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Tuesday, February 25, 2020

The Ten Powers of a Buddha

One is the devotion to the Buddha's teaching and no attachment to anything else. The second one is increasing one's devotion. The third is expedient ability to instruct people and alter their conduct. The fourth one is understanding what people think. And fifth is satisfying people with what they want. And sixth-- no cessation] of exertion. The seventh one including all vehicles or all teachings without giving-up Mahayana way. The eighth one is mysterious power of showing the appearance of the Buddha in every world in every pore of the body. The ninth is making people turn towards Buddhism and leading people to perfection. The last one is satisfying all kinds of people with even a single phrase. Those are ten powers.   -------------------------------- Excerpt from Shunryu Suzuki lecture - 68-08-25 as found on shunryusuzuki.com. Edited by DC