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    This Very Body the Buddha




    This Very Body the Buddha


    CHAPTER 1

    The Lion’s Roar
    11 December 1977 am in Buddha Hall


    ALL BEINGS ARE FROM THE VERY BEGINNING BUDDHA.
    IT IS LIKE WATER AND ICE:
    APART FROM WATER, NO ICE,
    OUTSIDE LIVING BEINGS, NO BUDDHAS.
    NOT KNOWING IT IS NEAR, THEY SEEK IT AFAR.
    WHAT A PITY!
    IT IS LIKE ONE IN THE WATER WHO CRIES OUT FOR THIRST;
    IT IS LIKE THE CHILD OF A RICH HOUSE
    WHO HAS STRAYED AWAY AMONG THE POOR.
    THE CAUSE OF OUR CIRCLING THROUGH THE SIX WORLDS
    IS THAT WE ARE ON THE DARK PATHS OF IGNORANCE.
    DARK PATH UPON DARK PATH TREADING,
    WHEN SHALL WE ESCAPE FROM BIRTH-AND-DEATH?
    THE ZEN MEDITATION OF THE MAHAYANA
    IS BEYOND ALL OUR PRAISE.
    GIVING AND MORALITY AND THE OTHER PERFECTIONS,
    TAKING OF THE NAME, REPENTANCE, DISCIPLINE,
    AND THE MANY OTHER RIGHT ACTIONS,
    ALL COME BACK TO THE PRACTICE OF MEDITATION.
    BY THE MERIT OF A SINGLE SITTING
    HE DESTROYS INNUMERABLE ACCUMULATED SINS.
    HOW SHOULD THERE BE WRONG PATHS FOR HIM?

    MY BELOVED ONES: I love you. Love is my message – let it be your message too. Love is my
    color and my climate. To me, love is the only religion. All else is just rubbish, all else is nothing but
    mind-churning dreams. Love is the only substantial thing in life, all else is illusion. Let love grow in
    you and God will be growing on its own accord. If you miss love you will miss God and all.

    There is no way to God without love. God can be forgotten – if love is remembered, God will happen
    as a consequence. It happens as a consequence. It is the fragrance of love and nothing else. In
    fact there is no God but only godliness. There is no person like God anywhere. Drop all childish
    attitudes, don’t go on searching for a father. Divineness is, God is not. When I say divineness is, I
    mean whatsoever is, is full of God. The green of the trees, and the red and the golden – all is divine.

    This crow crying, and a bird on the wing. and a child giggling, and a dog barking – all is divine.
    Nothing else exists.

    The moment you ask ’Where is God?’ you have raised a wrong question. Because God cannot
    be indicated anywhere. He is not in a particular direction, He is not a particular thing, He is not a
    particular being. God is universality. Ask where God is not, then you have asked the right question.
    But for that right question you will have to prepare the soil of your heart. That’s what I mean by love
    – preparing the soil of your heart. If you are full of love, the world is full of God – they go parallel,
    they are part of one symphony.

    God is the echo from the universe. When you are in love, the echo is there. When you are not in
    love, how can there be an echo? It is only you who are reflected again and again in millions of ways,
    it is you who are thrown back to yourself again and again. If you are in love, God is. If you are not in
    love, then what to say about God? – even you are not.

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