Tag: Buddha-nature

24
Feb
2022

Our Spiritual ‘Bedrock’

In Buddhism, our truly indestructible ‘essence’ is not a soul, but Buddha-nature, that is no ‘dark matter’, but brilliant potential,…

17
Mar
2020

Go Home

From ‘The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse’ by Charlie Mackesy: If home is where the heart is,and…

15
Jan
2019

Reference: Dharmagram #337

Reference: Dharmagram #337 May all take reference to their Buddha-nature and all Buddhas. (From Marcus Aurelius’ ‘Meditations’)

17
Dec
2018

Cycles: Dharmagram #299

  Cycles: Dharmagram #299 Nature and nurture go in cycles. Only by nurturing Buddha-nature’s potential do we break free.

02
Nov
2018

Clarity: Dharmagram #276

Clarity: Dharmagram #276 If the Buddhas already see us clearly, it is us who need to see our Buddha-nature clearly.

27
Jun
2018

Hope: Dharmagram #154

Hope: Dharmagram #154 In Buddhism, there is always hope as there is always Buddha-nature awaiting to be realised in all,…

23
Apr
2018

Alienation: Dharmagram #70

Alienation: Dharmagram #70 From the title card of ‘The Alienist’… We too are alienated from our true nature, which is…

12
Apr
2018

Nature: Dharmagram #60

Nature: Dharmagram #60 Unnerving opening quote of ‘Scarface’. The consolation is that the opposite is true too, that no one…

29
May
2017

Wall

The removed public phone and sign reveal how white the wall was. An unexpected case of ‘out with the old’…

22
May
2017

Belief

BELIEF: We must have faith in who we want to be, not necessarily believing that such a person already exists,…

08
Mar
2017

Natural?

This quote might be ‘natural’ for many humans, but it is not the point. The key point is that we…

07
Dec
2016

Moon

A rather super moon (on 15 November 2016), after the Understanding Amituofo class, above the Buddha, as snapped by class…

12
Jun
2015

‘The Rewrite’ Rewritten?

From the movie ‘The Rewrite’… Keith: I would argue late bloomers may have had talent all along. It was just…

12
Jun
2015

Planning Vs Calling

In the movies ‘Laggies’ is this dialogue… Counsellor: So, I’m becoming concerned that Annika is not taking steps towards her…

04
Jun
2015

Namaste!

Namaste! The Buddha-nature in me recognises the Buddha-nature in you. Amituofo!

28
Feb
2015

Fault-Finding

To a Dharma friend: ‘I used to be like you, to look at faults more than virtues of others. The…

29
Nov
2013

A Bodhisattva ‘Man Of Steel’?

Like a skilful transcendental Bodhisattva whom, as instructed by the Buddha, does not reveal his identity – so as to…

29
Nov
2013

Stain Analogy

Even clean water left long enough on clean tiles will collect dirt from the surrounding air. As it dries up,…

26
Apr
2013

Sunrise After Skyfall

The James Bond movie franchise had its 50th anniversary recently. Despite many themes of death in their titles, say, ‘You…

30
Mar
2013

Wu Wo

‘Wu wo’ (无我) means ‘non-self’ (Anatta), which means that as there is no enduring (unchanging) entity in our body and…