the most important precept

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verbatim transcript, from audio, loud creek. Footnotes restored 11/14/2020. Changed "[tape defective and unclear for 8-12 words]" to "the statement, "everything changes," just to ignore old way of life" 12-29-2020 pf.

As a Buddhist, of course, the most important precept is to-- to believe in Buddha and his teaching and his disciples. Buddha, you know, for us is someone who attained enlightenment-- not only historical Buddha but also Buddha's disciples who attained enlightenment is buddha. And still this is its-- in its narrow sense. In its wider sense, whether we attain enlightenment or not we are buddha-- not only human being but also various beings, animate and inanimate. Even something like stone is buddha, in ... Read Transcript (this version is updated and corrected at times. Any other transcripts below are not).


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