On Attaining Buddhahood in This Lifetime

Ranked among the most important works in Mahayana Buddhism, Nichiren's 13th-century writings were revolutionary. In On Attaining Buddhahood in This Lifetime, Nichiren turned prevailing Buddhist thought on its head.

On Attaining Buddhahood in This Lifetime

Author: Daisaku Ikeda

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ISBN: 9781525273001

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What constitutes a meaningful life? What is true happiness? Nichiren Buddhism, based on the Lotus Sutra, is a teaching of hope that provides answers to these and other important questions for modern life. Ranked among the most important works in Mahayana Buddhism, Nichiren's 13th-century writings were revolutionary. In On Attaining Buddhahood in This Lifetime, Nichiren turned prevailing Buddhist thought on its head. Attaining Buddhahood, or enlightenment, he argues, does not require embarking on some inconceivably long journey toward becoming some resplendent godlike Buddha, but rather it means accomplishing a transformation in the depths of one's being and revealing one's ultimate potential within. And Nichiren dedicated his life-braving all manner of persecution-to giving people a practical means for doing so. Daisaku Ikeda's simple and straightforward commentary brings alive this important writing for the modern world. Thoughtful people of all faiths will resonate with his compassionate insights on the universal teaching of happiness that is Nichiren Buddhism.

Happiness Becomes You

... 170, 184, 203, 208 “On Attaining Buddhahood in This Lifetime,” 59–60
Nichiren Buddhism, 102, 203 Soka Gakkai International (SGI), 43, 49, 67, 92, 209
Nicholson, Jack, 43 Nin, Anaïs, 23 Norton Lectures, 103 Nutbush, Tenn., 1, 3–4,7
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Happiness Becomes You

Author: Tina Turner

Publisher: Atria Books

ISBN: 198215215X

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Tina Turner—living legend, icon to millions, and author of the “brave and wry” (Vulture) memoir My Love Story—returns with a deeply personal book of wisdom that explores her longstanding faith in Buddhism and provides a guide to these timeless principles so you can find happiness in your own life. I dedicate this book to you… in honor of your unseen efforts to triumph over each problem life sends your way. Tina is a global icon of inspiration. And now, with Happiness Becomes You: A Guide to Changing Your Life for Good, Tina shows how anyone can overcome life’s obstacles—even transform the “impossible” to possible—and fulfill our dreams. She shows how we, too, can improve our lives, empowering us with spiritual tools and sage advice to enrich our unique paths. Buddhism has been a central part of Tina Turner’s life for decades and, in music, film, and live performances, she has shined as an example of generating hope from nothing, breaking through all limitations, and succeeding in life. Drawing from the lessons of her own life, from adversity to stratospheric heights, Tina effortlessly shows how the spiritual lessons of Buddhism help her transform from sorrow, adversity, and poverty into joy, stability, and prosperity. Now, Tina offers the wisdom of an extraordinary lifetime in Happiness Becomes You making this the perfect gift of inspiration for you or a loved one.

Living Buddhism

29 IKEDA : Immediately before attaining this state of enlightenment , Shakyamuni
awakened to the law of dependent ... 34 MORINAKA : In “ On Attaining
Buddhahood in This Lifetime , " the Daishonin explains that to free ourselves from
the ...

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In Love with the World

Tibet's most beloved yogi, renowned for his solitary practice in the inhospitable
Himalayan wilderness, for attaining buddhahood in one lifetime, and for
transmitting enlightened wisdom through spontaneous songs of realization.
MONKEY ...

In Love with the World

Author: Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 1509899332

Page: 288

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A rare, intimate account of a world-renowned Buddhist monk’s near-death experience and the life-changing wisdom he gained as a result. 'One of the most generous, beautiful, and essential books I’ve ever read – thoroughly engaging, so clear, so honest, so courageous and full of wisdom.' George Saunders, Booker Prize-winning author of Lincoln in the Bardo 'This book makes me think enlightenment is possible and necessary.' Russell Brand Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche’s experience begins the night he has chosen to embark on a four-year wandering retreat, slipping past the monastery gates. Alone for the first time in his life, he sets out into the unknown. His initial motivation is to step away from his life of privilege and to explore the deepest, most hidden aspects of his being, but what he discovers throughout his retreat – about himself and about the world around us – comes to define his meditation practice and teaching. Just three weeks into his retreat, Rinpoche becomes deathly ill and his journey begins in earnest through this near-death experience. Moving, beautiful and suffused with local colour, In Love with the World is the story of two different kinds of death: that of the body and that of the ego, and how we can bridge these two experiences to live a better and more fulfilling life. Rinpoche’s skilful and intimate account of his search for the self is a demonstration of how we can transform our dread of dying into joyful living.

