The Buddha Nature from “On Mission”

i. Human Beings Are Children of Buddha

You have learned that human beings are the children of Buddha and that Buddha-nature dwells within each person. You also learned that the true nature of people is light and that people are essentially good. The fact that human nature is light and is fundamentally good means that human beings can understand the mind of Buddha.

If you have the prejudice that other people will not understand even if you convey the Truth to them, it means that you do not believe that human beings are the children of Buddha. It means that you do not believe that the true nature of people is light and that they are essentially good. Rather, it means that you believe that there are some people whose true nature is good and other people whose true nature is bad. You would be believing that there are some people whose true nature is light and other people whose true nature is darkness.

However, the teachings of Happy Science are clear. Those of you who have taken refuge in the Three Jewels are daily reciting Words of Truth: The Dharma of the Right Mind, which is in the basic sutra of Happy Science, Buddha’s Teaching: The Dharma of the Right Mind. There is a part in this sutra which expresses that human beings are ultimately good and are beings of light. Not only should you know the words, you also need to deeply understand the meaning.

We are all Bosatsu* of Light

Who convey this message

Light is the only true existence

Love is the only true existence

Truth is the only true existence

This is what is written, and it is the substance of what is known as positive thinking.