Pure Mind, Pure World


Pure Mind, Pure World TNH


This image is dedicated to anybody who is trying to change their mind to make the world a better place, because  it does work.
How could it not?
. • *  ¨
Our world is created by our mind.

We all know this on some level, don’t we?

So we can see that the creation of a purer world depends upon the purity of the minds of the beings who inhabit it.


“Pure Mind, Pure World”


We can see that if we want to make a difference in this world

– which undeniably needs to be done –

it is up to each and every one of us to be brave, and take a look at our own mind.

* Even if we think we’ve already done that…
look again.

There’s always a dark alley hidden away somewhere we can illuminate with the compassionate light of wisdom.

¸   . •   ☽   *  

Vajrasattva, Buddha of Purification

Vajrasattva, Buddha of Purification


  ☆ * •. ¸

Our Vajrasattva retreat at Amitabha Centre finishes today.
Many other Buddhists out there are just starting or finishing their winter purification retreats.
So this goes out to all who participated, and most definitely, anybody anywhere who is trying to make the world a better place. Keep up the good work ˚͜˚

You are in very good company!

Through the blessings of all the Holy beings
The truth of actions and effects,
And the power of my pure, superior intention
May all my prayers be fulfilled.


For more on Vajrasattva see Vajrasattva Empowerment.
Vajrasattva is a Buddha of purification. The practice of meditation and recitation of Vajrasattva’s mantra is a very powerful method for purifying our impure mind and actions.


Quote from Gen Chönden adapted from his simplified version of the Bodhisattva vow, which is a Buddhist’s promise to gain enlightenment to help all others.
(Vajrasattva Empowerment, Bristol, Dec ’12)

See the Transcultural Buddhism  blog for more on purification practice.

Tich Naht Hanh calligraphy via MySoul’sOnIce
Solitary Vajrasattva image and verse (adapted) via Tharpa Publications
Quote from Geshe La

top  right contrail image
bottom right mountain image
Click on main image to make biG

*full versions of adapted text given below (in comments).

5 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Jas Baku
    Dec 16, 2012 @ 11:02:51

    * Original quotes:

    We need to purify, in order to remove obstructions to helping others.
    • Simplified version of the Bodhisattva vow:
    I promise to improve myself more and more so that I can get better at helping others, until nobody needs help anymore.
    • An even simpler version:
    I’m going to identify and reduce my selfishness.

    – Gen Chönden, 8th Dec ’12 (from my notes)

    Through the blessings of the Buddhas and Bodhisattvas
    The truth of actions and effects,
    And the power of my pure, superior intention
    May all my prayers be fulfilled.

    – Solitary Vajrasattva sadhana



  2. Becky
    Dec 16, 2012 @ 21:02:10

    Brought a tear to my eye xx



    • Jas Baku
      Dec 17, 2012 @ 18:24:41

      I hope they’re happy tears for you Becky.
      May be that they’re healing tears. Means that a change is happening within you.
      It’s an auspicious sign ❤



  3. gita4elamats
    Jan 04, 2013 @ 01:15:45

    Reblogged this on poet4justicedotwordpressdotcom.



    • Jas Baku
      Jan 04, 2013 @ 11:23:29

      Thanks for the re-blog!
      I really love that people are recognizing more and more that what happens to us and to our world depends upon ourselves. We have to take responsibility for what happens in our own minds, because of the wonderful or terrible affect it has.
      Like the wolf story you published today 🙂



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