Take a moment and commune with the heart of the Buddha.
Discover peace, transformation and divine solutions to your everyday problems through the creativity of the Buddha-nature in your heart.
You can realize your Buddha-nature by cultivating its qualities known as the Ten Perfections. See them as ten habits of highly -effective Buddhas to be:
• Giving of yourself (alms)
• Attaining enlightenment (precepts)
• Centering in ultimate reality (renunciation)
• Transcending the human mind (wisdom)
• Overcoming fear and unworthiness (courage)
• Reﬁning the soul through communion (patience)
• Freeing yourself from the effects of errors (truth)
• Conquering self-destructive habits (resolution)
• Integrating the divine into your daily life (goodwill)
• Sustaining intensity and equanimity as you fulﬁll your goals (indifference)
Quietly Comes the Buddha is an offering of meditations, poetry and prayers for developing your Buddhic nature to bring wholeness into your life and the lives of others. Includes meditations on the heart for resolving conﬂicts and chakra meditations for puriﬁcation and healing.
|Publisher:||Summit University Press|
|Product dimensions:||5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.44(d)|
About the Author
Throughout her lifetime, Mrs. Prophet walked the path of spiritual adeptship, advancing through the universal initiations common to mystics of both East and West. She taught about this path and described her own experiences for the benefit of all who desire to make spiritual progress.
Mrs. Prophet has left an extensive library of spiritual teachings from the ascended masters and a thriving, worldwide community of people who study and practice these teachings.
KAREN Y. LeBEAU has been studying and writing about Chinese culture and philosophy for over twenty years. She has a B.A. in Chinese language and an M.A. in Religious Studies from the University of Minnesota.
As an undergraduate she explored the roles of Maitreya in China, the parallel paths and teachings of Jesus Christ and Gautama Buddha, and the canonization of Gautama Buddha in the West in the form of saints Barlaam and Josaphat. She also identified and compared blanc de Chine porcelain images of Kuan Yin. As a graduate student her research focused on the Buddhist art and ideology of the Tangut Hsi-hsia kingdom in northwest China (982-1227 a.d.). She also has a Master's degree in Print Journalism from the University of Southern California and has published in the Los Angeles Times and in Ability magazine.
Karen was involved in Tibetan resettlement in Minneapolis and sponsored and shared her home with Tenzin Chodon Yarphel. She lived in Taiwan for two years, where she frequented the National Palace Museum and the temples of her best friend, Kuan Yin.
Table of Contents
Introduction Meeting the Buddha xi
1 Becoming the Buddha 1
Prayer for Oneness in the Buddha-Nature 9
2 The Wheel of Perfection 11
Prayer to the Three Jewels of Shambhala 20
Meditation for Expanding the Light of Your Heart 22
3 The Perfection of Alms 25
The Ten Vows of the Bodhisattva of Mercy 33
4 The Prediction of Dipamkara 35
Prayer of the Buddha to Be 43
Meditation: The Golden Box of Resolution 44
5 The Perfection of the Precepts 47
Prayer: The Alchemy of the Divine Mother 53
6 The Perfection of Renunciation 55
Prayer: Entering the Path of the Secret Rays 62
Meditation on the Divine Mother Kuan Yin 63
7 The Perfection of Wisdom 65
Prayer to the Mother of the World 73
8 The Perfection of Courage 75
Prayer: Intercession of Infinite Light 83
Snowball Meditation to Clear the Four Lower Bodies of Being 85
9 The Perfection of Patience 89
The Prayer of Saint Francis of Assisi 98
10 The Buddha and the Mother 99
Prayer for the Kindling of Truth 107
Meditation and Mantras for Developing the Chakras 108
11 The Perfection of Truth 111
Prayer to Prajnaparamita, Mother of Wisdom 122
12 The Perfection of Resolution 123
Prayer: I Am Thy Holy Grail 134
White Lotus Meditation to Empower the Bodhisattva 135
13 The Perfection of Goodwill 137
Prayer to Comfort All Sentient Life 144
14 The Perfection of Indifference 147
Prayer: Lead Me to Shambhala 156
Meditation: Your Pilgrimage to Shambhala 158
What People are Saying About This
This devotional text, firmly grounded in Buddhism but reaching out to embrace other teachings, has the potential for awakening in the heart an ardent desire for enlightenment. It both comforts and challenges.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
'Quietly Comes the Buddha' is one of the most beautiful meditation books I have come across. The photos in the book seem to capture the many facets of the message. The words take you right to the heart of the Buddha and hold you there. I now have a much better understanding of the meaning of the Eightfold Path of Buddhism. I highly recommend it to anyone who seeks a peaceful corner in their world.