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Wednesday, March 27, 2024

All Beings

All sentient beings are Nirmanakaya Buddha. [Laughs] whether or not they realize it, it is actually so, but they do not accept themselves as a Nirmanakaya Buddha, that’s all. For them, they are not, but for us who understand ourselves and others, all of them are Nirmanakaya Buddha, based on Sambhogakaya Buddha and Dharmakaya Buddha.

Barak Obama speaks to a crowd of over 100,000 on October 18, 2008 for links to the source of the photo. Excerpt from Shunryu Suzuki lecture 68-10-00-C as found on, edited by PF. Go to for the Instagram version.