Quotes by Bodhidharma
- A Buddha is someone who finds freedom in good fortune and bad.
- All the suffering and joy we experience depend on conditions.
- And as long as you're subject to birth and death, you'll never attain enlightenment.
- Buddhas move freely through birth and death, appearing and disappearing at will.
- But while success and failure depend on conditions, the mind neither waxes nor wanes.
- 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.
- Life and death are important. Don't suffer them in vain.
- Not engaging in ignorance is wisdom.
- Once you see your nature, sex is basically immaterial.
- Only one person in a million becomes enlightened without a teacher's help.
- Our nature is the mind. And the mind is our nature.
- People who don't see their nature and imagine they can practice thoughtlessness all the time are lairs and fools.
- The Dharma is the truth that all natures are pure.
- The ignorant mind, with its infinite afflictions, passions, and evils, is rooted in the three poisons. Greed, anger, and delusion.
- 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.
- To find a Buddha all you have to do is see your nature.
- Worship means reverence and humility it means revering your real self and humbling delusions.
- Your nature is the Buddha.