Bodhidharma Quotes

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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 Kung Fu. In Japan, he is known as Daruma.

Once you stop clinging and let things be, you’ll be free, even of birth and death. You’ll transform everything. And you’ll be at peace wherever you are.
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The ignorant mind, with its infinite afflictions, passions, and evils, is rooted in the three poisons. Greed, anger, and delusion.
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The mind is the root from which all things grow if you can understand the mind, everything else is included.
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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.
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Only one person in a million becomes enlightened without a teacher's help.
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According to the Sutras, evil deeds result in hardships and good deeds result in blessings.
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To go from mortal to Buddha, you have to put an end to karma, nurture your awareness, and accept what life brings.
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Not engaging in ignorance is wisdom.
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Regardless of what we do, our karma has no hold on us.
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A Buddha is someone who finds freedom in good fortune and bad.
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The mind is always present. You just don't see it.
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Buddha means awareness, the awareness of body and mind that prevents evil from arising in either.
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As long as you look for a Buddha somewhere else, you'll never see that your own mind is the Buddha.
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Worship means reverence and humility it means revering your real self and humbling delusions.
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Buddhas don't practice nonsense.
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Freeing oneself from words is liberation.
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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.
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Our nature is the mind. And the mind is our nature.
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All the suffering and joy we experience depend on conditions.
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But deluded people don't realize that their own mind is the Buddha. They keep searching outside.
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And as long as you're subject to birth and death, you'll never attain enlightenment.
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You can't know your real mind as long as you deceive yourself.
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The Way is basically perfect. It doesn't require perfecting.
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As mortals, we're ruled by conditions, not by ourselves.
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Your mind is nirvana.
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Not creating delusions is enlightenment.
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The essence of the Way is detachment.
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Many roads lead to the path, but basically there are only two: reason and practice.
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But while success and failure depend on conditions, the mind neither waxes nor wanes.
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Life and death are important. Don't suffer them in vain.
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People of this world are deluded. They're always longing for something - always, in a word, seeking.
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To have a body is to suffer.
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And the Buddha is the person who's free: free of plans, free of cares.
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As long as you're enthralled by a lifeless form, you're not free.
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All phenomena are empty.
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People who don't see their nature and imagine they can practice thoughtlessness all the time are lairs and fools.
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The mind is the Buddha, and the Buddha is the mind.
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To find a Buddha all you have to do is see your nature.
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Delusion means mortality. And awareness means Buddhahood.
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Neither gods nor men can foresee when an evil deed will bear its fruit.
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Buddhas move freely through birth and death, appearing and disappearing at will.
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The Dharma is the truth that all natures are pure.
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Those who remain unmoved by the wind of joy silently follow the Path.
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To give up yourself without regret is the greatest charity.
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Words are illusions.
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If your mind is pure, all buddha-lands are pure.
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Once you see your nature, sex is basically immaterial.
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If you use your mind to look for a Buddha, you won't see the Buddha.
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Mortals liberate Buddhas and Buddhas liberate mortals.
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Not suffering another existence is reaching the Way.
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The Buddha is your real body, your original mind.
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Your nature is the Buddha.
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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.
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Whoever knows that the mind is a fiction and devoid of anything real knows that his own mind neither exists nor doesn't exist.
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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.
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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.
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