It is not a Buddha anywhere else.

sakya_8bWhen the root of duality ―dualistic clinging, dualistic perceptions, deluded perceptions– is severed, all the leaves, the branches, and even the tree trunk of samsara naturally wither on their own and topple in their own time. Then this great spreading tree of samsara, of duality, of worldliness, of conditioned being, does not need to be chopped down: it is already as if dead. We can relax; done is what had to be done, as the Buddha sang.

This is the whole point of the Dharma, of spiritual awakening, of Buddhahood; this is its ultimate evolution or unfolding. If we aspire to experience such an awakening, there is nothing else to do except recognize the true nature of our primordial awareness, our own essential being, our own birthright, which is within. This is the intrinsic nature of our own heart-mind, also known as bodhichitta or mind of enlightenment. It is our own being, our own nature, this renowned Buddha Nature. It is not a Buddha anywhere else.

―Nyoshul Khen Rinpoche

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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