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Tuesday, May 24, 2016

The Buddha's Eightfold Path in light of the Lotus Sutra

Right Views: Viewing the Lotus Sutra as the quintessence of the Buddha's teachings.

Right Thought: "By what shall I cause the masses of beings to be able to enter the Supreme Way And rapidly achieve Buddhahood." (Lotus Sutra Chapter 16).

Right Speech: Teaching others to chant Namu Myoho renge kyo and rebuking slander of the Law.

Right Action: Action to spread the Lotus Sutra and repudiate slander .

Right Living: Not begrudging one's life to spread the Lotus Sutra.

Right Endeavor: Endeavoring to attain Buddhahood and causing others to do the same.

Right Memory: Remembering that one's life is eternal and that we are the original disciples of Eternal Buddha Shakyamuni of the Juryo Chapter of the Lotus Sutra.

Right Meditation: Chanting Namu Myoho renge kyo.

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