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Buddhist Scripture

There Are Only Hands And Eyes: Zen Buddhism As Universalism

James Ishmael Ford | Posted 07.14.2013 | Religion
James Ishmael Ford

Yunyan asked Daowu, "How does the Bodhisattva Guanyin use those many hands and eyes?" Daowu answered, "It is like someone in the middle of the night reaching behind her head for the pillow."

A Tale Of Two Scriptures: The American Book Of Mormon And The Tibetan Book Of The Dead

Donald S. Lopez, Jr. | Posted 04.01.2012 | Religion
Donald S. Lopez, Jr.

It should not be surprising that what we know about the historical origins of a holy scripture differs in important ways from its creation myth. The further removed those origins are from the present, the thicker the impression of sanctity becomes.