Water & Ice

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All sentient beings are essentially Buddhas.
As with water and ice, there is no ice without water;
apart from sentient beings, there are no Buddhas.

Not knowing how close the truth is,
we seek it far away —
what a pity!

— Hakuin Ekaku Zenji

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