Browsing Posts published in May, 2010

There is a Buddhist concept called samvega.  Sam = with, together {sym, com} + vega = force,  wave,  agitation, dismay. It was translated into  Chinese  as 厭怖 {yanbu}.厭 = loathe,  tire of;  怖 = shudder, terror, dread. The sino-japanese reading is enfu.    It refers to the Buddha’s mental state after his first three encounters; his [...]

“A sutra states that both the crow’s blackness and the heron’s whiteness are actually the deep stains of their past karma.” — Nichiren, Letter from Sado Taken literally, this statement reflects a common misunderstanding of Karma, as taught by the Buddha.