The master Bankei's talks were attended not only by Zen students but by persons of all ranks and sects. He never quoted sutras not indulged in scholastic dissertations. Instead, his words were spoken directly from his heart to the hearts of...
When he was still a Bodhisattva, the Buddha himself once said about Nirvana in his Jataka:
"When the fire of lust is extinct, that is Nirvana; When the fire of hatred and infatuation are extinct, that is Nirvana; When pride, false belief and all other passions and torments are extinct, that is Nirvana."
The d.o.m.'s question: Can Nirvana be attained and abided with?
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