Buddha's Enlightenment

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Thursday, December 8, 1966

Zen Mind, Beginner's Mind, p. 131

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I am very glad to be here the day Buddha was born -- when Buddha attained enlightenment under the Bodhi tree. When he attained enlightenment under the Bodhi tree he said, “It is wonderful to see Buddha nature on everything and in each individual.” What he meant was when we practice Zen -- zazen we have Buddha nature and we are all Buddha himself. By practice he did not mean just to sit under the Bodhi tree or to sit in cross-legged posture. Our cross-legged posture is the basic posture or original ... Read Transcript (this version is updated and corrected at times. Any other transcripts below are not).


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