everything itself is buddha

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We say everything has buddha-nature, so we have to treat as a buddha. To say “everything has buddha-nature” is not appropriate, because if I say-- to say-- if I say everything has buddha-nature, then [?] buddha-nature and everything is dualistic. Actually, everything itself is buddha. “Buddha-nature,” we say, but this word is not so appropriate. Buddha-nature, you know-- if I say “buddha-nature,” it looks like we have many nature: human nature, buddha-nature, and nature of animal. But buddha-- by-- ... Read Transcript (this version is updated and corrected at times. Any other transcripts below are not).

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