Dharma discussion on Saturday 23 July 2016 (1)
Thay explained that Buddha images and statues serve the function of a mirror, reflecting our true nature (also known as Buddha nature, true self, true mind). All along, our true nature has been obscured by our false-thinking mind. Rooted in greed, anger and ignorance, our false-thinking mind has brought pain, worry, anxiety, hatred, etc, into our lives. Thien (Zen) meditation helps us progress towards awakening from forgetfulness and realising our true nature.
Namo Shakyamunaye Buddhaya