Saturday, June 8, 2013

Buddha’s pledge 天上天下唯我独尊

1. “Throughout heaven and earth” means whenever
and wherever. Heaven (spiritual world) or earth
(material world) doesn't matter.
2. “I alone am the honored one” shows a Buddha's
determination to trust himself solely and aim at
becoming an honorable figure without being
disturbed by others.
3. So, Buddha’s words, “Throughout heaven and
earth, I alone am the honored one”, is his own
pledge to become an honorable figure and is
based on his enlightenment attained through
logic and practice.
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1. 「天上天下」とは、あの世であろうがこの世であろうが、
2. 「唯我独尊」とは、(他人がどうであろうが)自分は唯
3. 従って、「天上天下唯我独尊」とは、尊い人物になる
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