Our buddha heart contains certain qualities, which we could call our true buddha genes. We all possess these particular buddha genes. Isn’t it strange to say that the mind has genes? But it turns out to be true. These buddha genes have two characteristics: They are able to see through and not be afraid of the reality of the phenomenal world. Second, these genes also contain gentleness; they are ever so loving, which goes beyond just being kind. They are extremely tender and absolutely free from any form of aggression. They are so soft and kind.
from the book The Heart of the Buddha: Entering the Tibetan Buddhist Path
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Further quotes from the book The Heart of the Buddha:
- Acknowledging our fixations
- Shedding our covers
- Now that is happening
- We put lids on ourselves
- Nothing to blame
- Giving the giver
- To trust completely and let go
- Supreme Example
- Freedom from egohood
- Looking at Who We Are
- Vajra nature