Embracing all; this is Buddha
無事是貴人 buji kore kinin


“Buji” usually means “safe” in Japanese. In this zen phrase, however, buji has the meaning of being able to address both safe and dangerous events. “Kijin” usually denotes a person of elite social status. However, in Buddhism it is sometimes used as a synonym for “Buddha”. Just what sort of person is Buddha is a central concern in Buddhism. This is what the phrase addresses. Be it a time of happiness or unhappiness, through good and bad, a “buji” person equally accepts and embraces all that meets them on their path through life. They are awaken to the fact that all is pure flow of nature and do not attach themselves or dwell on any experience.


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