The Ninth Vow: To Accord with all Sentient Beings

We need to accord with the wished of all sentient beings in the universe. This is extremely difficult to do and is why the Chinese say that filial piety and according with others go together. Learning Buddhism is to honor filial piety and to accord with the being’s wishes. While according, we need to look Read More …

The Seventh Vow: To Request the Buddha to Reside in this World

The main purpose of the sixth vow is to introduce Buddhism to all people. If we hope to have accomplishment in our cultivation, the vow request to request the turning of the Dharma Wheel is not enough. Have you seen anyone attain enlightenment simply by listening to a talk on the sutra only once or Read More …

The Second Vow: To Praise the “Thus Come One”

The second vow is to “Praise the ‘Thus Come One’.” Since, the first vow is “To respect all Buddhas” why don’t we rephrase them as one, “Praise and respect all Buddhas?” There is a profound meaning within these two vows. “Respect all Buddhas” applies to behavior. When considering the form, we are to show respect Read More …