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Thursday, 4 July 2013

BODHIDHARMA quotes

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

2. The essence of the Way is detachment.

3. As long as you're enthralled by a lifeless form, you're not free.

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

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

6. Not creating delusions is enlightenment.

7. To find a Buddha all you have to do is see your nature.

8. All phenomena are empty.

9. The mind is the Buddha, and the Buddha is the mind.

10. If your mind is pure, all buddha-lands are pure.

11. Delusion means mortality. And awareness means Buddhahood.

12. Buddhas move freely through birth and death, appearing and disappearing at will.

13. Those who remain unmoved by the wind of joy silently follow the Path.

14. Once you see your nature, sex is basically immaterial.

15. Neither gods nor men can foresee when an evil deed will bear its fruit.

16. To see nothing is to perceive the Way, and to understand nothing is to know the Dharma, because seeing is neither seeing nor not seeing and because understanding is neither understanding nor not understanding.

17. If you use your mind to look for a Buddha, you won't see the Buddha.

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

19. Not suffering another existence is reaching the Way.

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