Shinjo Ito

A Quote by Shinjo Ito on deep, self, awareness, buddha, buddha-nature, awakened nature, awaken, discover, loving, kindness, and compassion

What is most important is to go deep into ourselves and discover the loving kindness and compassion of the buddha within - the awakened nature we all possess.

Shinjo Ito

Source: Shinjo: Reflections, Pages: 9

Contributed by: Meenakshi

A Quote by Shinjo Ito on buddhas, teachings, dharma bodies, spirits, sangha, and spiritual community

Buddhas continue to live on through their teachings as dharma bodies. Their spirits become manifest in the sangha (spiritual community) where their teachings are passed on.

Shinjo Ito

Source: Shinjo: Reflections, Pages: 133

Contributed by: Meenakshi

A Quote by Shinjo Ito on buddha, shared, teachings, liberation, state of liberation, practice, and effort

The Buddha shared his teachings so that everyone, without exception, could reach the same supreme state of liberation that he had attained through practice and effort.

Shinjo Ito

Source: Shinjo: Reflections, Pages: 135

Contributed by: Meenakshi

A Quote by Shinjo Ito on buddhism, valuing, harmony, unity, respect, embrace, denounce, and true buddhism

The spirit of Buddhism is, more than anything, about valuing harmony and unity, in which others are respected and embraced rather than denounced. This has been the way of Buddhism since the beginning, and this is true Buddhism.

Shinjo Ito

Source: Shinjo: Reflections, Pages: 137

Contributed by: Meenakshi

A Quote by Shinjo Ito on buddha, images, inspirations, kindness, loving, infinite, buddha nature, pray, image, and wish

You may have seen people praying to an image as if it had special power. Perhaps they're wishing for the well-being of their family, for material prosperity, or to recover from illness. But this way of practicing faith only leads to a dead end. Buddha images should serve as inspirations to cultivate the infinite loving kindness latent in the buddha within us.

Shinjo Ito

Source: Shinjo: Reflections, Pages: 125

Contributed by: Meenakshi

A Quote by Shinjo Ito on pity, bling, and misfortune

Many are those who pity others while being blind to their own misfortunes.

Shinjo Ito

Source: Shinjo: Reflections, Pages: 56

Contributed by: Meenakshi

A Quote by Shinjo Ito on nirvana, extinguish, burning, fire, three, poison, greed, anger, ignorance, dissatisfaction, and letting go

Nirvana means to extinguish the burning fires of the Three Poisons: greed, anger, and ignorance. This can be accomplished by letting go of dissatisfaction.

Shinjo Ito

Source: Shinjo: Reflections, Pages: 94

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A Quote by Shinjo Ito

Speculation and constant judging will only limit what you see. Expand your sight by looking at everything in life as an opportunity to develop and transform yourself.

Shinjo Ito

Source: Shinjo: Reflections

Contributed by: Meenakshi

A Quote by Shinjo Ito on examine, past, present, future, unfold, learn, and action

Examine the present and learn from the past to see how the future will unfold. Too often we just look at the present and base our actions solely on that.

Shinjo Ito

Source: Shinjo: Reflections, Pages: 125

Contributed by: Meenakshi

A Quote by Shinjo Ito on buddha nature, nurture, reflect, and daily life

To reflect on everything in daily life is to nurture your buddha nature.

Shinjo Ito

Source: Shinjo: Reflections, Pages: 10

Contributed by: Meenakshi

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