Buddhism


Understanding Chan Buddhism (Part 1)

Understanding Chan Buddhism (Part 1) Ch’an [禪] is a Chinese word translated from the pronunciation of a Sanskrit word ‘Dhyana’ [禪那] in abbreviation. The word ‘Dhyana’ is usually not translated, but rendered as ‘meditation’, which this sect emphasizes. Dhyana is the outcome of meditation. However, Dhyana is much more extensive […]


10 Quotes from The Sutra of Meditation on Bodhisattva Universal Worthy

10 Quotes from The Sutra of Meditation on Bodhisattva Universal Worthy The Sutra of Meditation on Bodhisattva Universal Worthy is the closing sutra of the Threefold Lotus Sutra. The essence of this sutra is about purification of one’s life through meditation of the Law of Emptiness – a method of […]


Understanding Amitabha Buddha Sutra from the Perspective of the Lotus Sutra

Understanding Amitabha Buddha Sutra from the Perspective of the Lotus Sutra Amitabha Buddha, or Amida Buddha, is the Buddha of special reverence in Pureland. In fact, Amitabha Sutra is one of the many expedient teachings expounded by Shakyamuni Buddha to enable all to attain Buddhahood. The pureland of Amitabha is […]


Discourse on the Four Establishments of Mindfulness (Satipatthana Sutta)

Discourse on the Four Establishments of Mindfulness (Satipatthana Sutta) i I heard these words of the Buddha one time when he was living at Kammassadhamma, a market town of the Kuru people. The Buddha addressed the bhikkhus, “O bhikkhus.” And the bhikkhus replied, “Venerable Lord.” The Buddha said, “Bhikkhus, there is […]