As they are attached to appearances, they’re unaware that their minds are empty. And by mistakenly clinging to the appearance of things they lose the Way. If you know that everything comes from the mind, don’t become attached. Once attached,… Read More ›
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Breakthrough Sermon by Bodhidharma
Those who understand the mind reach enlightenment with minimal effort. Those who don’t understand the mind practise in vain. Everything good and bad comes from your own mind. To find something beyond the mind is impossible…
Chan Buddhism of Bodhidharma by Shi Yanzi
There were two principal methods of self-cultivation which Bodhidharma taught.
Morning Meditation: As long as you’re subject to birth and death.
‘As long as you’re subject to birth and death, you’ll never attain awakening.’
Morning Meditation: There’s no advantage.
‘There’s no advantage in deceiving yourself.’
Afternoon Meditation: To find Buddha.
To find Buddha you have to see your nature directly.
Morning Meditation: Don’t suffer them in vain.
‘Life and death are important. Don’t suffer them in vain.’
Morning Meditation: Buddha is someone who.
‘Buddha is someone who finds freedom in good fortune and bad.’