Our very nature is Buddha, and apart from this nature there is no other Buddha.
-The Sutra of Hui Neng
James's comment: This is exactly what I think of when ever I bow to a Buddha statue, picture or fellow being. I see the Buddha nature in everyone and everything and that has opened up a lot of peace and liberation. There are a lot of people who think/see the Buddha as a "God" as many Buddhists bow to these statues. However, the Buddha representations reflect our Buddha nature so that when we bow to the Buddha statue then we are acknowledging, respecting and bowing to that true nature. This allows us to cut through all the guilt, fear, duality and self-hatred to be reminded of our rightful presence.
-Peace to all beings-
Tuesday, January 31, 2006
Posted by They call him James Ure at 9:04 AM