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The Mandala of the Five Buddhas - Talk 9 - Amitabha and the Phoenix

by Vessantara

Ninth talk of Padmaloka's 2012 Winter Retreat. Amitabha's emphasis is on meditation and his wisdom is that of discrimination, he is also associated with spiritual death. How do all these associations come together ? One point of connection is the Bodhicitta. The reorientation of self and a letting go which allows for something vaster and more beautiful to inform our lives. In the first place, this might be expressed through being more empathic and compassionate to others.

The fires that can consume our old selves also release a new potential, the image of the phoenix evokes this transformation.

This talk is part of the series The Mandala of the Five Buddhas.

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