Four Prajnas of Buddhahood – Aspects of the Enlightened Mind

The Four Prajnas of Buddhahood – Also called the “Four Cognitions”, the “Four Knowledges”, the “Four Wisdoms”, and other similar terms. An excerpt from The Flatbed Sutra of Louie Wing  …your mind contains and embraces all things. If you truly realized the vast and fathomless nature of your own mind, how could attachment or aversion Read More …

Robert Aitken Roshi’s open letter to Eido Tai Shimano Roshi

Notice to all interested in the present state and future health of the Maha Sangha (all inclusive Dharma community). Greetings friends. Robert Aitken Roshi has raised an important issue in a recent post on his blog. Please take a moment to check it out and consider the implications at: Robert Aitken Roshi’s open letter to Eido Tai Read More …

Bodhisattvas – What they are & what they do

To follow up the last post, I would like to clarify that when I use a Buddhist term in some unusual way, I try to make sure I qualify it. Thus, the term “Bodhisattva” in the previous post should be understood by its usual Buddhist meaning. “Bodhisattva” means “enlightened being”, or “enlightening being” (bodhi; enlightenment – sattva; being). According to Buddhism, these enlightened beings Read More …