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地藏菩薩本願經
— Chapter 4: The Karmic Retribution of Sentient Beings in Jambudvipa

Chapter 4: The Karmic Retribution of Sentient Beings in Jambudvipa At that time, Bodhisattva Ksitigarbha addressed the Buddha, saying, “O World Honored One, by virtue of Buddha’s majestic, miraculous power I was able to divide myself into many, many forms throughout hundreds, thousands, myriads and millions of worlds to save and deliver all sentient beings …Read More

地藏菩薩本願經
— Chapter 3: Contemplation on the Karmic Connection between Sentient Beings

Chapter 3: Contemplation on the Karmic Connection between Sentient Beings At that time, Lady Maya, the Buddha’s mother, with palms joined, asked Bodhisattva Ksitigarbha respectfully, “O Holy One, what will be the retribution for different karmas created by the sentient beings of Jambudvipa?” Ksitigarbha replied, “Regarding the thousands of myriads of worlds and lands-in some …Read More

地藏菩薩本願經
— Chapter 2: The Assembly of Innumerable Transformational Ksitigarbhas

Chapter 2: The Assembly of Innumerable Transformational Ksitigarbhas At that time, all the separate transformational Ksitigarbha Bodhisattvas came from all the hells in hundreds, thousands, myriads and millions of unthinkable, indiscussible, immeasurable, inexpressible, countless numbers of worlds to assemble in Trayastrimsas Palace. By virtue of the Tathagata’s miraculous power, each came from his realm together …Read More

Path to Peace – Week 4

  Day 1 Sincerity in words engenders trust. Sincerity in thought engenders pure living. Sincerity in generosity engenders loving-kindness.   Day 2 May ignorance give way to understanding, May hatred yield to compassion, May war surrender to peace.   Day 3 The absence of expectations results in the reduction of disappointments.   Day 4 Contentment …Read More

Path to Peace – Week 3

Day 1 The generous person gives not just what they have, but of who they are.   Day 2 When we are kind and generous to others, we will receive thoughtfulness and love.   Day 3 Contentment is not the fulfillment of what we want rather the appreciation of what we have.   Day 4 …Read More

Path to Peace – Week 2

Day 1 In developing compassion, we care for those we love, those we know. Eventually we will even care for those we do not like, those we do not know.   Day 2 Peace within creates beauty without.   Day 3 May all beings become messengers of peace in times of chaos and conflict. May …Read More