Motivational Bodhidharma Quotes And Sayings

Motivational Bodhidharma Quotes And Sayings

Bodhidharma Quotes:- Bodhidharma was a Buddhist monk who lived during the 5th or 6th centuries. He is traditionally credited as the transmitter of Chan Buddhism to China and regarded as its first Chinese patriarch.

Inspirational Bodhidharma Quotes

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

Neither gods nor men can foresee when an evil deed will bear its fruit.
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As mortals, we’re ruled by conditions, not by ourselves.
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All the suffering and joy we experience depend on conditions.
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But while success and failure depend on conditions, the mind neither waxes nor wanes.
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Those who remain unmoved by the wind of joy silently follow the Path.
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People of this world are deluded. They’re always longing for something – always, in a word, seeking.
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The Dharma is the truth that all natures are pure.
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Your mind is nirvana.
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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.
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The mind is the Buddha, and the Buddha is the mind.
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You can’t know your real mind as long as you deceive yourself.
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Famous Bodhidharma Quotes

As long as you’re enthralled by a lifeless form, you’re not free.
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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.
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If you use your mind to look for a Buddha, you won’t see the Buddha.
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As long as you look for a Buddha somewhere else, you’ll never see that your own mind is the Buddha.
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To find a Buddha all you have to do is see your nature.
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Your nature is the Buddha.
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And the Buddha is the person who’s free: free of plans, free of cares.
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Life and death are important. Don’t suffer them in vain.
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Only one person in a million becomes enlightened without a teacher’s help.
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And as long as you’re subject to birth and death, you’ll never attain enlightenment.
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Buddhas don’t practice nonsense.
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The mind is always present. You just don’t see it.
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Our nature is the mind. And the mind is our nature.
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But deluded people don’t realize that their own mind is the Buddha. They keep searching outside.
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The Way is basically perfect. It doesn’t require perfecting.
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Words are illusions.
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A Buddha is someone who finds freedom in good fortune and bad.
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To go from mortal to Buddha, you have to put an end to karma, nurture your awareness, and accept what life brings.
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Buddhas move freely through birth and death, appearing and disappearing at will.
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Once you see your nature, sex is basically immaterial.
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Regardless of what we do, our karma has no hold on us.
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The Buddha is your real body, your original mind.
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According to the Sutras, evil deeds result in hardships and good deeds result in blessings.
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The essence of the Way is detachment.
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Worship means reverence and humility it means revering your real self and humbling delusions.
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Buddha means awareness, the awareness of body and mind that prevents evil from arising in either.
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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.
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Top Bodhidharma Quotes And Sayings

To give up yourself without regret is the greatest charity.
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Freeing oneself from words is liberation.
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Not suffering another existence is reaching the Way.
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Not creating delusions is enlightenment.
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Not engaging in ignorance is wisdom.
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Delusion means mortality. And awareness means Buddhahood.
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Whoever knows that the mind is a fiction and devoid of anything real knows that his own mind neither exists nor doesn’t exist.
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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.
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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.
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The mind is the root from which all things grow if you can understand the mind, everything else is included.
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The ignorant mind, with its infinite afflictions, passions, and evils, is rooted in the three poisons. Greed, anger, and delusion.
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If your mind is pure, all buddha-lands are pure.
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