All Buddhas, without exception, confirm Their having realized the state of
enlightenment by demonstrating Their ability to directly Transmit the wondrous
Dharma. As embodiments of the Truth, They have employed an unsurpassed,
inconceivably marvelous method which functions effortlessly. It is simply this
method that Buddhas impart to Buddhas, without deviation or distortion, and Their
meditative state of delight in the Truth is its standard and measure. As They take
pleasure wherever They go to spiritually aid others while in such a state, They treat
this method of Theirs—namely, the practice of seated meditation—as the proper
and most straightforward Gate for entering the Way.
People are already abundantly endowed with the Dharma in every part of
their being, but until they do the training, It will not emerge. And unless they
personally confirm It for themselves, there is no way for them to realize what It is.
But when they give It out to others, It keeps filling their hands to overflowing for,
indeed, It makes no distinction between ‘for the one’ and ‘for the many’. When
they give voice to It, It flows forth from their mouths like a tide, limitless in Its
breadth and depth. All Buddhas continually dwell within this state, with None
holding onto any of Their thoughts or perceptions, regardless of whatever may
arise, whereas the great mass of sentient beings perpetually make use of what is
within this state, but without their being fully awake to any situation.