How could it not?
We all know this on some level, don’t we?
“Pure Mind, Pure World” Buddha
We can see that if we want to make a difference in this world
- which undeniably needs to be done -
it is up to each and every one of us to be brave, and take a look at our own mind.
* Even if we think we’ve already done that…
There’s always a dark alley hidden away somewhere we can illuminate with the compassionate light of wisdom.
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Our Vajrasattva retreat at Amitabha Centre finishes today.
Many other Buddhists out there are just starting or finishing their winter purification retreats.
So this goes out to all who participated, and most definitely, anybody anywhere who is trying to make the world a better place. Keep up the good work ˚͜˚
You are in very good company!
“Through the blessings of all the Holy beings
The truth of actions and effects,
And the power of my pure, superior intention
May all my prayers be fulfilled.“
Quote from Gen Chönden adapted from his simplified version of the Bodhisattva vow, which is a Buddhist’s promise to gain enlightenment to help all others.
(Vajrasattva Empowerment, Bristol, Dec ’12)
See the Transcultural Buddhism blog for more on purification practice.
Tich Naht Hanh calligraphy via MySoul’sOnIce
Solitary Vajrasattva image and verse (adapted) via Tharpa Publications
Quote from Geshe La
top right contrail image
bottom right mountain image
Click on main image to make biG
*full versions of adapted text given below (in comments).