all beings have buddha nature

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From a 1994 interview of Hoitsu Suzuki by David Chadwick. Translated from the Japanese by Fred Harriman.

All beings have buddha nature and all life is precious. We are nurturing Buddha's children and we should do so with Buddha's compassionate mind. We shouldn't see some as sharp and others as dull. By treating all children without discrimination, we enable them to see all beings as equal. We should perceive things with our fundamental eye, not only with the consciousness that makes the distinctions of daily life. That is the eye of wisdom—to appreciate things and people "as they are" and live our lives ... Read Transcript (this version is updated and corrected at times. Any other transcripts below are not).


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