​Temporal lack of the destiny for ultimate liberation

Temporarily lacking the gene, some seekers are exclusively given over to misconduct; some have destroyed their good qualities; some lack the virtues conducive to liberation; some have slight virtues. And there are others who forever lack the cause. Here the term "lacking" in the spiritual gene designates those who lack the destiny for ultimate liberation. … Continue reading ​Temporal lack of the destiny for ultimate liberation

Anticipation of the coming of the future Buddha Maitreya

The spirit of Buddhism during the Middle Ages It has often been observed by outsiders that the Buddhist culture takes the suffering and transitoriness of life very seriously. For example, Saicha, or Dengya-daishi (767-822), the patriarch of the Japanese Tendai school, wrote the following statement when he was about twenty years of age: The phenomenal … Continue reading Anticipation of the coming of the future Buddha Maitreya