Wednesday, 26 October 2016

Buddha Nature.


'Buddha Nature: the nature of mind, the potential in everyone to achieve buddhahood.'

-- Quoted from 'The Way Things Are' by Lama Ole Nydahl.

A commentary to Diamond Sutra's part.

'Enlightenment really consists of recognizing the Buddha nature that is within us already.

Our true nature is our true self. It's the self that is one with everything and realizes that fact. It's the self that is fully enlightened and perfect. In reality it's who we are right now, even if we don't realize it. It's not some goal to be achieved - each and every one of us is fully enlightened already. We just have to awaken to that fact. We just have to conquer the delusions that prevent us from realizing the fundamental truth of our being. It's not an easy goal, but there are special methods and practices that are designed to help us on the path. Few choose to be on the path and many give up.

When we have enlightening experiences that help us start to recognize our true nature, they help us to stay motivated to remain on the path. As long as we don't forget and become deluded again, the motivation will remain present.

Buddha nature is a key concept in Mahayana and Vajrayana Buddhism. It simply means that we are all enlightened already. It's because we are suffering from delusion that we don't realize it. We don't think of enlightenment as something to be achieved, like a trophy. If we contemplate this deeply, it's very significant.'

-- Quoted from 'The Diamond Perfection of Wisdom Sutra' by Daniel Scharpenburg.
  it's only a part of commentary to Buddha's words.
  'The Diamond Sutra' is a Buddhist text from 'Prajñāpāramitā' or 'Perfection of Wisdom' collection.

Additional comments.

'The Diamond Sutra is one of most well known and beloved Mahayana Buddhist texts. It is said that hearing just a few lines from it can stir the seed of Enlightenment that is within us.'

-- Quoted from 'The Diamond Perfection of Wisdom Sutra' by Daniel Scharpenburg.

Vajrayana Buddhism - The Diamond Way - uses 'All Tools in Action', including Mahayana Buddhism's methods.

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