Glossary

Dukkha

Typically Dukkha is translated as “suffering”, which is an inadequate translation. In the tradition of The Eternal Fishnu, Dukkha refers to the mechanism of suffering, and that is the pitifully inadequate model of the Universe we call our brains.

Hannya Shin Gyo

The Heart Sutra. “Heart” as in “the essence of” Buddhism.

English translation by Thich Nhat Hanh.

Lunar Bodhi Day

The Lunar Bodhi day is the 8th day of the 12th moon of the Chinese New Year calendar.

Morning Star Mantra

Nobo Akyasha Kyarabaya Om Arikya Maribori Sowaka.

The founder of Shingon Buddhism, Kobo Daishi, chanted this a million times and reached enlightenment. Like Siddhartha Gautama, he awoke from his meditation to the Venus as the Morning Star.