17 February 2014

Contemplation: Entering Nirvana

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

One looks at the lion and the gold, yet the marks of both are exhausted and afflictions are not produced. Beauty and ugliness appear before one, yet one’s mind is as calm as the ocean. False thoughts are all exhausted. One has no compulsions, escapes from bondage, is free from obstruction, and eternally renounces the wellsprings of suffering. That is called entering Nirvana.
from the Treatise on the Golden Lion by Fa-Tsang; full text provided by The City of 10,000 Buddhas here

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