In Vajrayana Buddhism, Akshobhya is one of the Five WisdomBuddhas who is known as a product of the Adibuddha, and also represents consciousness as an aspect of reality. By convention, Aksobhya is established in the east of the Diamond Realm and is the lord of the Eastern Pure Land Abhirati although the Pure Land of Akshobhya’s western counterpart Amitabha is far better known. His consort is Locana and he is also normally accompanied .
Avalokitesvara, the Lord of Compassion, gazes out across the world, his white radiance soothing the sufferings of living beings. With one pair of hands, he clasps to his heart the wish-fulfilling gem of his vow to eradicate the world’s pain. In his upper left hand, he holds the lotus of spiritual receptivity, the desire to leave the mud of samsara and reach up toward the sun of true happiness. Above his head, we sense .
According to Shakyamuni Buddhaenlightenment is comprehension of the nature of reality which produced a complete freedom from all suffering. The nature of the reality he taught involves the principle that all things are ultimately relative. Everything arises from causes and conditions, therefore, nothing whatsoever exists naturally or by way of its own heritage. The innate inconsideration of oneself and other experience being truly existent gives rise to desire, hate, envy, and the other ills .
Atisha Dipamkara Shrijnana is a renowned Indian master who went to Tibet in 1042 to help in the revival of Buddhism and established the Kadam tradition. His text Light for the Path was the first lam-rim text. Pala Empire The Pala Dynasty was the ruling Dynasty in Bihar and Bengal India, from the 8th to the 12th century. Called the Palas because all their names ended in Pala, “protector”. Atisha is a Buddhist teacher from the Pala .
CONFIDENCE AND RIGHT-MINDEDNESS Suppose a householder, or his son, or someone reborn in any family, hears the law; and after hearing the law he is filled with confidence in the Perfect One. And filled with this confidence, he thinks: “Full of hindrances is household life, a refuse heap; but pilgrim life is like the open air. Not easy is it, when one lives at home, to fulfill in all points the rules of the .
Swayambhunath is an ancientreligious architecture atop a hill in the Kathmandu Valley, west of Kathmandu city. Swambhunath is also called the “Monkey Temple”. it the most sacred among Buddhist pilgrimage sites. Swayambhunath stupa is a religious site for both Buddhists and Hindus. Located at the center of Kathmandu, the stupa is situated atop a hill at 1,336 meters above the sea level and is 77 meters from the ground. You must climb 365 steps .
After reading THE BUDDHA’S WAY OF VIRTUE we will go through “The Twin Truths“. For the proper understanding of Buddhism, these opening stanzas are all-important. One of the Buddha’s key-thoughts was what modern psychologists call the “law of apperception”: the value of things depends upon our attitude to them. Part of Gautama’s work of reform was a “transvaluation of values,” a shifting of emphasis; and, like the Stoics, he taught the indifference of the .