Dainichi Nyorai and Buddha Nature?

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Dainichi Nyorai and Buddha Nature?

Postby Doko » Tue Feb 26, 2013 4:47 am

Is there a connection between Mahavairocana Buddha and the concept of Buddha Nature? :thinking:

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Re: Dainichi Nyorai and Buddha Nature?

Postby DGA » Tue Feb 26, 2013 2:48 pm

Laws yes.

Here's Dainichi Nyorai (Mahavairocana) describing his own Buddhahood:

“The bodhi-mind (bodhicitta) is its cause, compassion (karuṇā) is its root, and expedient means (upāya) is its culmination.”


Bodhicitta is understood both in the sense of the aspiration for enlightenment, as well as in the sense of one's potential for awakening, or Buddha-nature (relevant to any Dzogchen students reading this).

That's one practical aspect. There are other ways to explain it too. The whole of the Mahavairocana Sutra is here:

http://www.bdkamerica.org/digital/dbet_ ... a_2005.pdf

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Re: Dainichi Nyorai and Buddha Nature?

Postby Doko » Wed Feb 27, 2013 2:20 am

Good looking out Brother.


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