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November 29, 2011

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"The belief that samsara will eventually turn into nirvana, just as a ball of string eventually unwinds itself when going downhill, is a belief that is not found in Buddhism—in fact, it goes against Buddhism."

"Strive on! Strive on! Sentient beings must save themselves; the Buddhas cannot do it for them. If they could, since there have already been Buddhas as numerous as grains of dust, every single being must by now have been saved; then how is it that you and I are still being tossed upon the waves of life and death instead of having become Buddhas? Do please realize that sentient beings have to save themselves and that the Buddhas cannot do it for them. Strive on! Strive on! Do it for yourselves."
(Hui Hai)

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