Buddhism As Pure Water

a: Buddhism ~
b: pure water

What: "Now think about this. Buddhism is like pure water. Buddha served that pure water to several groups. Some people received it in bottles, others in bowls, others in cups. Different groups received it in different containers. Our traditions - Therevada, Mahayana, and Tibetan - are like these containers. It's human nature to grasp onto the containers, give them labels, as we're doing now. But these are just the containers. We need to try to focus not on the container, but to simply use the container to access the water within. We have to realize that this is just a container. Still, where would the water be if there was no container."

Writer: Not Stated
Date: Nov 22 2011 7:13 PM

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