​Buddhahood resembles an inexhaustible mine of jewels

THE PATH TO BUDHAHOOD Through countless hundreds of ordeals and countless gatherings of virtue, destroying countless obscurations over immeasurable periods of time, transcendent superknowledges (the unmistaken knowledge of all phenomena as suffering, impermanent, empty, and selfless) is attained: unspoiled by any obscuration, it is celebrated as buddhahood, like a casket of jewels thrown open. Having … Continue reading ​Buddhahood resembles an inexhaustible mine of jewels

Maitreya Buddha – Unsurpassed guide of men

A Buddha is a fully awakened being, One whose eye of Enlightenment is fully opened without remainder. He is Such by nature. ... He admonishes the stubborn, restrains the hasty and straightens the crooked. He encourages the slow-minded and harnesses the tamed. Such is the unsurpassed guide of men. ... He has sincere pity for … Continue reading Maitreya Buddha – Unsurpassed guide of men

The appearance of appearance as no appearance

Detachment is enlightenment The essence of true enlightenment is detachment. And the goal of those who practice pure awareness is freedom from mundane appearances. All the scriptures in the world speak in unison when they reiterate that: Detachment is enlightenment because it negates appearances. As such Buddhahood means total, unexcelled awareness. Mortals whose minds imbibe … Continue reading The appearance of appearance as no appearance