Wednesday, May 27, 2015

One Mind As All Dharmas, All Dharmas As One Mind

The mind that has been authentically transmitted’ means one mind as all dharmas, and all dharmas as one mind.

Shobogenzo, Soku-shin-ze-butsu, Gudo Nishijima & Mike Cross

‘Buddha’ and ‘one mind’ are not different things – ‘this mind is Buddha,’ and ‘Buddha’ (or ‘this mind’) is ‘all dharmas.’ ‘All dharmas’ is ‘one mind’ (or ‘Buddha’). Further, each and every ‘particular dharma’ is an essential element of ‘all dharmas’ which is ‘Buddha’ (or ‘mind’), and ‘Buddha’ (or ‘mind’) is ‘all dharmas,’ hence ‘Buddha’ (or ‘mind’) is each and every ‘particular dharma.’

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