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The Challenge of Enlightenment

Now, Here, the New Dharma Wheel Turns

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Okawa book Club
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E59: Freeing Yourself from Ignorance ("The Challenge of Enlightenment" - Chapter 2)

Okawa book Club
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E58: Discussion on "The Challenge of Enlightenment" - Chapter 1

The most comprehensive and essential Buddhist book which makes it easier to practice in today's life.

From Afterword for Part One

This is the essential spirit of Buddha that transcends the differences between sects and schools and between Hirayama and Mahayana.

Buddhist literature includes an enormous amount of work that has been added to by generations of Buddha's disciples during the last two thousand and several hundred years, so it is difficult to discover the basic philosophy of Buddha from modern Buddhist studies. In contrast, if you read this book very carefully, I am sure you will find that what is written here is none other than the explanation of Buddhism taught by Buddha himself.

Buddha's Law is vast; like a great ocean, the is no end. Seawater tastes salty regardless of where you scoop it from; in the same way, although the Law I preach is boundless, it will always give you a taste of enlightenment no matter which part you choose to learn. Enlightenment as deep and wide as the ocean can nurture countless living creatures and give them ease.

Ryuho Okawa
Master & CEO of Happy Science Group
June 1993

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