Ten Qualities Leading to Awakening

The term used for the ten qualities leading to awakening, or “Buddhahood”, is “Parami” (Paramita), which means “perfection.” These include: Perfection in giving Perfection in morality Perfection in renunciation Perfection in wisdom Perfection in energy Perfection in patience (forbearance) Perfection in truthfulness Perfection in resolution Perfection in loving-kindness Perfection in…

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Ten Ways to Cultivate Kindness

There are many ways to help others whenever the opportunity presents itself. These can be simplified into the following ten important categories. 1) Supporting the practice of kindness 2) Harboring love and respect 3) Helping others succeed in practicing goodness 4) Persuading others to practice kindness 5) Helping those in…

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The Deep Ocean of the World

Mara has caused so much corruption in the world among religious leaders, political leaders and others that would normally be trusted, that the world has lost faith and developed a great deal of disappointment, dissatisfaction and overall non-trust in just about everything. What people used to believe or hold dear…

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Vegetarianism

The practice of vegetarianism is upheld as the ideal diet for monks, nuns, and Elders, but all are permitted to consume meat provided it adheres to the three following rules: 1. Monks/nuns may not witness the killing of the animal. 2. Monks/nuns may not hear the sound of the killing…

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The Practice of Sila

Sila (virtue, moral conduct) is the cornerstone upon which the entire Noble Eightfold Path is built. The practice of sila is defined by the middle three factors of the Eightfold Path: Right Speech, Right Action, and Right Livelihood. Practicing Buddhists voluntarily undertake a particular set of training rules appropriate to…

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Death and Rebirth

In most Buddhist sects, death and rebirth is connected to reincarnation, to put it simply. The dictionary says of the term of Samsara: “The cycle of death and rebirth to which life in the material world is bound.” This is not exactly the same view in Monijiao. There are actually…

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