Buddha Nature

Screen shot 2010-10-08 at 2.48.10 PMAll sentient beings desire unblemished purity, indisputable identity, uninterrupted bliss, and enduring existence. However, the experience of all beings in this phenomenal world is precisely the opposite: corruption, deception, suffering, and death. If our experience does not support such aspirations, there must be a cause for their arising, as there is no effect without a cause.

Buddha Nature is that cause. It is real and present in all sentient beings, and manifests as the four marks of ultimate reality:

True Purity is the luminous clarity of emptiness, free from subject and object, knower and known, grasper and graspable.

True Self is pristine non-dual nature, endowed with all the qualities of enlightenment.

True Bliss is non-temporal, independent, and non-local delight.

True Permanence is non-referential, spontaneous compassion.

— Tashi Norbu Rinpoche


About Dawa

I am a student of Yoga, Ayurveda, and Dharma. My intention with this blog is to write down all that I have learned along the way, in hopes that you will also find something to be helpful on your path, should you happen to find me. Love & Light!
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