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By renouncing samsara, we renounce our habitual grasping, unhappy minds. And by renouncing samsara, we embrace our potential for enlightenment.
Every time a problem arises, the essential thing is to immediately become aware that the problem comes from our selfish mind, that it is created by self-cherishing...
Although you may understand the explanations, if you are still suffering because of problems, you clearly do not understand the true nature of your mind,...
Men of affairs who are in positions of wealth and rank yet are not trapped by wealth and rank, and are also able to break through the iron face of the...
Every reality is eternal, every essence is as is: just don't seek outwardly. If you have a great root of faith, the buddhas are just states of your own...
When you turn upward, Buddhas and devils appear without a trace; mountains and seas vanish. When you turn downward, clerics are clerics, lay folk are...
Zen is not thought, the path has no achievement; yet if not thought it is not Zen, and without achievement, it is not the path. At this point, where do...
Those who would learn Buddhahood should just break through the seeds of karma by means of the power of great devotion, then recognize cause and effect...
Let go of body and mind, until you reach a state of great rest, like letting go over a cliff ten miles high, being like open space. And don't produce...
Nothing is born, nothing is destroyed. Away with your dualism, your likes and dislikes. Every single thing is just the One Mind. When you have perceived...
You have always been one with the Buddha, so do not pretend you can ATTAIN to this oneness by various practices.
If you can only rid yourselves of conceptual thought, you will have accomplished everything.
Men are afraid to forget their minds, fearing to fall through the Void with nothing to stay their fall. They do not know that the Void is not really void,...
Where there is great hatred, are the fetters of hell. Where there is great avarice, are the fetters of the tortured spirits. Where there is great ignorance,...
Don’t be discriminatory, don’t keep a grasping and rejecting attitude. For this reason it is said, “Truth has no comparison, because it is not relative...
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