The Scripture of the Fo...

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The Scripture of the Founding Master

Chapter Eight: Buddhahood

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The Founding Master said, “The capacities of sentient beings are limited, so that if they acquire things they did not have before or learn something they did not know before, they can even endanger their own lives by becoming overly complacent or acting rashly. However, the capacities of the buddhas and bodhisattvas are limitless, so that even if they have something, nothing is added, and even if they have nothing, nothing is subtracted. Thus, what their households have or don’t have cannot be easily seen. Hence, they safely secure what they have and comfortably preserve their lives.”