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Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Based

According to Bodhidharma, buddha-nature is not something to be attained by practice. For Bodhidharma, our practice is quite independent from various teaching. Our practice is independent from Buddha's teaching. Although we acknowledge, or we accept Buddha's teaching, our practice is not something based on some teaching. Our practice is based on our original nature, buddha-nature.  -------------------------------- Excerpt from Shunryu Suzuki lecture - 68-07-21 as found on shunryusuzuki.com. Edited by DC