A Buddhist Journal

August 13, 2006

Earth Store (Ksitigarbha) Bodhisattva – 地藏菩薩 -1

Filed under: Blogroll,Buddhist,Life,Religious,Uncategorized,Zen — epath @ 6:14 pm


Homage to Earth Store (Ksitigarbha) Bodhisattva
The compassionate and wise Bodhisttva

who vowed that he will remain in hell
to teach and liberate sentient beings
in the lower realms.

Who vowed not to leave until the hell is empty.

True is his vows,
true is his compassion,
true is his wisdom.


Mahayana Buddhism – A Great Vehicle

Filed under: Blogroll,Buddhist,Life,Religious,Uncategorized,Zen — epath @ 4:54 pm

MRT in Singapore, Photo courtesy by ZiFeng/Flickr.
More great photos can be found here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/zifeng/

Reflection from this great photo:

This is a cabin of MRT in Singapore. The cabin is air-conditioned with fresh air,
with adequate lumination in lighting system and with very clean floor. Passengers
are either in sitting meditation or in reading news papers. Every passenger is
making good use of their precious time in the cabin.

The scene reminds me the Mahayana Buddhism – a great Vehicle with
Buddha’s teachings which will carry buddhist practitioners on the journey
from this shore to the other side of shore, from delution to total spiritual
liberation – Enlightenment.

Within buddhism trandition, every person who professes Mahayana
Buddhism can take the bodhisattva vow, which expresses the aspiration
to attain enlightenment just as the Buddha did and to help all beings on
their way to nirvana. The bodhisattva path can be undertaken in either a
monastic or a secular context, depending on individual circumstances.

The Dharma exists in our worldlife. We can observe it and experience it
in our daily life just to follow 8-fold paths.

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