Finding A Buddha

To find a Buddha, you have to see your nature. Whoever sees his nature is a Buddha. If you dont see your nature, invoking Buddhas, reciting sutras, making offerings, and keeping precepts are all useless. Invoking Buddhas results in good karma, reciting sutras results in a good memory; keeping precepts results in a good rebirth, and making offerings results in future blessingsbut no Buddha.... To find a Buddha all you have to do is see your nature. Your nature is the Buddha. And the Buddha is the person whos free: free of plans, free of cares. If you dont see your nature and run around all day looking somewhere else, youll never find a Buddha.

The Zen Teachings of Bodhidharma From Everyday Mind
a Tricycle book edited by Jean Smith

Today Buddhists chant the name of Amitabha, Buddha of Infinite Light, in order to enter His pure realm. All compassionate spiritual effort orients us in this direction. We gratefully remember the love without limits which makes paradise here on earth.

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