Thursday, January 03, 2008

Daily Dharma: How Does One Be a Buddha?

Today's Daily Dharma from Tricycle:

How does one be a buddha?

There is a simple way to become a buddha: When you refrain from unwholesome action, are not attached to birth and death, and are compassionate toward all sentient beings, respectful to seniors and kind to juniors, not excluding or desiring anything, with no designing thoughts or worries, you will be called a buddha. Do not seek anything else.

~ Zen Master Dogen, Moon in a Dewdrop, edited by Kazuaki Tanahashi; from Everyday Mind, a Tricycle book edited by Jean Smith.

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