Zen Koan - Buddha statue

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Zen Koan - Buddha statue

Post by anjali » Fri Mar 08, 2019 9:56 pm


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Re: Zen Koan - Buddha statue

Post by well wisher » Mon Mar 18, 2019 1:16 pm

Very interesting video! I believe this video's message fits this quote I found on another website:
Source: http://www.pbs.org/thebuddha/blog/2010/ ... ha-nature/
The Dalai Lama: "On Buddha Nature"
Every sentient being—even insects—have Buddha nature. The seed of Buddha means consciousness, the cognitive power—the seed of enlightenment. That’s from Buddha’s viewpoint.
Source: https://www.azquotes.com/quote/669193
You are your own master, you make your own future. Therefore discipline yourself as a horse-dealer trains a thoroughbred
- Gautama Buddha
My opinion: Indeed, all sentient beings, including all of us humans, do have innate seeds of the Buddha / Thata-gatha. We just need to work to cultivate it, via Buddhist practices and methods.

Some contrasting points though, from some other Theravada-related websites below, which I also found make some sense, like in the applied form of heart-sutra and profound emptiness:

https://tricycle.org/trikedaily/true-or ... dha-nature
https://www.accesstoinsight.org/lib/aut ... ature.html - Freedom From Buddha Nature - by Thanissaro Bhikkhu

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