Manifestation & Perfection

Image result for mind seal of the buddhasUnderstanding the Pure Land teaching is all a matter of comprehending that Amideva (Amitabha Buddha) is precisely our own Buddha Nature, our Original Mind. If we mistakenly refer to the Buddha as “other”, we would fall into one form of delusive view. If we were to overemphasize our own inherent Buddha, this would be another form of delusive view. Both are wrong.

Through our invoking the Buddha Name both at the phenomenal level and at the level of inner truth (noumenal), Amideva and his retinue of saints appear before us: this is our inherent True Nature becoming manifest. Also, we are born in the Pure Land, see Amitabha, and hear his teaching: this is perfecting the body of wisdom (dharmakaya) of our True Nature.

This is not awakening through something other than ourselves.

—Patriarch Ou-i

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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