The unconditioned, natural state of buddhas and its immeasurable phenomena are always equally pure. Therefore, all buddhas are never in transitional states because they are always abiding in indivisible, vajra-wisdom buddhafields. Sentient beings have the same unconditioned purity as buddhas, but through not recognizing the even purity of the reflections of mirrorlike mind, they moved into the uneven, samsaric phenomena of the transitional states.
Thinley Norbu Rinpoche
from the book White Sail: Crossing the Waves of Ocean Mind to the Serene Continent of the Triple Gems
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