All Beings Are in the Process of Becoming Buddhas

“All beings are intrinsically Buddha,” as Hakuin said, means that all sentient beings are endowed with the wisdom and virtuous power of the Buddha and are, without exception, gradually advancing along the path of liberation. It is inevitable that all human beings will perfectly realize their essential nature.

In times like these where anger, greed, and delusion seem to have total sway over people’s consciousness, it is quite a reach to feel sincerely that all beings are in the process of becoming buddhas. The ultimate stretch of our faith in the Way is just this. However, the process is right in our own laps.

The Daily Zen Teisho
The Daily Zen Teisho
All Beings Are in the Process of Becoming Buddhas
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