This Very Mind

Daibai asked Baso, "What is Buddha?" Baso said, "This mind is Buddha."

The answer to this very simple, natural question can be anything. The important thing is not to attach to the words but to understand what the words point to. Everyone presupposes that a Buddha is perfect, noble, sacred, and enlightened. Bu a Buddha is not such a god-like being, standing apart from everyday life. Buddha-nature is pure, but at the same time it manifests itself in all - even vulgar - things.


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