Daily Wisdom / Ocean of Dharma

Vajrayana is Not Ordinary

It is considered criminal to teach vajrayana, or tantric Buddhism, by presenting it as ordinary. Students should first be taught hinayana and mahayana, the earlier teachings, and only then should they be shown the path of vajrayana. There needs to be immense respect for the hinayana practice of meditation, or shamatha-vipashyana, and for the practice … Continue reading

Karma is Complex

Karma is Complex

The Buddha, radically, interpreted the individual as a compound of many different elements, physical and mental—a psychophysical complex. Therefore our feelings, thoughts, emotions, memories, dispositions; our perceptual capability, our cognitive capacities, and our physical conditions—all are constantly interacting and impacting each other. And agents themselves are also continually interacting with other agents. Logically, then, we … Continue reading