Bodhidharma - Quotes

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

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

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

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

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

Only one person in a million becomes enlightened without a teacher's help.

Only one person in a million becomes enlightened without a teacher's help.

If you use your mind to study reality, you won't understand either your mind or reality. If you study reality without using your mind, you'll understand both.

If you use your mind to study reality, you won't understand either your mind or reality. If you study reality without using your mind, you'll understand both.

According to the Sutras, evil deeds result in hardships and good deeds result in blessings. ---->>>

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

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

You can't know your real mind as long as you deceive yourself. ---->>>

Freeing oneself from words is liberation. ---->>>

To go from mortal to Buddha, you have to put an end to karma, nurture your awareness, and accept what life brings. ---->>>

Not creating delusions is enlightenment. ---->>>

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

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

To give up yourself without regret is the greatest charity. ---->>>

The essence of the Way is detachment. ---->>>

If we should be blessed by some great reward, such as fame or fortune, it's the fruit of a seed planted by us in the past. ---->>>

As long as you look for a Buddha somewhere else, you'll never see that your own mind is the Buddha. ---->>>

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

Your mind is nirvana. ---->>>

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

Not engaging in ignorance is wisdom. ---->>>

Our nature is the mind. And the mind is our nature. ---->>>

The mind is always present. You just don't see it. ---->>>

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

All the suffering and joy we experience depend on conditions. ---->>>

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

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

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

As mortals, we're ruled by conditions, not by ourselves. ---->>>

The Way is basically perfect. It doesn't require perfecting. ---->>>

To have a body is to suffer. ---->>>

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. ---->>>

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

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

Once you see your nature, sex is basically immaterial. ---->>>

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

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

Words are illusions. ---->>>

The mind is the Buddha, and the Buddha is the mind. ---->>>

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

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

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

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

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

Not suffering another existence is reaching the Way. ---->>>

All phenomena are empty. ---->>>

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

Mortals liberate Buddhas and Buddhas liberate mortals. ---->>>

The Dharma is the truth that all natures are pure. ---->>>

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. ---->>>

Whoever realizes that the six senses aren't real, that the five aggregates are fictions, that no such things can be located anywhere in the body, understands the language of Buddhas. ---->>>

Buddhas don't practice nonsense. ---->>>

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

Delusion means mortality. And awareness means Buddhahood. ---->>>

The Buddha is your real body, your original mind. ---->>>

Your nature is the Buddha. ---->>>

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Bodhidharma was a Buddhist monk who lived during the 5th or 6th century. He is traditionally credited as the transmitter of Chan Buddhism to China, and regarded as its first Chinese patriarch. According to Chinese legend, he also began the physical training of the monks of Shaolin Monastery that led to the creation of Shaolin kungfu (wikipedia)