|Odilon Redon - Cup of Mystery (1890)|
Furthermore, it is irrelevant that Jesus and Gautama were male. Buddha and Christ are gender-neutral terms. They are synonyms, really, for the Clear Light, for SAT (Being) CHIT (Consciousness) ANANDA (Bliss). And as such they apply to both male and female humans.
It is simple awareness and unconditional love that make you a Buddha or a Christ.
Not gender, not supernatural predestination, not the tall tales of those who make their livelihood off the legends.
In this life, each of us is called to realize our own Buddha nature, our own Christ nature, our own true nature. Are you running from your own true nature? Or groping toward it? Are you settling back into it? Or struggling to keep yourself apart from it? Are you straining to avoid the consequences of what you will see if you look unflinching in the mirror of your behavior?
The power of the Buddha is the power of abiding in stillness even as you are consumed with fire. The power of the Christ is the power of moving forward with an open heart even as you are betrayed and forsaken. Nothing more, nothing less.