No Ice Without Water

02007-08-31 | Buddhism, Philosophy | 1 comment

All sentient beings are essentially Buddhas.

As with water and ice, there is no ice without water;

apart from sentient beings, there are no Buddhas.

Not knowing how close the truth is,

we seek it far away – what a pity!

– Hakuin Ekaku Zenji

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1 Comment

  1. Will

    nice! The last two lines are very good.

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