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“Dharma” found in 9 documents
Uttaratantra: The Buddha Gem & Dharma Gem
The First Chapter of the TextLet us begin our discussion of the text. The first chapter is the chapter on Buddha-nature, and the text starts by giving its subject matter in an outline form (remember that Maitreya’s texts start with the outline) and the text is going to cover...
Commentary on "Uttaratantra" – Dr. Berzin
Uttaratantra: The Three Jewels of Refuge
Question about Method and Wisdom Could Your Holiness explain a little bit more about method and wisdom? When we speak of method and wisdom in Buddhism, method is referring primarily to the various actions and practices that will act as a cause for being able to generate a Form...
Commentary on “Uttaratanta” – The Dalai Lama
Making Our Refuge Firm
Ultimate Dharma Refuge Is in the True Stoppings and True Pathway Minds Taking refuge is an active process of putting a safe and meaningful direction in our lives as indicated by the Three Rare and Precious Gems: Buddha, Dharma and Sangha. There are several levels of...
Samsara Brings Suffering, Dharma Brings Happiness
The path to lasting happiness avoids the pitfalls of acting out of ignorance and eliminates instead the confusion causing all our suffering.
The Graded Path
Advice before Starting on the Buddhist Path
To apply the Buddhist teachings to daily life requires being honest with ourselves to discover the unsatisfactory aspects of our lives and being realistic in how Buddhism can help us to deal with them.
How to Study Buddhism
The Three Divisions of a Buddha's Words
There are three divisions of Buddha’s enlightening speech (sangs-rgyas-kyi bka’-gsum), differentiated according to the dominating condition (bdag-rkyen) of their origin: Enlightening words spoken from Buddha’s own lips (zhal-nas gsung-pa’i bka’). Examples include The Sutras...
The Twelve Scriptural Categories
Six Ways to Classify Buddha’s Scriptural Teachings The Sakya master Buton (Bu-ston Rin-chen grub) has said that there are six specific ways of classifying Buddha’s scriptural teachings: From the temporal point of view – the three turnings of the wheel of Dharma (chos-kyi...
The 32 Major Marks of a Buddha's Physical Body
Introduction According to Mahayana, Buddhas can manifest simultaneously in innumerable physical forms to help innumerable limited beings throughout all universes. When these emanations are in the form of Sambhogakaya (longs-sku, a corpus of bodies of full use) or Supreme...
Following Dharma and Avoiding Suffering
The way to avoid suffering is to hold ourselves back from acting out of ignorance, anger or greed.
The Graded Path