Layman Pang said, “Everyone has a Sutra. However, there is no one who can read it because it is formless, nameless and textless. If you have ‘I’, that is self, you can neither read nor listen to it. If you happen to be able to read it, you will become one with the principle of no birth and no death. Then, you don’t have to follow Bodhisattvas and don’t have to try to become the Buddha.”
Student: “Why don’t I have to try to become the Buddha?”
Master: “Because trying to become the Buddha is forsaking Him.”
No Buddha is the Buddha.
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