The Buddhic Essence: Ten Stages to Becoming a Buddha (Mystical Paths of the World's Religions)

The Buddhic Essence: Ten Stages to Becoming a Buddha (Mystical Paths of the World's Religions)

Elizabeth Clare Prophet

Language: English

Pages: 160

ISBN: 1932890165

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub

We all have the seed or 'essence' of Buddha within us, and because we do we have the potential to become a Buddha. In The Buddhic Essence: Ten Stages to Becoming a Buddha, Elizabeth Clare Prophet gently traces upon the heart the pathway that can lead to Buddhahood. She does so in a way that we can relate to the different stages and also see them as steps that we can accomplish in our daily lives. The Buddhic Essence is the second book in the author's series Mystical Paths of the World's Religions.

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enter on the Great Way and to produce a common thought and purpose in all bodhisattvas. To make all actions of the body, speech and mind fruitful and successful. To attain the supreme and perfect Enlightenment and to preach the Doctrine.[24] PRACTICAL APPLICATION OF THE VOWS Following are my reflections on the ten vows from the Dashabhumika. Don’t be surprised if you discover that you are already observing some of these vows. Or perhaps you’ll feel drawn to begin observing one or more,

king’s chaplain demonstrated great morality and was respected by all. The king in particular accorded him exceptional respect. This special treatment eventually caused him to think, “Does the king honor me with superior respect because of my birth, my family or my position? Is it because of the talents I have? Or could this special treatment by the king be due to the morality I have acquired? I shall put this to a test.” So then he decided what he would do. And on three consecutive days,

infamous beliefs; and finally that he might spread far and wide all the benefits of the Law and bring peace and happiness to all creatures. He then ... sat down in a posture of contemplation and eagerly bent his thoughts upon the Bodhisattva Maitreya.... All of a sudden ... he felt himself raised up to Mount Sumeru, and after having passed through one, two and then three heavens, he saw the true Maitreya seated upon a glittering throne ... surrounded by a multitude of gods.... Suddenly a furious

that person to a higher dimension of his being. If we are going to lift people up, we cannot tie into lower emotions and passions. We cannot help others if we descend to their level. We remain at our own level and uplift them with great compassion. * * * REFLECTION ON THE ESSENCE In what way(s) can you see yourself in the story of the three men and the wall? Recall a time when you acted with true compassion and another time when you acted with sentimentality. Compare any

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