Monday, July 20, 2015

Human Being or Buddha?

‘A Buddha’ is what we call it when enlightenment is manifest by a human being. ‘Enlightenment’ is what we call it when an enlightened being is actualizing enlightened conduct (enlightened thoughts, words, or deeds).

When the supreme state of bodhi is a person, we call it “buddha.” When buddha is in the supreme state of bodhi, we call it “the supreme state of bodhi.

Yui-butsu-yo-butsu, Gudo Nishijima & Mike Cross

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