April 24th, 2020

And how do you know your mind is originally pure? The shastras say, “Within the body of every being is their adamantine Buddha nature. Like the sun, it fills the world with its perfect light. But because it’s covered by the dark clouds of the Five skandhas (Form, Sensation, Perception, Memory, and Consciousness), it can’t shine forth, like a lamp inside a jar.”

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