August 03rd, 2023
Master Chinul (1158-1210)
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.