Sunday, May 23, 2010

Demons and Buddhas

Muso Kokushi wrote:
Aversion or fear of demonic states is itself a demonic state. If you have emotional attachment to the appearances of the state of Buddhahood, then it is actually a demonic state. If you are unconcerned by the appearances of demonic states, then they are the realm of Buddhahood.
True practitioners of Buddhism are not emotionally attached to the realm of Buddhahood and do not fear the realms of demons. If you work in this way... obstructions will vanish of themselves.
~ from Dream Conversations, translated by Thomas Cleary

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