Buddhism


10 Articles about Nichiren Buddhism by Jacqueline Stone

  10 Articles about Nichiren Buddhism by Jacqueline Stone Jacqueline I. Stone received her Ph.D. from the University of California, Los Angeles, in East Asian Languages and Cultures, with a focus in Buddhist Studies. She is now Professor of Japanese Religions in the Religion Department of Princeton University. Her major […]


18 Distinctive Qualities of a Buddha

18 Distinctive Qualities of a Buddha Eighteen Distinctive Qualities of a Buddha (十八不共) are the qualities that only Buddhas and bodhisattvas possess. They commonly consist of the Ten Powers, Four Fearlessness, Three Kinds of Tranquility, and a Great Compassion. Also known as Eighteen Unshared Features Eighteen Unshared Properties, or Eighteen […]


10 Inspirational Quotes from Lama Zopa Rinpoche

Lama Zopa Rinpoche, also known as Thubten Zopa Rinpoche, is a Nepalise lama of the Gelugpa lineage. Early in life, Lama Zopa Rinpoche was recognized as the reincarnation of the Lawudo Lama Kunzang Yeshe, hence the title “Rinpoche.” Lama Zopa, together with Lama Yeshe, is the co-founder of Kopan Monastery, the Foundation […]


The 52 Stages of Bodhisattva Practices

  The 52 Stages of Bodhisattva Practice The 52 Stages of Bodhisattva Practices are enumerated in Jeweled Necklace Sutra (菩萨璎珞本业经). The stages are systematic processes through which bodhisattvas advance from the time of their initial resolve until they finally attain Buddhahood. The 52 Stages of Bodhisattva Practice consist of: – […]


Oral Transmission by Nichiren Daishonin on Chapter 25: Universal Gateway of Bodhisattva Avalokitesvara

Chapter 25 is the chapter on Bodhisattva Avalokitesvara or Bodhisattva Perceiver of the World’s Sounds. Bodhisattva Avalokitesvara is a renowned bodhisattva in Mahayana Buddhism. This is the oral transmissions by Nichiren Daishonin with regards to Guan Yin as found in The Record of the Orally Transmitted Teachings that is translated by Burton […]


Four Social Rules

Four Social Rules Ever wonder what are the social rules from the perspective of Buddhism? There is a teaching named “The Four Social Rules” (四攝法) or “The Four Methods of Winning People.” These four methods are applied by bodhisattvas to influence and convince people of the power of Dharma in […]