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May the Buddhas Dwell

Posted: Fri Oct 25, 2019 3:01 am
by cjdevries
May the Buddhas dwell in the world forever, to turn the wheel of dharma.

Re: May the Buddhas Dwell

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

Re: May the Buddhas Dwell

Posted: Sun Oct 27, 2019 2:51 pm
by Queequeg
:anjali:

Re: May the Buddhas Dwell

Posted: Mon Nov 25, 2019 9:55 am
by Aemilius
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. "