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  Ta-mei Fa-chang (752-839) was a Chinese Ch'an master. After he got awakened under
the Great master Ma-tsu Tao-i (709-788), he went to the Ta-mei mountain and resided there.
One day there was a traveling monk who got lost in the Ta-mei... 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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