21 January 2013

Contemplation: Aspirations

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

The ability to respond to the Buddha's teaching is not the same for all sentient beings; it depends on their aspirations and desires.  The teachings of the Noble One rely on these transformational conditions and thus are different for each person.

Gishin, The Collected Teachings of the Tendai Lotus School, p. 11

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