All Buddhas are One Buddha

manybuddhas3The Avatamsaka Sutra boldly declares: “All Buddhas are One Buddha.” The Primordial Buddha (dharmakaya) manifests countless glorious Forms (sambhogakaya) and material Forms (nirmanakaya), according to the place, time, and circumstance of sentient beings.  

However, this does not imply that such diverse Forms are generically identical. Absence of duality is not synonymous with identity. The Buddhas and Great Bodhisattvas are not identical in manifestation, and not different in essence. 

Every act of a Buddha or Great Bodhisattva is imbued with irresistible power. The diverse Forms of the Buddha are, therefore, real and permanent.

About Tashi Nyima

I am a Dharma student, and aspire to be a companion on the path. I trust that these texts can offer a general approach and basic tools for practicing the Buddha's way to enlightenment. ||| Soy un estudiante del Dharma, y aspiro a ser un compañero en el sendero. Espero que estos textos ofrezcan a algunos un mapa general y herramientas básicas para la práctica del sendero a la iluminación que nos ofrece el Buda.
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