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Mahayana Buddhism

If you light a lamp for someone else, it will also brighten your path---Nichiren Diashonin Buddhism SGI

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Zen is not attained by mirror-wiping mediation, but by self-forgetfulness in the existential present of life here and now.

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This quote relates directly to Moth Clan's Work - how do you use your practice?

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The 'paramitas' literally translate as 'gone beyond'. The paramitas, frequently translated as 'perfections' are very important in Mahayana Buddhism.

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Enlightenment...Self Study is direct experience of pure being plus intellectual discernment.

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“If we could see the miracle of a single flower clearly, our whole life would change.” - Buddha

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Jizo: a Bodhisattva in Mahayana Buddhism, he is the protector of women, children, and travelers

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Ksitigarbha, "Earth Store" bodhisattva in Mahayana Buddhism.

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I always feel I'm straddling evil and noble (mostly Anger vs. Learning)

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However, whether Middle Way is good or not really depends on us. If we are truly inspired by its thought, and it caused us to change or improve, then it is good. If we haven’t changed, even if we learn the famous teachings like mahamudra or dzogchen, they will all be useless. “In the past in Tibet, there was a great practitioner who said, ‘Knowing the teachings of Dzogchen is not enough. The people themselves must become Dzogchen.’ I feel that this is a very important teaching to be…

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