Sit-a-Long with Taigu: What is a Buddha?

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First and foremost, let's remember that to make a Buddha, we sit upon the cushion or something like it, making the mind seal real and visible, beyond good or bad, high or low, this life or the next. This is our way to manifest a living Buddha. We sit. And out of this, we may see every situation of our life as a Buddha: each moment, sentient beings (and in this, everything is seen as sentient) come and knock at our door: rain or sun, blue sky or clouds, people, work, streets or lanes, noise or silence, carved in countless forms the Buddha's body manifests itself. We meet people and things without being attached, releasing every moment into the next and not looking back. So living Buddhas don't look like what we would imagine them to be like, they are dressed up in the ordinary.

They are the ordinary itself. 

Today's Sit-A-Long video follows. Remember: recording ends soon after the beginning bells; a sitting time of 20 to 35 minutes is recommended.

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