All beings are by nature Buddha, as ice by nature is water. Apart from water there is no ice; apart from beings, no Buddha. – Hakuin Zenji, “Song of Zazen”
I love this quote. I love it so much, I need to share it.
I wrote numerous times about us all being born as Buddhists. Do you remember? Now, all beings are Buddha! All ice is made of water, but not each water is ice. But only water can transform into water.
Apart from beings, no one can be a Buddha. All Buddha are beings.
And, don’t all beings have a chance to be Buddha? Very enlightening, isn’t it?
Have a fantastic day!
Love and Kindness,