The Ten Powers of the Buddha
- The Buddha knows in accordance with actual Truth what can be as what can be and what cannot be as what cannot be.
- The Buddha knows all karmic activity and all experiences throughout past, present and future times including the location of the karmic action and the associated retribution.
- The Buddha knows all the dhyanas, liberations, samadhis, and absorbtions in accordance with actual Truth, the distinctive characteristics defining their relative defilement and purity.
- The Buddha knows all the faculties possessed by other beings, and knows in accordance with actual Truth the characteristics by which the faculties qualify as superior or inferior.
- He Knows all the different sorts of desires possesed by other beings.
- The Buddha knows all of the Worlds' countless categories of different natures.
- The Buddha knows the characteristic features of the end point of all paths.
- The Buddha knows conclusively the various sorts of previous lifetimes together with their commonly-held characteristics and their commonly-held causes and conditions.
- The Buddhas' Heavenly Eye is purified to perfection.
- The Buddha has achieved the liberation of the Non-Outflow Mind.
A High Master offers Precepts.
There is nothing "Grand" when it comes to human suffering caused by White Mans' self serving bigotry. The mourners cry in silence.
Self Introspection helps when dealing with unfairness.
The First Noble Truth.
We are family.
Who's your master?
Following the Buddha's Example.
Returning the light to see inside.
The Noble Eightfold Path
Melting away the Three Poisons:
- Greedy lust (raga)
- Hatred (dvesa)
- Ignorance, stupidity and delusion (moha)
Right View - Understanding the Four Noble Truths: (1) Suffering; (2) Accumulation; (3) Cessation; (4) The Way. Also, having penetrating insight in reality, emptiness and dependent origination.
4.) Right Action - Conducting oneself in moral, peaceful, and honorable ways, and keeping the five precepts: (1) no killing; (2) no stealing; (3) no loose, harming or false speach; (4) no sexual misconduct; (5) no alchohol.
5.) Right Livelihoods - Living honorably in a profession that in no way harms living beings, and avoiding such livelihoods as trading in weapons, intoxicants, or poisons.
6.) Right Effort - (1) effort not to initiate sins not yet arisen; (2) effort to eliminate sins already arisen; (3) effort to initiate virtues not already arisen; (4) effort to consolidate, increase, and not deteriorate virtues already arisen.
Realize Mutual Interpenetration.
Notice the Four Marks (Diamond Sutra)
Notice the four marks:
- Sentient Beings:
Clinging to the belief of a permanent, unchanging self.
Clinging to the belief of others as separate from ones' self.
Clinging to the permanent and separate existence of all species and appearances.
Clinging to the belief in a permanent entity that migrates from one rebirth to the next.