Seikyo Times

By contrast , Nichiren Daishonin teaches that we can attain Buddhahood in this
lifetime . In that case , when we speak of attaining Buddhahood in this lifetime ,
what kind of state are we talking about ? process of continually strengthening the
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Central Thai Buddhism and Modernization

On Attaining Buddhahood If you wish to free yourself from the sufferings of birth
and death you have endured through eternity and attain supreme enlightenment
in this lifetime , you must awaken to the mystic truth which has always been within
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Central Thai Buddhism and Modernization

Author: Paul Rutledge

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ISBN: 9789748359663

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Acta Asiatica

The twelvefold tract by the “ bat ” concerned the following subjects : ( 1 ) Doctrinal
Evidence for Attaining Buddhahood in ... one particularly unusual topic presented
itself in the debate concerning attainment of buddhahood in this very lifetime in ...

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Sakyadh t Daughters of the Buddha

Such statements seem to have led to the mistaken assertion that women cannot
achieve Buddhahood . On the ... To attain Buddhahood in one lifetime , it is
prerequisite to have completed the entire general path of the sūtras as well as
both the ...

Sakyadh  t    Daughters of the Buddha

Author: Karma Lekshe Tsomo

Publisher: Snow Lion Publications, Incorporated

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Women Buddhist renunciates from East & West talk candidly about their lives.

The S ka Gakkai News

... receive a prophecy from Shakyamuni Buddha which states that they will attain
Buddhahood sometime in the future . ... possess the Buddha nature within their
lives and thus clarified the way for anyone to attain Buddhahood in this lifetime .

The S  ka Gakkai News

Author: Sōka Gakkai

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Studies in Central and East Asian Religions

For Kūkai the search for Buddhahood was a process of revealing the innate
nature present in everyone . This innate ... He does not differentiate between
people with regard to the possibility of attaining Buddhahood in this lifetime . No
one ...

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The Life of Gampopa

You can attain Buddhahood : by taking a medicine pill , which will make you
immortal like the sun and moon ; or , in the seventh lifetime of practice ; or , by
actually seeing the divine yidam ; or , if you are able to travel to the celestial
realms .

The Life of Gampopa

Author: Jampa Mackenzie Stewart

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Here is the first complete life story of Gampopa, foremost disciple of Milarepa and a forefather of the Kagyu lineages. Compiled from numerous Tibetan biographies, this rendition highlights the details of Gampopa's meditative experiences and presents direct insights into the practices and realization of Mahamudra. A history of the Kagyu order by Lobsang P. Lhalungpa augments Gampopa's biography, illustrating this revered teacher's central role in the development of the Tibetan Kagyu lineages. A concluding essay on Mahamudra introduces Vajrayana Buddhism to beginners, while simultaneously supporting advanced practitioners with fresh insights.

Waking the Lion

Let's face it you can't apply what you can't understand. Enter Waking the Lion: a Study Guide to The Writings of Nichiren Daishonin written with the lay believer in mind. Each chapter of this book covers one gosho, or letter, of Nichiren's.

Waking the Lion

Author: Marge Kirkpatrick

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1418428795

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Me?Ow! haven't we said something similar to ourselves (even the censored), as we explore our world? Me?Ow! is a reminder to continue our examination of all aspects of our daily lives and if we can find one little chuckle bubbling-up from deep inside us, then we can be a little bit happier than the moment before. The book Me?Ow! attempts to both entertain and explore a whole range of subjects both animals and humans. The poems in this tiny little book of fifty poems are also segmented portions of personal biography that strive to help reexamine our everyday lives. The whole idea about the Me?Ow! book is to always continue our exploratory explorations and exert our own creativity even if we have to read the whole library and one stop along-the-way could be the little book Me?Ow! to help get us all energized . . . and isn't that the way it's supposed to be? as we try to give expression in our grateful fashion by means of poetry.

The Practice of Tranquillity and Insight

The reason we need this diligence is because the vajrayāna teaches how to
attain Buddhahood in one lifetime , and when people hear this they have the
expectation of reaching the goal very quickly . When they don ' t get great results
quickly ...

The Practice of Tranquillity and Insight

Author: Rinpoche Thrangu

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Craft International

Gesturing to the body , speech , and mind of all past and future Buddhas , while
simultaneously reciting mantras ... of Vajrayana ( Tantra ) that one can effect a
psycho - physiological transformation and attain Buddhahood in one lifetime .

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Buddhism Japan s Cultural Identity

... of Buddhism in Japan Have no further doubts ; Rejoice greatly in your hearts ,
Knowing that you will become Buddhas . ... was the tendency to simplify its
central doctrines and to focus on the ideal of attaining buddhahood in one
lifetime .

Buddhism  Japan s Cultural Identity

Author: Stuart D. B. Picken

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Examines the role of Buddhism in modern Japan and highlights the social, personal, devotional, and aesthetic aspects of the religion

PIATS

... for acquiring higher gnosis . In six months , if one practices meditation 3 , 4 , or
6 times a day , one can attain Realization - even someone who does not have the
32 and 80 marks on his body can attain Buddhahood in one lifetime . ( f . 403 .

PIATS

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Seeing with the Third Eye

That night Angay wept bitterly that as a farmer , she had an unenlightened mind
and that it was difficult for her to practise Buddha hood . The lam - manips
comforted Grandma and told her that , " attaining Buddhahood in a lifetime would
be ...

Seeing with the Third Eye

Author: T. Sangay Wangchuk

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