Dharma Day


Buddha

Day celebrating the beginning of the Buddha’s teaching.

This day is celebrated by some Buddhists in commemoration of the Buddha’s first sermon. Some time after his enlightenment, the Buddha sought out his disciples to pass on his first teaching. This is also known as the First Wheel of Dharma. The word dharma translates as truth or ‘path to enlightenment’.

Dharma Day is seen a time for Buddhists to show their gratitude to the Buddha and other enlightened teachers who have shared their knowledge.

Today I will show my gratitude for Master Chou’s teachings, for me his wisdom is pure and crystal clear. It uplifts and bring light to those who speak to him or listen to his words. Chou balances his knowledge with humour and great care so that all can listen and understand. I am also fortunate to have a collective consciousness work with me know as The Oracle and their teaching is immense and very profound. Chou has had many lives on Earth and understands the challenges of human life, The Oracle has not so they provide a beautiful contrast to each other.

There are eight FREE podcasts made by Master Chou on my website – www.voicesofspirit.co.uk – that you can listen to. These are just brief explanations or insights into the topics.

If you are interested in more in-depth insight and information, check out our Downloads – these are recordings of the lectures Master Chou and The Oracle have given as well as conversations Chou has had on various topics. They are available for download for a small fee.

Sarah

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  1. Their Mahayana rivals condemned this as a selfish and limited goal. The Mahayana ideal is the bodhisattva (a being—sattva—whose goal is awakening—bodhi), who seeks to attain the state of buddhahood in order to help others to find the path to final happiness. Some early Mahayana texts have a distinctly sectarian tone, particularly when they compare the ideals of the arhat and the bodhisattva. The Mahayana parable of the burning house from the Lotus Sutra is a famous allegory for the practice of “skillful means” (upaya-kaushalya), which is one of the important abilities of bodhisattvas and buddhas. It involves adapting the dharma to the interests and proclivities of individual listeners, telling them things that will attract them to the practice of Buddhism. The question posed in the dialogue concerns whether such tactics should be considered underhanded or dishonest. The answer, not surprisingly, is no: the means used are for the good of the beings, and benefit them greatly in the long run. Moreover, with beings who are thoroughly enmeshed in the concerns of the world it is necessary to draw their attention away from mundane pleasures toward the dharma, which can lead to lasting happiness.

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