The Buddha, The Dharma, The Sangha

"Spiritual powers and their wondrous functioning--hauling water and carrying firewood." --Layman Pang, upon his realization

Monday, June 22, 2015

Summer Solstice Buddha

Once a man who practiced Ch'an asked the Master, "It is said that mind is identical with the Buddha, but which of these is really the Buddha?"

A:  "What do you suppose is not the Buddha?  Point it out to me."

As there was no answer, the Master added, "If you comprehend the mind, the Buddha is omnipresent to you; but, it you do not awaken to it, you will remain astray and distant from him forever."

--Hui Hai, (720-814)
from Tsung Ching Record of Hui Hai

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