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  • Andrew Nicholls (Temple Host) posted an update 1 week, 4 days ago

    When meditation and preceptual living bear fruit, our entire outlook on life begins to change, and this is the arising of the mind of the Bodhisattva. What seemed to “matter” before no longer seems important; what comes to the forefront instead is the necessity to live by a few very simple things: charity, tenderness, benevolence, sympathy, and gratitude. The first four of these are what are known as “the signs of enlightenment”, what to look for if you are really keeping the precepts. This is what you should see in someone who is really keeping the precepts and who has found the Eternal. The fifth, gratitude, is one of the special foundations of the Serene Reflection, or Soto Zen, way.”

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