The Scripture of the Fo...


The Scripture of the Founding Master

Chapter Eight: Buddhahood


The Founding Master said, “Buddhas and bodhisattvas have a Way of being free from hindrances and remaining autonomous regardless of whether they are walking, standing, sitting, reclining, speaking, keeping silent, active, or at rest. Accordingly, they readily know when to be at rest and when to be active; when to become large and when to become small; when to be bright and when to be dark; and when to live and when to die. In this way, no matter what they do or where they are, they do not deviate even slightly from the rules of the dharma.”