Abide in the Mahayana Mind
Abiding in the Mahayana mind helps the self; skillfully employing expedient means helps others. By using various expedients, we can teach and guide countless sentient beings to the Mahayana…
Gradual Cultivation and Sudden Enlightenment
It may seem that gradual cultivation and sudden enlightenment are very different methods, but in fact they are interrelated and even complementary practices….
From Bodhi Mind to Ultimate Enlightenment
If we observe the pure precepts and awaken to the bodhi mind, integrating practice and principle, we are then in accord with the way of the great bodhisattvas. In the future, we will surely attain perfect enlightenment, truly benefiting ourselves and all others….
Buddhism and Vegetarianism
The spirit of Buddhism is compassion and equality. To embody this spirit, first, we must not kill; second, we must save and protect lives; third, we must practice vegetarianism. If we accomplish all three, our compassionate mind will manifest, and a compassionate mind is the Buddha’s mind….