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The Dalai Lama -The Bodhisattva of Compassion.

The Bodhisattva of Compassion has many different names. Guanyin in China, Kannon in Japan, Karunamaya in Nepal, Avalokiteshvara and Chenrezig in Tibet. Who Is The Bodhisattva of Compassion? The bodhisattva of compassion, has undergone many transformations over the centuries, adopting new qualities, names, and even a different gender (Even though

Secret Esoteric Buddhism

Secret Esoteric Buddhism

Esoteric Buddhism is also known by the terms Mantrayana and Tantra. These teachings are secret and not available to everyone, whereas Exoteric teachings learned from books are accessible to everyone. The student of Esotericism must receive a proper initiation from a master or guru from a valid lineage of masters

The Benefits Of Offerings

The Benefits of Offerings

Making offerings to the Three Jewels: Buddha, Dharma, and Sangha – is a magnificent daily practice. A wonderful day to start a day is to cultivate bodhicitta and generosity for the day ahead. By doing it, we create positive karma and help other sentient beings. Making offerings is a practice

Causes Of Suffering

Causes of Suffering

The real cause of suffering is within you. Running away to the mountains or to the moon is only a change of place, an external thing, which will not cut off the inner source of our problems. We have to check within ourselves. Some people think that meditating is a

Impermanence & Suffering

Impermanence & Suffering

All objects, including one’s life, people, and possessions are impermanent. They all change, degenerate, perish and cease to exist. If we do not realize the impermanence of things we live a life of hallucinations and dreams thinking things will be with us all the time, and we live forever. Death

Does A Dog Have Buddha Nature?

Does a dog have Buddha Nature?

From a Buddhist point of view, dogs, cats, companion animals — in fact all animals and sentient life — are equally precious. According to Buddha Dharma, all sentient beings also have Buddha Nature — the potential to eventually become enlightened. Moreover, the doctrine of rebirth held that any human could

Mind And Brain

Mind and Brain

Dualistic nature Some people think that the mind and the brain are the same things. Other people think that the mind is s function of the body. The brain is a part of the body that is a physical thing that can be seen with the eyes and that can

The Roots of Suffering: Understanding the True Causes According to Buddhism

We all are experiencing suffering, and we all naturally desire happiness. To be free from suffering, we need to clearly understand the causes and conditions that give rise to suffering and ways to eliminate them. Until we understand that, no matter our wealth, intellect, the success we may have achieved,

Why do I suffer?

Why do I suffer?

The real cause of suffering is within you. Running away to the mountains or to the moon is only a change of place, an external thing, which will not cut off the inner source of our problems. We have to check within ourselves. Some people think that meditating is a

The Bardo State

The Bardo State

The state in between Death and Life The bardo—or the “in-between”—has come to describe the transitional state between death and rebirth, but its qualities also characterize the gap arising between any two states. In fact, we live in a continuous bardo, forever suspended between past and future, although we seldom

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Four Noble Truths: The Core Teaching of Buddhism

The Buddha’s first teaching after his enlightenment centered on the Four Noble Truths, which are the foundation of Buddhism. It is said that when the Buddha first realized enlightenment, he had no intention of teaching. But upon reflection—in the myths, he was asked to teach by gods—he decided to teach

Gratitude in daily life

Gratitude in daily life

Gratitude is one of the most powerful practices for living the dharma in daily life and the most easily cultivated, requiring the least sacrifice for what is gained in return. We should be grateful not just because we got what we want or we had good fortune, rather, we should

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