Q. Why do sentient beings have poor behaviour?

A. It’s not because sentient beings have poor behaviour but because you see their behaviour as poor. That is, you cannot see their behaviour as it is because you are deluded by illusions.

As long as you remain unable to see things as they are, even if the historical Buddha who passed away about 2500 years ago were to come to life, you would not recognise him because his behaviour would appear to be as poor as sentient beings’ behaviour to you. That’s why I always say that the Buddha is not enlightened until you are.

©Boo Ahm

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