"The mind of the sentient being is like a mirror. Just as a mirror cannot reflect images if it is coated with dirt, so the Dharmakaya cannot appear in the mind of the sentient being if it is coated with the dirt"
"Yet we can go even further than Shelley. If a sentient being is like a
wind harp, and if, moreover, sensation and thinking are ontologically similar to one another, then we can invert the image. Wind harps are like sentient beings."
"A Sentient being
is like a Christmas tree
What adorns him/her are this virtues
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