Gold In The Mud
Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche
“Although buddha nature is present in everyone, we
fail to recognise it. This ignorance is the main cause
for wandering in samsara.
Due to the ignorance of not knowing their own nature,
sentient beings have strayed into confusion, like gold
that has fallen into the mud and is temporary defiled.
Buddhas did not stray into confusion but retained their
‘natural seat’. The difference between buddhas and
sentient beings is the difference between knowing or
not knowing our innate nature.”
(Knowing is unbroken pure awareness.)