August 03rd, 2023

Q: If Buddha-nature is presently in our bodies, it is not apart from ordinary people. Then why do we not perceive Buddha nature now?

A: It is in your body, but you do not perceive it yourself. At all times you know when you are hungry, you know when you are thirsty, cold or hot; sometimes you get angry, sometimes you are joyful. Ultimately, what is it that does all this? That which can perceive and cognize has to be your Buddha nature.

Master Chinul (1158-1210)