The ignorant mind, with its infinite afflictions, passions, and evils, is rooted in the three poisons. Greed, anger, and delusion.

Bodhidharma on afflictions
51

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

Bodhidharma on bad
12

To have a body is to suffer.

Bodhidharma on body
9

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

Bodhidharma on deceive
8

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

Bodhidharma on conditions
8

Words are illusions.

Bodhidharma on illusions
7

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

Bodhidharma on accept
7

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

Bodhidharma on arising
7

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

Bodhidharma on religion
5

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

Bodhidharma on teacher
5

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.

Bodhidharma on blessed
4

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

Bodhidharma on mind
3

About Bodhidharma

Name Bodhidharma
Quotes 55 quotations
Nationality Indian
Profession Leader
Birthday October 16
Top topics mind, buddha, nature, real, body

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

Bodhidharma on basically
3

The Buddha is your real body, your original mind.

Bodhidharma on body
3

Your mind is nirvana.

Bodhidharma on mind
2

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.

Bodhidharma on body
2

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

Bodhidharma on blessings
2

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

Bodhidharma on buddha
2

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

Bodhidharma on death
2

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

Bodhidharma on deluded
1

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

Bodhidharma on mind
1

All the suffering and joy we experience depend on conditions.

Bodhidharma on conditions
1

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

Bodhidharma on bear
1

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

Bodhidharma on follow
1

Once you see your nature, sex is basically immaterial.

Bodhidharma on basically
1

Not engaging in ignorance is wisdom.

Bodhidharma on engaging
1

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

Bodhidharma on buddha
1

Mortals liberate Buddhas and Buddhas liberate mortals.

Bodhidharma on buddhas
1

Buddhas don't practice nonsense.

Bodhidharma on buddhas
1

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

Bodhidharma on hold
1

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

Bodhidharma on attain
1

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.

Bodhidharma on apparent
0

The essence of the Way is detachment.

Bodhidharma on detachment
0

Not creating delusions is enlightenment.

Bodhidharma on creating
0

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

Bodhidharma on basically
0

All phenomena are empty.

Bodhidharma on empty
0

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

Bodhidharma on buddha
0

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

Bodhidharma on mind
0

Not suffering another existence is reaching the Way.

Bodhidharma on existence
0

Freeing oneself from words is liberation.

Bodhidharma on freeing
0

The Dharma is the truth that all natures are pure.

Bodhidharma on dharma
0

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

Bodhidharma on appearing
0

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

Bodhidharma on fools
0

To give up yourself without regret is the greatest charity.

Bodhidharma on charity
0

The mind is the root from which all things grow if you can understand the mind, everything else is included.

Bodhidharma on things
0

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

Bodhidharma on buddha
0

Your nature is the Buddha.

Bodhidharma on buddha
0

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.

Bodhidharma on dharma
0

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

Bodhidharma on form
0

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

Bodhidharma on buddha
0