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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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…
There were two principal methods of self-cultivation which Bodhidharma taught.
‘Those who understand the mind reach enlightenment with minimal effort.’
‘Mind through endless kalpas without beginning, has never varied. It has never lived or died, appeared or disappeared, increased or decreased.’
Seeing your nature is Zen.
Unless you see your nature, it’s not Zen.
Zen master Bodhidharma
The self-nature has no beginning, being outside time.
A monk asked, ‘Master Ma, why do you say that mind is Buddha?’