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Saturday, March 18, 2023

Two Sides

Nirmanakaya Buddha is more concrete, not abstract. Dharmakaya Buddha is more abstract—buddha as truth. Buddha before he takes various forms is Dharmakaya Buddha. But Nirmanakaya Buddha may be various beings which have form and color. So, this bodhisattva has two sides: He is universal buddha as a Dharmakaya Buddha, and also Nirmanakaya Buddha as a more concrete buddha which has form and color.
—Excerpt from Shunryu Suzuki lecture - 68-01-11B - as found on edited by PF. Go to or for links to the full Shunryu Suzuki lecture and the source of the photo.