If a lady is about to give birth, and you want to one of the greatest Bodhisattvas, Earthstore Bodhisattva, to bring blessings to this baby you can: Pu Sa means Bodhisattva — an enlightened being.
Background The other day, I was browsing the web and chanced upon one of the videos in Buddhist Youth Network. This video is an interview of Ven.
Here is the short transcript of sharing by Ven. I was practising as much as I could but I had not integrated intellectually so that I could deliver a speech, you know.
And I think this takes time…. This is the teaching of the Buddha. How people perceive the essence of Buddhism is dependent on their own understanding, which is often influenced by their own background, personal experience, and individual preference.
From my experience, the answers given are usually along these lines: Yes, Nichiren got it. The essence of Buddhism is indeed in the Lotus Sutra. As you can see, the answers are immeasurable. Most often than not, the answer reflects the personal background, moral values, and individual preference of the Buddhist leaders, rather than the view of the Shakyamuni Buddha.
Rather than understanding the essence of Buddhism from the individual interpretation of Buddhist leaders, let us give some thought on what is the perspective of Shakyamuni Buddha himself.
To make the question more specific, the questions become: The Buddha has only one goal to achieve: In other words, to attain Buddhahood. This is the one and only ultimate purpose of the Buddha. However, the Buddha, knowing that each individual is different in terms of nature, desire and capacity, chooses to flexibly teach in accordance to a myriad of individuals and situations.
Much as this pedagogy a mark of profound wisdom, it has nevertheless resulted in confusions for many people. Hence, Buddhism has become as bountiful and diverse as they are inexplicable and perplexing for most of us. What is the meaning of this word?
Herein lies the purpose of the Buddha — to lead his disciples to attain Buddhahood i. Among the ocean of sutras, the Buddha only unveils, in the Lotus Sutra, the truth that all living beings including human, regardless of race and religion, color and creed have the potential for Buddhahood.
Essentially, everyone, without except, can become a Buddha.He taught extensively at universities and Buddhist centers in the U.S., Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and Southeast Asia beginning in , and is the author of numerous books that present Buddhist teachings to Western readers, including The Essence of Buddhism and Mind at initiativeblog.coms: 8.
Essence of Buddhism. 1, likes · 15 talking about this. The Heart of the Buddha's Teachings. The Essence of Buddhism has ratings and 19 reviews.
Brian said: This book delivered what I was hoping for--a clear, but detailed, introduction to Tib 4/5(19). The Heart of the Buddha's Teachings. Top 30 Buddhist Blog.
A clear and concise explanation of the teachings, meditations and philosophies of the three main schools of Buddhism: Theravada, Mahayana, and Tantra.
This comprehensive guide to the Buddhist path is as accessible as it is complete. Oct 06, · This book simply focuses on the essence of Buddhism, as expressed in the Four Noble Truths and the Eight-fold Path.
Buddhism is not a religion as such; it does not propose an external God. This book describes the basic principles of Buddhism/5.