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Many roads lead to the path, but basically there are only two: reason and practice.
And the Buddha is the person who’s free: free of plans, free of cares.
The mind is the Buddha, and the Buddha is the mind.
The mind is always present. You just don’t see it.
Whoever knows that the mind is a fiction and devoid of anything real knows that his own mind neither exists nor doesn’t exist.
Only one person in a million becomes enlightened without a teacher’s help.
Regardless of what we do, our karma has no hold on us.
People who don’t see their nature and imagine they can practice thoughtlessness all the time are lairs and fools.
As mortals, we’re ruled by conditions, not by ourselves.
All the suffering and joy we experience depend on conditions.
The Way is basically perfect. It doesn’t require perfecting.
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.
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.
As long as you’re enthralled by a lifeless form, you’re not free.
A Buddha is someone who finds freedom in good fortune and bad.
The Buddha is your real body, your original mind.
Neither gods nor men can foresee when an evil deed will bear its fruit.
Your nature is the Buddha.
But deluded people don’t realize that their own mind is the Buddha. They keep searching outside.
The Dharma is the truth that all natures are pure.
Not suffering another existence is reaching the Way.
According to the Sutras, evil deeds result in hardships and good deeds result in blessings.
The essence of the Way is detachment.
And as long as you’re subject to birth and death, you’ll never attain enlightenment.
Freeing oneself from words is liberation.
To have a body is to suffer.
All phenomena are empty.
But while success and failure depend on conditions, the mind neither waxes nor wanes.
The ignorant mind, with its infinite afflictions, passions, and evils, is rooted in the three poisons. Greed, anger, and delusion.
The mind is the root from which all things grow if you can understand the mind, everything else is included.