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.
or provisional teaching leads directly to enlightenment, and without the direct
path to enlightenment you cannot attain Buddhahood, even if you practice
lifetime after lifetime for countless kalpas. Attaining Buddhahood in this lifetime is
Author: Colin Drake
The aim of this book is to act as a stand-alone guide to, and practices for, realizing and loving the Source (Pure Consciousness)and is composed of new articles and replies to questions since the publication of 'The Simplicity of Awakening'. The thrust of the book is that the initial awakening which reveals that, in essence, we are Pure Awareness is very simple to obtain. This needs to be established by repeated awakenings due to the natural tendency to ?nod off? and re-identify oneself as a separate object in a universe of separate objects. When one is awake then anxiety and unnecessary mental suffering disappear, for these are caused by misidentification which causes us to see the world through a murky filter of self-interest, -concern, -promotion, -aggrandizement, -loathing, the list is almost endless. It is this that causes the anxiety and mental suffering based on concern for the future and feeling we are bound by the past. The book also contains practices for developing and feeling love for the Absol
The lmpossibility of Attaining Buddhahood in This Lifetime Though the Ugra's
authors clearly assume that it is possible — at least for some members of the
Buddhist community — to embark upon the bodhisattva path here and now, this
Author: Jan Nattier
Publisher: University of Hawaii Press
A Few Good Men is a study and translation of The Inquiry of Ugra (Ugrapariprccha), one of the most influential Mahayana sutras on the bodhisattva path, but also one of the most neglected texts in Western treatments of Buddhism. To achieve a better understanding of the universe of ideas, activities, and institutional structures within which early self-proclaimed bodhisattvas lived, the author first considers the Ugra as a literary document, employing new methodological tools to examine the genre to which it belongs, the age of its extant versions, and their relationships to one another. She goes on to challenge the dominant notions that the Mahayana emerged as a "reform" of earlier Buddhism and offered lay people an "easier option." A Few Good Men will be compelling reading for scholars and practitioners alike and others interested in the history of Indian Buddhism and the formation of Mahayana.
On Attaining Buddhahood in This Lifetime To free yourself from the suffering of
birth and dying, You must perceive the Mystic Truth of being, That it's inherent
Awareness on which you're relying, For all sensations and thoughts to be seeing.
Author: Colin Drake
This book is a stand-alone guide to, and practices for, Awakening and is composed of poems based on articles in 'Ripples In The Lake Of Eternity', which are themselves based on new discoveries, replies to questions and internet discussions on Awakening. The thrust of the book is that the initial awakening which reveals that, in essence, we are Pure Awareness is very simple to obtain. Then this needs to be established by repeated awakenings due to the natural tendency to ?nod off? and re-identify oneself as a separate object in a universe of separate objects. When one is awake then anxiety and unnecessary mental suffering disappear, for these are caused by this misidentification which causes us to see each other, and the world, through a murky filter of self-interest, self-concern, self-promotion, self-aggrandizement, self-loathing, the list is almost endless. It is this world-view that causes the anxiety and mental suffering based on concern for the future and feeling we are bound by the past
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.
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.
Ken thought it was time he gave more lectures on one of the Buddha's teachings
entitled “On Attaining Buddhahood in This Lifetime.” He explained to them that
the law was not outside of ourselves and that we can transform every aspect of
Author: Mike Ike Chinwuba
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Civil war in Kafra left the small African country in total devastation. Those who survived were faced with hopelessness and solitude. As a result, they held fast to their guns, the only tools they knew how to use, which resulted in indiscriminate hijackings, robbery, bribery, corruption, and scams. Ken witnessed such incidents during his struggle to leave Kafra for the UK. On his return, he became aware that the culprits had become very rich, powerful, and lawless at the detriment of the honest and hardworking minority. Driven by anger to transform it, he realized that the philosophy that he acquired during a chance meeting with a professor on a park bench in London was indispensable for change from within. The Buddhist teachings elucidate the principles of cause and effect and change from within. Ken single-mindedly initiated the revolution that transformed households, families, communities, and a countrya real departure.
For those who doubt the possibility of attaining buddhahood in one lifetime or say
they have no time for meditation on the profound, it would serve as a perfect
example of those very things. They would have confidence in the authentic
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Tibetan biographers began writing Jetsun Milarepa's (1052–1135) life story shortly after his death, initiating a literary tradition that turned the poet and saint into a model of virtuosic Buddhist practice throughout the Himalayan world. Andrew Quintman traces this history and its innovations in narrative and aesthetic representation across four centuries, culminating in a detailed analysis of the genre's most famous example, composed in 1488 by Tsangnyön Heruka, or the "Madman of Western Tibet." Quintman imagines these works as a kind of physical body supplanting the yogin's corporeal relics.
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
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.
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.
In the experience of such vision, meditation, and action, without stress or strain,
we attain buddhahood in this lifetime, and failing that—what peace of mind! Yes,
vision is Longchen Rabjam, the All—Pervasive Matrix, and three pre— cepts ...
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Dzogchen, a tradition of the Nyingma school of Tibetan Buddhism, is considered by many to be an extremely powerful path to enlightenment. This ground-breaking book offers translations of four sacred texts of the Dzogchen tradition: Secret Instruction in a Garland of Vision, The Flight of the Garuda, Emptying the Depths of Hell, and the Wish-Granting Prayer of Kuntu Zangpo. With an informative introduction by the translator, Flight of the Garuda is an invaluable resource for both practice and scholarship. Flight of the Garuda conveys the heart advice of one of the most beloved nonsectarian masters of Tibet. Ordained as a Gelug monk, the itinerant yogi Shabkar was renowned for his teachings on Dzogchen, the heart practice of the Nyingma lineage. He wandered the countryside of Tibet and Nepal, turning many minds toward the Dharma through his ability to communicate the essence of the teachings in a poetic and crystal-clear way. Buddhists of all stripes, including practitioners of Zen and Vipassana, will find ample sustenance within the pages of this book, and be thrilled by the lyrical insights conveyed in Shabkar's words. Along with the song by Shabkar, translator Keith Dowman includes several other seminal Dzogchen texts. Dzogchen practice brings us into direct communion with the subtlemost nature of our experience, the unity of samsara in nirvana as experienced within our own consciousness. Within the Nyingma school, it is held higher than even the practices of tantra for bringing the meditator face to face with the nature of reality.
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