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The Great Perfection of Wisdom Treatise (Fascicle: 1-5)

 The Great Perfection of Wisdom Treatise (Sanskrit: Mahāprajñāpāramitā Upadeśa; 大智度論) Composed by one of the most remarkable yet enigmatic figures of Buddhism, the legendary Nāgārjuna, this treatise on the Great Perfection of Wisdom Sūtra builds on the ancient traditions of early Buddhism, adds scholastic systematic analysis, and rallies together the sūtras and treatises of Mahāyāna…

French Biographie de Sakyamuni Bouddha

French Biographie de Sakyamuni Bouddha 釋迦牟尼佛傳 Par le Vénérable Maître Hsing Yun Traduit par Le-Binh Tran et Claude Merny Le contenu C’est avec un sentiment de profonde gratitude, que j’ai terminé cette biographie sacrée de Bouddha, après y avoir consacré dix-huit mois. J’étais souvent en voyage et parfois, pendant plus d’un mois, je ne trouvais…

Aware of the workings of the mind

The Avatamsaka Sutra says, ‘The mind controls everything.’ In order to properly control body and speech, we must come to understand our minds. If we can control our minds, we can do anything. Master Xingkong (780-862) wrote a wonderful passage that expresses this point very well. He said, “The practice of Buddhism can be compared…

What is Meditation?

One of the great advantages of sitting meditation is that you can take it with you wherever you go. Whether you are in a forest deep in the mountains or beside a stream among the grass and reeds, you can develop meditative concentration just by sitting down and crossing your legs. But what is meditation?…