After Generations Of Nobility, Temporarily Fallen Into Poverty
Buddha nature. Story about Uncle Mi and Dongshan discussing a rabbit crossing the road.Lotus Sutra story about the destitute child. Enlightenment and delusion. Human agency (or training) and awakening. Enlightenment is always present although we do not know it. We are born into the Buddha family but we don’t know it and we can’t know it via human agency. What kind of effort is necessary? In Dongshans school, we need do training to understand that this is our nature but thinking we will get something or get better out of training is a mistake. Training can help us understand that.