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May I be a good doctor for those who suffer from illness,a guide for those who have gone astray,a lamp for those who dwell in darkness,a source of treasure for those in poverty and need.-Vows of Samantabhadra, Avatamsaka Sutra More »
1 comment"I've come to an understanding that the dharma, to be really living, vitally important, and to be a dharma that is alive and blows open the mind, has to be applied against the background of the period of history we're living in and directed not only to the great universal problems that all humans face but also to the special over-arching problems of this historical period in which we are living." -Bhikkhu Bodhi More »
0 commentsToday's Daily Dharma, "The key to development along the Buddhist path is repetitive routine guided by inspirational vision. It is the insight into final freedom—the peace and purity of a liberated mind—that uplifts us and impels us to overcome our limits. But it is by repetition—the methodical cultivation of wholesome practices—that we cover the distance separating us from the goal and draw ever closer to awakening." -Ven. Bhikkhu Bodhi, "Vision and Routine" (Summer 2010) Read the complete article here. Artwork by Shinichi Maruyama More »