15 September 2014

Contemplation: The Buddha Appears in This World

After reviewing the guidelines for practice, take the following as your contemplation:
The Tathagatas of past, present, and future intrinsically lead sentient beings to be exposed to the Buddha's knowledge and insight and attain the patience which comes from realizing the truth of non-arising.  The Buddha appears in this world through the conditioned co-arising of his great deeds.
Chih-i, Fa Hua Hsuan I, translated and published in Paul Swanson's Foundations of T'ienTai Philosophy, p. 248; punctuation altered.

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