December 18th, 2012
What is Buddha Nature? We all have it. Is it similar to the inner Christ? For me, my Buddha Nature allows me to be a kind person, looking out for others. As a martial artist I think that it is important to keep this in top of mind.
A couple of years ago I was at a party and a friend told another person there that I was a martial artist. This other person asked if I could kick his ass, to which I replied: “I don’t know. Maybe, maybe not. But it does not matter at all to me. What does matter is that I know that if someone were to attack you or anyone else here I would be willing to give my life to protect you.” Is this Buddha Nature? To a Samurai or a Chinese warrior that lived wu de (martial morality) it would be.
What is your Buddha Nature?