A Mahayana prayer for daily life from the Avatamsaka Sutra (the Flower Ornament Sutra).
Series: 41 Prayers to Cultivate Bodhicitta
Inspiration to live each day like a bodhisattva.
Transform the act of entering a house to be a cause of enlightenment.
Transform sleep into a virtuous activity.
To see that all things are like an illusion, like a dream, appearing in one way but existing in another.
On waking up, thinking that we’re coming out of ignorance, especially the ignorance grasping at a truly existent self.
Different ways of looking at verses 2-4, on an ordinary level and on a tantric level.
What to consider while inviting generosity, the amazing opportunity that others have to create merit and help to spread the Dharma in the world.
Celebrating the Buddha’s birth, enlightenment, and passing into parinirvana with a verse the cultivates a broad motivation to practice the teachings.
Planting the seeds to be able to attain the form body of the Buddha, the body through which the Buddha benefits sentient beings.