana Pontillo
Publisher: Anthem Press
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
The collected essays in this book are the result of a series of workshops held at the University of Cagliari in Italy; this work charts the evolution of key concepts on signless signification of traditional Indian grammar and deals with powerful mechanisms of meaning extension, including rituals and speculative patterns. This collection brings an interdisciplinary approach to the examination of possible relationships between different cultural and linguistic systems of signification.
By basing ourselves upon our Buddhahood established through Buddhist
practice in this lifetime, we experience death in this lifetime ... This is what is
meant by that most important doctrine called attaining Buddhahood in one's
Author: Woody Hochswender
Publisher: Middleway Press
While the notion that “happiness can found within oneself” has recently become popular, Buddhism has taught for thousands of years that every person is a Buddha, or enlightened being, and has the potential for true and lasting happiness. Through real-life examples, the authors explain how adopting this outlook has positive effects on one’s health, relationships, and career, and gives new insights into world environmental concerns, peace issues, and other major social problems.
The quotations are from the following writings: “Reply to Kyo'o”; “On Attaining Buddhahood in this Lifetime”; “Letter to the Sage Nichimyo”; and “Letter from
Sado.” The actual sentence from “Letter from Sado” reads: “Those who belittled
Author: M. LaVora Perry
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Fifth grade isn't exactly easy for eleven-year-old Taneesha Bey-Ross. For one thing, she's getting tired of being her best friend Carli Flanagan's personal bodyguard. Carli wears a leg brace and she's white, and when Taneesha does stand up for Carli in the face of a local bully--a giant of a girl with big fists and army boots--she's told to expect revenge. Taneesha's also running a loser's race for class president, and her love-hate interest Rayshaun has learned that Taneesha is a Buddhist, so now he's taunting her, saying that she's going to hell. Her mom may have told her that Taneesha's got heaven in her heart, but it doesn't feel that way. And just in case she forgets it, there's always Evella, Taneesha's evil imaginary twin, to remind her that she's a total failure. This beautifully written, fun, and instantly engaging novel presents vivid characters and a timely story about the big issues that every child faces.
These six Dharmas constitute the ultimate completion-stage practice for all
highest yoga tantras, especially the nondual tantras. The instructions for attaining buddhahood in one lifetime and in one body through engaging with the essential
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
The Kagyu school of Tibetan Buddhism began in the eleventh century with such renowned figures as Marpa and Milarepa, and its seminal meditative traditions are Mahamudra and the six Dharmas of Naropa. Mahamudra teachings focus on the cultivation of profound insight into the nature of the mind. The Mahamudra texts in this volume include a lucid work by the celebrated master Tsele Natsok Rangdrol and works by the twelfth-century master Shang Rinpoche, the great Third Karmapa, the Eighth Tai Situ, and Drukpa Pema Karpo. The volume also contains an inspirational work by Gampopa, the Drigung Kagyu root text, The Single Viewpoint, the Sixth Shamarpa's guide to the six Dharmas of Naropa, and finally an overview of tantric practice by Dakpo Tashi Namgyal, author of the famous Moonlight of Mahamudra. The texts in this volume were selected by the preeminent scholar of the Kagyu school, Khenchen Thrangu Rinpoche.
Author: Tsoṅ-kha-pa Blo-bzaṅ-grags-paPublish On: 1999
... left to spend time amongst sacred Women (old/einis) in search of esoteric
teachings that would allow him to attain buddhahood in one lifetime. He meets
his guru, the lowcaste fisherman Tilopa (Tailikapada), after many trials and
Author: Tsoṅ-kha-pa Blo-bzaṅ-grags-pa
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Devoting oneself to a spiritual teacher is a practice much misunderstood in the West, yet fundamental to the tanctric Buddhism of Tibet.
29 IKEDA : Immediately before attaining this state of enlightenment , Shakyamuni
awakened to the law of dependent ... 34 MORINAKA : In “ On Attaining Buddhahood in This Lifetime , " the Daishonin explains that to free ourselves from
Grant your blessings so that insight is awakened in my heart. Grant your
blessings so that I uproot confusion. Grant your blessings so that I attain buddhahood in one lifetime. This text was originally composed by Iamgon
Kongtrul Lodro Thaye, ...
Author: Jack Kornfield
Publisher: Shambhala Publications
If you want to find inner peace and wisdom, you don't need to move to an ashram or monastery. Your life, just as it is, is the perfect place to be. Jack Kornfield, one of America's most respected Buddhist teachers, shares this and other key lessons gleaned from more than forty years of committed study and practice. Topics include: • How to cultivate loving-kindness, compassion, joy, and equanimity • Conscious parenting • Spirituality and sexuality • The way of forgiveness • Committing ourselves to healing the suffering in the world Bringing Home the Dharma includes simple meditation practices for awakening our buddha nature—our wise and understanding heart—amid the ups and downs of our ordinary daily lives.
29 Thus, the promise here is that the Chinese, like the Indians, Tibetans, and
Mongolians before them, would now have the opportunity to attain buddhahood in this lifetime. The fourth to eighth divisions of the fundamentals section are short
Author: Matthew Kapstein
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Exploring the long history of cultural exchange between 'the Roof of the World' and 'the Middle Kingdom,' Buddhism Between Tibet and China features a collection of noteworthy essays that probe the nature of their relationship, spanning from the Tang Dynasty (618 - 907 CE) to the present day. Annotated and contextualized by noted scholar Matthew Kapstein and others, the historical accounts that comprise this volume display the rich dialogue between Tibet and China in the areas of scholarship, the fine arts, politics, philosophy, and religion. This thoughtful book provides insight into the surprisingly complex history behind the relationship from a variety of geographical regions. Includes contributions from Rob Linrothe, Karl Debreczeny, Elliot Sperling, Paul Nietupski, Carmen Meinert, Gray Tuttle, Zhihua Yao, Ester Bianchi, Fabienne Jagou, Abraham Zablocki, and Matthew Kapstein.
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
The twelvefold tract by the “ bat ” concerned the following subjects : ( 1 ) Doctrinal
Evidence for Attaining Buddhahood in ... one particularly unusual topic presented
itself in the debate concerning attainment of buddhahood in this very lifetime in ...
... 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 .
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
My path is called total self - abnegation for the purpose of attaining Buddhahood
in one lifetime , and to attain Buddhahood thus we must scatter this life ' s aims
and objects to the wind . ” III . Renounce Almsgiving From Others Although never