As I study both the exoteric and the esoteric schools of Buddhism, they maintain that human beings are endowed with Dharma-nature by birth. If this is the case, why did the Buddhas of all ages — undoubtedly in possession of enlightenment — find it necessary to seek enlightenment and engage in spiritual practice?
In the Buddha’s teaching, unless you cast away body and life, there can be no realization of benefit.ippen
Innumerable Buddhas Enlightened… innumerable Christs crucified… always the same Christ, the same Buddha!frederick franck
Ceasing to do evil, cultivating the good, purifying the heart: This is the teaching of the Buddhas.Buddha
To avoid all evil, to cultivate good, and to cleanse one's mind this is the teaching of the Buddhas. (Verse 183)
Patna Museum, Rajput fashioned, was built by the [[British in 1917 and now houses a collection of poorly labeled Buddhist statues from the past 2000 years. The museum’s marvelous collection of stone and metal statues and painyings of the Buddha and the bodhistvas demonstrate how the Dhamma had inspired beauty and creativity throughout the centuries.In addition to the art work, the museums most prized possession is a relic casket containing what is believed to be the portion of the Buddha’s ashes obtained by Lichhavi rulers after the Buddh;as passing.
To cease from evil, to do good, and to purify the mind yourself, this is the teaching of all the Buddhas.
The body of those who keep this mantra will transform into a vajra body, the bones will transform into relics of the Buddha and ordinary mind will transform into the wisdom of the Buddhas.
In the Buddha’s teaching, unless you cast away body and life, there can be no realization of benefit.
When Tibetans chant a mantra associated with a particular Buddha, they are not simply asking for the blessingsand aid of the Buddha – the final goal of the practice is to become Buddhas themselves, since Buddhas are sentient beings who have actualized the highest potential that we all possess.
Towards the end of his life , the Buddha went to visit Pataliputra...thousands of people gathered at the hall to hear the Dhamma directly from the Buddha...the city folk came to see him off and in the Buddha’s honour, named the gate through which he left “Gotama’s Ghat” ( Gotamudvara ) and the ferry landing that he used to cross the river “Gotama Ferry Landing” ( Gotamatitta ).
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