You Are More Than Just a Sacred Image
The truth is that you are more than a representation. You are more than just a sacred image. You are indeed a living buddha. Every human being is a living buddha. Some of us don’t act like living buddhas, but that’s something we have to accept. That’s okay too. It is the very premise of the Mahayana tradition that every human being is a living buddha in themselves. So, you have the power to not only transform your consciousness, but also the consciousness of others.
Excerpt From Choosing Compassion by Anam Thubten