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May all be free from sorrow, and the causes of sorrow, May all never be separated from the sacred happiness which is sorrowless.
Whatever happiness is in the world has arisen from a wish for the welfare of others; whatever misery there is has arisen from indulging selfishness.
No village law, no law of market town, No law of a single house is this— Of all the world and the worlds of gods This only is the Law, that all things...
Pulling up My robes, I draw magic water From the spring and let it surge, To scrub clogs and headcloth. Smokey. Haze breaking over fir and bamboo, Clears...
We walk on frosted ground praising chrysanthemums bordering fields; sit on the edge of the woods waiting for the moon to rise. Not having to be alone...
The experience of studying Zen is like hiding your body in fire: even if you have iron guts and a brass heart, here they will surely melt and flux.
Studying Zen, learning the way, is originally for the sake of birth and death, no other thing. What do I mean by other things? Arousing the mind and stirring...
Why bother with grasping and rejection, purity and defilement, profane and sacred, right and wrong, and so on? Otherwise, it’s all a waste of effort-when...
Do not just memorize sayings, recite words, and discuss Zen and the way based on books. The Zen way is not in books. Even if you can recite the teachings...
If you really want to deal with birth and death, just avoid drifting off under any circumstances, whether you are dressing or eating, attending the calls...
Keep on pondering, and suddenly the flower of mind will bloom with enlightenment, illuminating the whole universe. This can be called getting it in the...
The only foundation stone of practice is renunciation. The only gateway of practice is faith. The only approach to practice is compassion.
Through developing wisdom we can achieve awakening. The Buddhadharma is not about anything else; it is about accomplishing and perfecting one’s own character....
Who wrote this play in which we have to laugh, cry, and exit according to the script? No god can write it, nor can Buddha. Only your own mind can write...
We plant merit with our minds, and we commit crimes with our minds. With our minds, we imprint images. This one mind is like an artist. It can draw anything,...
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