I'm taking a class on Buddha Nature with Jiryu, a long time resident and priest at Green Gulch.
Last night was the introduction, we all said our names and what we thought Buddha nature was. Scary!
I said, My name is Austin, and I think Buddha nature is open hearted, radical acceptance, which I regretted saying all night. Then I thought, I SHOULD have said, "Cultivating way seeking mind, letting go of way seeking mind." (Then they'd love me...reallllllllllly love me.)
My wonderful wife, Lulu, said "It's like a star, you can squint your eyes and try and see it, but never really know what it looks like, while all the time, it's right there."
What does everyone else think Buddha nature is?