Buddha Nature

A Quote by John Daido Loori on buddha, buddha nature, expression, phenomenon, sentient, and universe

Wordless is not the same of expressionless. All phenomenon of the universe, audible and inaudible, tangible and intangible, sentient and insentient, are the clear and ceaseless expression of the buddha nature.

John Daido Loori

Source: The True Dharma Eye: Zen Master Dogen's Three Hundred Koans, Pages: 222

Contributed by: Siona

A Quote by Shinjo Ito on buddha, images, inspirations, kindness, loving, infinite, buddha nature, pray, image, and wish

You may have seen people praying to an image as if it had special power. Perhaps they're wishing for the well-being of their family, for material prosperity, or to recover from illness. But this way of practicing faith only leads to a dead end. Buddha images should serve as inspirations to cultivate the infinite loving kindness latent in the buddha within us.

Shinjo Ito

Source: Shinjo: Reflections, Pages: 125

Contributed by: Meenakshi

A Quote by Shinjo Ito on buddha nature, nurture, reflect, and daily life

To reflect on everything in daily life is to nurture your buddha nature.

Shinjo Ito

Source: Shinjo: Reflections, Pages: 10

Contributed by: Meenakshi

A Quote by Martine Batchelor on faith, meditation, and buddha nature

An act of meditation is actually an act of faith---of faith in your spirit, in your own potential. Faith is the basis of meditation. Not of faith in something outside you---a metaphysical buddha, an unattainable ideal, or someone else's words. The faith is in yourself, in your own 'buddha nature.' You too can be a buddha, an awakened being that lives and responds in a wise, creative, and compassionate way.

Martine Batchelor

Contributed by: Ookami san

A Quote by Takuan Soho on true self, zen, buddha nature, and takuan soho

True Self is the Self that existed before the division of heaven and earth and before one's father and mother were born. This Self is the Self within me, the birds and the beasts, the grasses and the trees and all phenomena. It is excatly what is called 'Buddha Nature". 

This Self has no shape or form, has no birth, has no death. It is not a Self that can be seen with the aid of your present physical eye. Only the (hu)man who has received enlightenment is able to see this. The (hu)man who does see this is said to have seen into her own nature and became a Buddha. It is to use neither thought nor reasoning and to look straight ahead.

Takuan Soho (1573 - ?)

Source: The Unfettered Mind - Writings of the Zen Master to the Sword Master by Takuan Soho (1573-1645), P81 (Translation)

Contributed by: mita

A Quote by Yogi Bhajan on god, love, buddha nature, and divine

If you don't see God in all, you don't see God at all.

Yogi Bhajan

Contributed by: Anastasia

A Quote by Buddha Saying on buddha nature

To Seek Enlightenment, Chop Wood Carry Water, Enlightened, Chop Wood, Carry Water

Buddha Saying

Contributed by: Ajari

A Quote by Maitreya on buddha nature, self, sacred, and no-self

When the fabrications of self and no-self are completely pacified,

There is the sacred self.


Source: Uttaratantra Shastra

Contributed by: Krodhakali Das

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