The Essential Scripture...


The Essential Scriptures of the Buddha and Patriarchs

Secrets on Cultivating the Mind

Section 3

All the buddhas of the past were merely persons who understood their minds. All the saints and sages of the present are likewise merely persons who have cultivated their minds. All religious cultivators in the future will rely on this dharma as well. I hope all of you who cultivate the path will never search outside. “The nature of the mind is untainted; it is originally consummate and complete in and of itself. If you will only leave behind false conditioning, you will be a ‘such-like’ buddha [viz., the dharmakāya buddha].”