Three aspects of the Tathagatagarbha with Thubten Chodron
Within the realm of Buddhist philosophy, the teachings of the Buddha are not confined to esoteric doctrines and spiritual ideals but are, in fact, deeply rooted in profound insights into the nature of existence and the human condition.
The series delves into the complex but spiritually rewarding concepts that form the bedrock of Buddhist thought.
It challenges the notion of inherent evil in individuals and invites us to explore the potential for transformation and enlightenment within each living being.
This exploration is guided by three compelling reasons core to the Tathāgatagarbha, each shedding light on the Buddha nature inherent in all:
- The pervasive nature of the Buddha’s bodies, enabling all beings to connect with the awakening activities of the Buddhas.
- The shared quality of emptiness, revealing the undifferentiated nature of the minds of Buddhas and sentient beings, erasing the boundaries that may separate them.
- The presence of a transforming Buddha nature within sentient beings, capable of developing into the three Buddha bodies, representing the zenith of spiritual achievement.