All Beings Are Born Perfectly Awakened Buddhas – Zen Master Bankei
All beings are born perfectly awakened Buddhas, that pure awareness is converted to the 3 hells. The hungry ghost, the frightened animal and the angry demons.
The world and society cause the pure mind to be transformed into those negative emotions. But your true nature is always pure, is always in an aware and awakened state.
The purity of the spirit gets involved with the conflict of duality and takes on the role of its environment and than starts believing in those roles. They are just masks, masking your true nature. Your true self in Truth.
Namu Amida Butsu…