1. 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

    1. Thank you Marcelo

      As a water-vessel is variously perceived by beings
      Nectar to celestials is for a man plan drinking water
      While to the hungry ghost, it seems a putrid ooze of pus and blood
      Is for the water serpent-spirits and the fish a place in live in
      While it is a space to gods who dwell in the sphere of infinite space.
      So any object, live or dead, within a person or without –
      Differently is seen by beings according to their fruits of kamma.
      ~ The Buddha

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