A Bodhisattva is literally a living being (sattva) who aspires to be enlightened (bodhi) and in the process carries out altruistic practices. Compassion, an empathic action of sharing someone else’s feelings, is a key characteristic of a bodhisattva.
The Self of a Buddha, one who had achieved cessation of attachment to the aggregates, could only be understood firsthand. One cannot convey enlightenment in words; one experiences it directly.
The Lotus Sutra is regarded as one of the most important and influential sutras or scriptures in Buddhism. In it Shakyamuni, popularly known as Gautama Buddha, expounds the truth of life which he attained during enlightenment.
Between the two eyebrows is the gland, which is a mysterious part of the body. This gland is called pineal gland, it is the third eye of Tibetans and Shivnetra the eye of Shiva of tantra. Between the two eyes exists the third eye, but it is non-functioning. It is there, it can function any […]
Nam-Myoho-Renge-Kyo, the Mystic Law of the universe, when chanted on a daily basis is a powerful tool that we can use to change our lives and of those around us. Here are the five ways in which this can manifest: 1. Buddhahood Chanting Nam-Myoho-Renge-Kyo allows us to tap into the Buddha that resides inside all […]
Buddha was mainly an ethical teacher and a mystic rather than a metaphysician and preached only orally. In this article, we’ll be discussing his most important teaching – Pratityasamutpada. The doctrine of Pratityasamutpada or Dependent Origination is the foundation of all teachings of the Buddha. It is contained in the Second Noble Truth which gives […]