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By Anonym 15 Sep

Bodhidharma

The mind is the root from which all things grow. If you can understand the mind, everything else is included.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Bodhidharma

To give up yourself without regret is the greatest charity.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Bodhidharma

Worship means reverence and humility it means revering your real self and humbling delusions.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Bodhidharma

Once you stop clinging and let things be, you'll be free, even of birth and death. You'll transform everything.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Bodhidharma

Many roads lead to the Path, but basically there are only two: reason and practice.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Bodhidharma

Regardless of what we do, our karma has no hold on us.

By Anonym 19 Sep

Bodhidharma

The mind is the root from which all things grow if you can understand the mind, everything else is included. It’s like the root of a tree. All a tree’s fruit and flowers, branches and leaves depend on its root. If you nourish its root, a tree multiplies. If you cut its root, it dies. Those who understand the mind reach enlightenment with minimal effort.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Bodhidharma

Delusion means mortality. And awareness means Buddhahood.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Bodhidharma

Not thinking about anything is Zen. Once you know this, walking, sitting, or lying down, everything you do is Zen.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Bodhidharma

I never lost or fail, not yet conquered. If I fall seven times, I get up eight

By Anonym 14 Sep

Bodhidharma

People who don't see their own nature and imagine they can practice thoughtlessness all the time are liars and fools.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Bodhidharma

One clings to life although there is nothing to be called life; another clings to death although there is nothing to be called death. In reality, there is nothing to be born; consequently, there is nothing to perish.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Bodhidharma

If you see your nature, you don't need to read sutras or invoke buddhas. Erudition and knowledge are not only useless but also cloud your awareness. Doctrines are only for pointing to the mind. Once you see your mind, why pay attention to doctrines?

By Anonym 13 Sep

Bodhidharma

But while success and failure depend on conditions, the mind neither waxes nor wanes.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Bodhidharma

A Buddha is someone who finds freedom in good fortune and bad.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Bodhidharma

But when you first embark on the Path, your awareness won't be focused. You're likely to see all sorts of strange, dreamlike scenes. But you shouldn't doubt that all such scenes come from your own mind and nowhere else.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Bodhidharma

But this mind isn't somewhere outside the material body of the four elements. Without this mind we can't move. The body has no awareness. Like a plant or a stone, the body has no nature. So how does it move? It's the mind that moves.

By Anonym 18 Sep

Bodhidharma

People of this world are deluded. They’re always longing for something-always, in a word, seeking. But the wise wake up. They choose reason over custom. They fix their minds on the sublime and let their bodies change with the seasons. All phenomena are empty. They contain nothing worth desiring.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Bodhidharma

Trying to find a buddha or enlightenment is like trying to grab space.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Bodhidharma

I do not need any writing, since I transmit teaching beyond words and ideas.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Bodhidharma

The Way is basically perfect. It doesn't require perfecting. The Way has no form or sound. It's subtle and hard to perceive. It's like when you drink water: you know how hot or cold it is, but you can't tell others.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Bodhidharma

Not creating delusions is enlightenment.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Bodhidharma

All know the way, but few actually walk it.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Bodhidharma

When your mind doesn't stir inside, the world doesn't arise outside. When the world and the mind are both transparent, this is true vision. And such understanding is true understanding.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Bodhidharma

Buddha means awareness, the awareness of body and mind that prevents evil from arising in either.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Bodhidharma

The Dharma is the truth that all natures are pure.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Bodhidharma

The essence of the Way is detachment.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Bodhidharma

All Buddhas preach emptiness. Why? Because they wish to crush the concrete ideas of the students. If a student even clings to an idea of emptiness, he betrays all Buddhas.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Bodhidharma

Leaving behind the false, return to the true: make no discriminations between self and others. In contemplation, one's mind should be stable and unmoving, like a wall.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Bodhidharma

But people of the deepest understanding look within, distracted by nothing. Since a clear mind is the Buddha, they attain the understanding of a Buddha without using the mind.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Bodhidharma

And as long as you're subject to birth and death, you'll never attain enlightenment.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Bodhidharma

The essence of the Way is detachment. And the goal of those who practice is freedom from appearances.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Bodhidharma

The mind's capacity is limitless, and its manifestations are inexhaustible. Seeing forms with your eyes, hearing sounds with your ears, smelling odors with your nose, tasting flavors with your tongue, every movement or state is all your mind.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Bodhidharma

And the Buddha is the person who's free: free of plans, free of cares.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Bodhidharma

Whoever knows that the mind is a fiction and devoid of anything real knows that his own mind neither exists nor doesn't exist.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Bodhidharma

A buddha is someone who finds freedom in good fortune and bad. Such is his power that karma can't hold him. No matter what kind of karma, a buddha transforms it. Heaven and hell are nothing to him. But the awareness of a mortal is dim compared to that of a buddha, who penetrates everything, inside and out.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Bodhidharma

People of this world are deluded. They're always longing for something - always, in a word, seeking.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Bodhidharma

A Buddha doesn’t observe precepts. A Buddha doesn’t do good or evil. A Buddha isn’t energetic or lazy. A Buddha is someone who does nothing, someone who can’t even focus his mind on a Buddha. A Buddha isn’t a Buddha. Don’t think about Buddhas.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Bodhidharma

But deluded people don't realize that their own mind is the Buddha. They keep searching outside.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Bodhidharma

The true Way is sublime. It can't be expressed in language. Of what use are scriptures? But someone who sees his own nature finds the Way, even if he can't read a word.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Bodhidharma

If you know that everything comes from the mind, don't become attached. Once attached, you're unaware. But once you see your own nature, the entire Canon becomes so much prose. It's thousands of sutras and shastras only amount to a clear mind. Understanding comes in midsentence. What good are doctrines? The ultimate Truth is beyond words. Doctrines are words. They're not the Way. The Way is wordless. Words are illusions. . . . Don't cling to appearances, and you'll break through all barriers. . . .

By Anonym 14 Sep

Bodhidharma

Not thinking about anything is zen. Once you know this, walking, standing, sitting, or lying down, everything you do is zen. To know that the mind is empty is to see the buddha.... Using the mind to reality is delusion. Not using the mind to look for reality is awareness. Freeing oneself from words is liberation.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Bodhidharma

The ignorant mind, with its infinite afflictions, passions, and evils, is rooted in the three poisons. Greed, anger, and delusion.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Bodhidharma

Don't hate life and death or love life and death. Keep your every thought free of delusion, and in life you'll witness the beginning of nirvana, and in death you'll experience the assurance of no rebirth.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Bodhidharma

Still others commit all sorts of evil deeds, claiming karma doesn't exist. They erroneously maintain that since everything is empty, committing evil isn't wrong. Such persons fall into a hell of endless darkness with no hope of release. Those who are wise hold no such conception.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Bodhidharma

Life and death are important. Don't suffer them in vain.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Bodhidharma

Everything good and bad comes from your own mind. To find something beyond the mind is impossible.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Bodhidharma

Not suffering another existence is reaching the Way.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Bodhidharma

When mortals are alive, they worry about death. When they're full, they worry about hunger. Theirs is the Great Uncertainty. But sages don't consider the past. And they don't worry about the future. Nor do they cling to the present. And from moment to moment they follow the Way.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Bodhidharma

To enter by reason means to realize the essence through instruction and to believe that all living things share the same true nature, which isn't apparent because it's shrouded by sensation and delusion.