May the Buddhas Dwell

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May the Buddhas Dwell

Post by cjdevries » Fri Oct 25, 2019 3:01 am

May the Buddhas dwell in the world forever, to turn the wheel of dharma.

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Re: May the Buddhas Dwell

Post by well wisher » Sun Oct 27, 2019 9:32 am

cjdevries wrote:
Fri Oct 25, 2019 3:01 am
May the Buddhas dwell in the world forever, to turn the wheel of dharma.
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As long as sentient beings exists, so too will the Buddhas by necessity: mighty noble liberators to save sentient beings away from sufferings and Samsara. :namaste:

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Re: May the Buddhas Dwell

Post by Queequeg » Sun Oct 27, 2019 2:51 pm

:anjali:
Those who, even with distracted minds,
Entered a stupa compound
And chanted but once, “Namo Buddhaya!”
Have certainly attained the path of the buddhas.

-Lotus Sutra, Expedient Means Chapter

There are beings with little dust in their eyes who are falling away because they do not hear the Dhamma. There will be those who will understand the Dhamma.
-Ayacana Sutta

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Re: May the Buddhas Dwell

Post by Aemilius » Mon Nov 25, 2019 9:55 am

well wisher wrote:
Sun Oct 27, 2019 9:32 am
cjdevries wrote:
Fri Oct 25, 2019 3:01 am
May the Buddhas dwell in the world forever, to turn the wheel of dharma.
:twothumbsup:

As long as sentient beings exists, so too will the Buddhas by necessity: mighty noble liberators to save sentient beings away from sufferings and Samsara. :namaste:
The traditional view is that Buddhas will pass into final nirvana, if no one is interested in following their teaching. Also, beings will grow arrogant if the Buddhas always stay in the world, as the parable of the wise physician in the Lotus Sutra chapter 16, explains:

"As I now proclaim that I am about to enter quiescence, I am not really passing into quiescence. The Thus Come One uses this passing only as an expedient to teach and transform living beings.
For what reason? If the Buddha were to stay in the world a long time, those of scanty virtue who do not plant good roots, who are poor and lowly, who covet the objects of the five desires, and who are caught in the net of schemes and false views, seeing the Thus Come One constantly present and not entering stillness, would become arrogant, lax, and indifferent. They would not consider how difficult it is to encounter him, nor would their hearts be reverent. "
svaha
"All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights.
They are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another in a spirit of brotherhood.
Sarvē mānavāḥ svatantrāḥ samutpannāḥ vartantē api ca, gauravadr̥śā adhikāradr̥śā ca samānāḥ ēva vartantē. Ētē sarvē cētanā-tarka-śaktibhyāṁ susampannāḥ santi. Api ca, sarvē’pi bandhutva-bhāvanayā parasparaṁ vyavaharantu."
Universal Declaration of Human Rights, Article 1. (in english and sanskrit)

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