24 May 2011

Contemplation: One Vehicle

After reviewing the guidelines for practice, take this as your object of contemplation:

There is only one teaching, that is, the One Vehicle
In the Buddha-worlds of the ten quarters.
There is not a second or a third vehicle
Except when the Buddhas teach expediently.

The Buddhas lead all living beings
By tentative names [of vehicles]
In order to expound their wisdom.
They appear in the worlds
Only for the One Vehicle.

The Lotus Sutra, trans. Senchu Murano, p. 36

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