Saturday, May 30, 2015

A Unique Encounter With Buddha

The very act of respectfully meeting and serving is the buddha. This is in accordance with the notion of the enactment-buddha (gyobutsu), wherein enactment and buddha are one.

Hee-Jin Kim, Flowers of Emptiness, p.66


From the Buddhist perspective of reality each and every particular thing, being, and event is a manifest form of the whole universe, an actual expression of Buddha. Every particular phenomenon is a unique, individual appearance of the myriad phenomena that constitute the mind alone. In short, each thing, being, and event we encounter is a unique encounter with Buddha – total existence-time as it is here-now.

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