B3/91 Yui-butsu-yo-butsu



Buddhas Alone, Together With Buddhas

Yui means “only” or “solely,” butsu means “buddha” or “buddhas” and yo means “and” or “together with.” Therefore Yui-butsu-yo-butsu means “buddhas alone, together with buddhas.” Yui-butsu-yo-butsu are very famous words in the Lotus Sutra. The sentence of the Lotus Sutra which includes the words yui-butsu-yo-butsu is “buddhas alone, together with buddhas are directly able to perfectly realize that all dharmas are real form.” In this chapter, Master Dogen explained what buddhas are.