June 16th, 2021

This mind is the Buddha; the Buddha is the sentient being. When it is a sentient being, the mind is not lessened; and when it is one of the Buddhas, the mind is not increased. And as for the six perfections and the myriad practices, and the types of merit as numerous as the sands of the Ganges River—every sentient being is fundamentally sufficient in these and requires no further cultivation. If the conditions occur, then give forth one's spiritual charity; when the conditions cease then be silent.

Huang Po (857)