Question:If Every Sentient Being Is Innately a Buddha, How Can They Be Ordinary?

Question:If Every Sentient Being Is Innately a Bud

An analogy used in the sutras is that of gold ore. Before it has been refined, the ore is still not in a form we would call gold, even though the essential content of gold is inside. By analogy, all of us here may have gold content but it has yet to be refined. What is vexation? Vexation is analogous to the impurities mixed with gold in the ore.

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