thank you...the piece is beautiful..unfortunately for me i read into it ,a sort of creationist thing...like all things come from the Hand of God ...but without an all powerful sentient being making it all up like the Abrahamic God...dharmagoat wrote:Here is the best discussion of Buddha nature from a Zen perspective that I was able to find:Minobu wrote:why can't someone please just explain Buddha nature in terms that is simple.
Some seem to imply they know something everyone else does not know and go on in debate whilst implying they know..without ever really even trying to explain it.
It makes no sense to do this sort of thing.
http://www.patheos.com/blogs/myjourneyo ... ha-nature/
Describing the experience of Buddha nature, except perhaps for the purpose of introducing it as a concept, is ultimately a meaningless exercise. Buddha nature bears its fruit when we each experience it for ourselves. All the traditions of the Buddhadharma are replete with methods to realise the Buddha qualities inherent within all of us. Online our limited and precious time is best spent describing and discussing (within our tradition of choice) these time-tested methods that have been kept alive for millenia and now generously handed down to us.
more of a Pantheist view that Alan Watts mixes with Buddhism ..
i want to believe in this pure primordial source from which everything arises and turns into a sunyata thing ...all things being seen from the view of Sunyata....but then it would not be a sunyata thing..for it would be a primordial source...so....i thank you for that....but lately a lot of what is being said is none other than another way of discussing some source that all things come from...
i just do not know and am wary...very wary