LETTER OF THE WONDERFUL LAW

Kudos to you all for the special section in the Spring 2006 issue, “The Lotus of the Wonderful Law.” The articles are scholarly and have as their basic intention the furthering of understanding of an elusive Buddhist sutra. The true meaning of this sutra has remained veiled to most practitioners for centuries. I always appreciate articles in your publication by authors who don’t portray Buddhism as a commodity.

Bradly J. Keller Albuquerque, New Mexico

CLARIFYING MIND

Even the Dalai Lama, along with B. Alan Wallace (“Immaterial Evidence,” Spring 2006) and others, misunderstands how to speak about the nature of mind. This is a pity, since the subject is at the heart of Buddha’s enlightenment. It will always be fruitless to speak of mind as an organic system, or as either real or unreal. The better path is to follow Bodhidharma’s instruction and look at its nature. Once people forget about the idea that they are talking about “reality” or “nonreality,” then they can observe the nature of mind unhindered by intellectual baggage or preset beliefs. And what is the nature of mind?

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