but that your true nature was Buddhahood; would you feel inclined to take interest in that idea? We are not condemned to hell but, instead, are filled with wisdom, bliss and eternity. Buddha nature is the great Tao that pervades the universe and we are one with it. Read the Lotus Sutra to really begin to know the true self…. Chant NAM MYOHO RENGE KYO and be happy and enlightened….