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This blog is created by a Buddhist living in Singapore. He embraces the Mahayana spirit of Bodhicitta, deeply respecting all Buddhist Traditions as expressions of Kindness guiding us on the path towards human perfection ~ Buddhahood.

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“Sariputra, if there are people who have already made the vow, who now make the vow, or who are about to make the vow, ‘I desire to be born in Amitabha’s country,’ these people, whether born in the past, now being born, or to be born in the future, all will irreversibly attain to anuttarasamyaksambodhi. Therefore, Sariputra, all good men and good women, if they are among those who have faith, should make the vow, ‘I will be born in that country.’”

~ Amitabha Sutra

When I obtain the Buddhahood, any being of the boundless and inconceivable Buddha-worlds of the ten quarters whose body if be touched by the rays of my splendour should not make his body and mind gentle and peaceful, in such a state that he is far more sublime than the gods and men, then may I not attain the enlightenment.

~ Amitabha Buddha's Thirty-Third Vow

Thursday, October 12, 2006

Bowing to the Buddha

Respectfully I bowed to the Buddha. With deepest faith, sincerity and reverence, I bowed with my total being. In this moment, nothing matters, I forget my name, my past and my future, all forgotten. Just aware, just be, just bow.

Bowing with this quality of mind helps to bring us down to the present, to awareness. Buddha means aware or awake. Bowing to Buddha is bowing to the awakeness within us which is our true self. It reminds us to live every moment of our life with the awakeness just as we did while bowing.

There are practices in various Buddhist traditions involving bowing as a means to reduce karmic obstacles or meditation, as well as to subdue our all-important proud egoistic selfish tendencies which are the prime source of troubles.

I bow to the Buddha within you.
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This is a nice contribution, I want to share my reflections and experiences too!


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