The true meaning of the precepts is that one should refrain not only from drinking alcohol but also from getting drunk on nirvana.

— Bassui Tokusho

The most heartwarming Bassui Tokusho quotes that may be undiscovered and unusual

Reciting part of a sutra with the desire to benefit others is like reciting a recipe in the hope it will prevent people from starving.


My true desire is to relieve others of their pain, though I myself may fall into hell.


All words and sayings gently turn, returning to the self.


Do you wish to see clearly and be free?