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  • Andrew Nicholls (Temple Host) posted an update 1 week, 2 days ago

    https://thebuddhistcentre.com/sangharakshita/vigil-and-funeral-information

    The first I read about Sangharakshita was when I first started researching Buddhism. Someone wrote that the first time he read the diamond sutra it made him weep because he was so moved at its beauty . I thought sounds a bit strange but read the sutra to see for myself. Most of the sutra talks of impermanence and everything being as an illusion. Then right st the end is my favourite words of Shakyamuni.

    “So I say to you –
    This is how to contemplate our conditioned existence in this fleeting world:”

    “Like a tiny drop of dew, or a bubble floating in a stream;
    Like a flash of lightning in a summer cloud,
    Or a flickering lamp, an illusion, a phantom, or a dream.”

    “So is all conditioned existence to be seen.”

    Thus spoke Buddha.

    Had to try hard not to cry. The more I come across those words and the more I learn about the Buddha the deeper the affect.
    Namo Amida Bu.

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