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  Tetsugen, a devotee of Zen in Japan, decided to publish the sutras, which at that time were available only in Chinese. The books were to be printed with wood blocks in an edition of seven thousand copies, a tremendous undertaking.... continue...

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ON NIRVANA
When he was still a Bodhisattva, the Buddha himself once said about Nirvana in his Jataka:

"When the fire of lust is extinct, that is Nirvana;
When the fire of hatred and infatuation are extinct, that is Nirvana;
When pride, false belief and all other passions and torments are extinct, that is Nirvana."

The d.o.m.'s question:
Can Nirvana be attained and abided with?

ChonTri 12/08/01


 



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