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Chih-men was asked, "What is my self?" He replied, "Who is asking?" The questioner said, "Please help me more." Chih-men said, "The robber is a coward...
When Ts'ao-shan left Tung-shan, Tung-shan asked him, "Where are you going?" Ts'ao-shan said, "To an unchanging place." Tung-shan retorted, "If it is an...
Your true nature is something never lost to you even in moments of delusion, nor is it gained at the moment of Enlightenment. It is the Nature of the...
How could it be permissible to form a cult, gather followers and cronies, dash off writings, and toil in pursuit of objects for love of honor and advantage?
Remember the clear light, the pure clear white light from which everything in the universe comes, to which everything in the universe returns; the original...
There are thousands upon thousands of students who have practiced meditation and obtained its fruits. Do not doubt its possibilities because of the simplicity...
Zen meditation is not physical culture, nor is it a method to gain something material. It is peacefulness and blessedness itself. It is the actualization...
Everywhere clinging to pleasure is destroyed, the great dark is torn apart, and Death, you too are destroyed.
With a free mind, In no debt, Enjoy what has been given to you.
Get rid of the tendency to judge yourself above, below, or equal to others. A nun who has self-possession and integrity will find the peace that nourishes...
"'I am breathing in and making my whole body calm and at peace. I am breathing out and making my whole body calm and at peace.' This is how one practices."
Form is suffering. The cause and condition for the arising of form is also suffering. As form has originated from what is suffering, how could it be happiness?
From the time there appears in this world one who has seen the truth, a fully awakened one, blessed by the truth, abounding in happiness, a teacher of...
"I am breathing in and liberating my mind. I am breathing out and liberating my mind." One practices like this.
The more compassionate you are, the more generous you can be. The more generous you are, the more loving-friendliness you cultivate to help the world.
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