Consider the outlaw Jesse James who, for a moment, tapped into his Buddha nature. While on the run and in hiding from the law, James and his gang sought food and rest at a remote farmhouse. The woman who lived there greeted the men warmly, responding to their request for food and a time to rest safely. As she prepared the meal for them, she apologized for her meager resources explaining she was recently widowed, had no income and was unable to keep up with the farm mortgage. In fact, a banker was on his way to foreclose on her farm unless she could give him the $1,400 she owed.
James had with him a sack full of money from one of his raids. He gave the astonished woman $1,400 she needed to pay off the debt instructing her, “Be sure you get a receipt when you pay the banker.” As James and his gang prepared to leave, he reminded the widow once again, “Be sure to get a receipt when you pay the banker.”
A short time later, the banker arrived at the widow’s farm looking grim and unhappy to be foreclosing on her. When he emerged from the house, the banker looked relieved because the woman was able to pay off the debt. As he rode off the property, Jesse James and the gang stopped him, recovered their $1,400 and rode off.
Here's the application: Don’t let some flaws and failures prevent you from tapping into and acting on your innate Buddha nature.