Freeing oneself from words is liberation.

Bodhidharma Quotes

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.

If you use your mind to look for a Buddha, you won’t see the Buddha.

Mortals liberate Buddhas and Buddhas liberate mortals.

Regardless of what we do, our karma has no hold on us.

A Buddha is someone who finds freedom in good fortune and bad.

The mind is always present. You just don’t see it.

As long as you look for a Buddha somewhere else, you’ll never see that your own mind is the Buddha.

Buddha means awareness, the awareness of body and mind that prevents evil from arising in either.

All the suffering and joy we experience depend on conditions.

But deluded people don’t realize that their own mind is the Buddha. They keep searching outside.

And as long as you’re subject to birth and death, you’ll never attain enlightenment.

You can’t know your real mind as long as you deceive yourself.

The Way is basically perfect. It doesn’t require perfecting.

As mortals, we’re ruled by conditions, not by ourselves.

Worship means reverence and humility it means revering your real self and humbling delusions.

Buddhas don’t practice nonsense.

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.

Our nature is the mind. And the mind is our nature.

Your mind is nirvana.

But while success and failure depend on conditions, the mind neither waxes nor wanes.

Not creating delusions is enlightenment.

People of this world are deluded. They’re always longing for something – always, in a word, seeking.

The essence of the Way is detachment.

Life and death are important. Don’t suffer them in vain.

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.

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.

Only one person in a million becomes enlightened without a teacher’s help.

According to the Sutras, evil deeds result in hardships and good deeds result in blessings.

To go from mortal to Buddha, you have to put an end to karma, nurture your awareness, and accept what life brings.

Not engaging in ignorance is wisdom.

Many roads lead to the path, but basically there are only two: reason and practice.

To have a body is to suffer.

As long as you’re enthralled by a lifeless form, you’re not free.

People who don’t see their nature and imagine they can practice thoughtlessness all the time are lairs and fools.

The mind is the Buddha, and the Buddha is the mind.

And the Buddha is the person who’s free: free of plans, free of cares.

Neither gods nor men can foresee when an evil deed will bear its fruit.

Once you see your nature, sex is basically immaterial.

Those who remain unmoved by the wind of joy silently follow the Path.

To give up yourself without regret is the greatest charity.

Words are illusions.

To find a Buddha all you have to do is see your nature.

All phenomena are empty.

Buddhas move freely through birth and death, appearing and disappearing at will.

Delusion means mortality. And awareness means Buddhahood.

If your mind is pure, all buddha-lands are pure.

Not suffering another existence is reaching the Way.

The Buddha is your real body, your original mind.

The Dharma is the truth that all natures are pure.

Whoever knows that the mind is a fiction and devoid of anything real knows that his own mind neither exists nor doesn’t exist.

Your nature is the Buddha.

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.

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.