Archive for October, 2008

Two Visions of Reality

Friday, October 17th, 2008

If we’re going to speak of orthodoxy of the Mahayana, and the True Teaching of the Pure Land Way (Shin Buddhism) it is very important to say this: there is nothing that makes one body or manifestation of a Buddha any more or less “absolute” than another. The truth is, living as plain people in the Age of Dharma Decline, we have no direct experience of what “absoluteness” might be like from a Buddha’s perspective - or even the perspective of a Bodhisattva who has reached the stage of non-retrogression.