‘All Buddhist practice starts with awakening.’
‘If we have wisdom then we’ll be able to examine this natural mind of ours and use it as our subject of study.’
‘Zuigan would call to himself, “Are you awake?” Then answer, “Yes!”
Then he’d say, “Don’ t be fooled by others.”
And would answer, “No, no!”.’
Harada Sekkei Roshi
‘Monks, there are three kinds of suffering. Suffering caused by pain, suffering caused by conditioned existence, and suffering due to change..’
‘I declare that the heart’s release by equanimity has the sphere of nothingness for its excellence.’
‘Anatta literally means not-self.
Bad translations are no Soul, no Ego.
Belief of self is so deep it’s thought of as real.Awakening dissolves the idea of both self and not self.
Emptiness (Sunyatā) is a synonym for the insight of seeing not-self (anatta).’
‘Being born itself implies that we are going to be subject to different forces beyond our control.’