Browsing Posts published on June 15, 2010

In the Devadatta chapter of the Lotus Sutra the Buddha enumerates the many virtues and qualities he was able to attain as a Buddha due to his previous training under Devadatta in a previous lifetime, among them the four divine abodes: “He caused me to have loving-kindness, compassion, sympathetic joy, and equanimity.” These four attitudes [...]

I would like to share with everyone what I have learned thus far in life about meditation practice. I will also explain how Odaimoku, the chanting of Namu Myoho Rene Kyo that is my primary practice, is itself a form of meditation. In fact, the first time I visited the San Jose Nichiren Buddhist Temple, [...]

The path to spiritual awakening does not consist of philosophy and speculation. All of the Buddha’s teachings were based on empirical observation and critical analysis; and they always had a practical application as their aim. Those who follow the path to enlightenment must utilize the teachings by diligently weeding out those qualities which will hinder [...]