The ignorant mind, with its infinite afflictions, passions, and evils, is rooted in the three poisons. Greed, anger, and delusion.
A Buddha is someone who finds freedom in good fortune and bad.
To have a body is to suffer.
You can't know your real mind as long as you deceive yourself.
As mortals, we're ruled by conditions, not by ourselves.
Words are illusions.
To go from mortal to Buddha, you have to put an end to karma, nurture your awareness, and accept what life brings.
Buddha means awareness, the awareness of body and mind that prevents evil from arising in either.
Worship means reverence and humility it means revering your real self and humbling delusions.
Only one person in a million becomes enlightened without a teacher's help.
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.
Many roads lead to the path, but basically there are only two: reason and practice.
The Buddha is your real body, your original mind.
Your mind is nirvana.
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.
According to the Sutras, evil deeds result in hardships and good deeds result in blessings.
To find a Buddha all you have to do is see your nature.
Life and death are important. Don't suffer them in vain.
People of this world are deluded. They're always longing for something - always, in a word, seeking.
If your mind is pure, all buddha-lands are pure.
All the suffering and joy we experience depend on conditions.
Neither gods nor men can foresee when an evil deed will bear its fruit.
Those who remain unmoved by the wind of joy silently follow the Path.
Once you see your nature, sex is basically immaterial.
Not engaging in ignorance is wisdom.
And the Buddha is the person who's free: free of plans, free of cares.
Mortals liberate Buddhas and Buddhas liberate mortals.
Buddhas don't practice nonsense.
Regardless of what we do, our karma has no hold on us.
And as long as you're subject to birth and death, you'll never attain enlightenment.
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.
The essence of the Way is detachment.
Not creating delusions is enlightenment.
The Way is basically perfect. It doesn't require perfecting.
All phenomena are empty.
If you use your mind to look for a Buddha, you won't see the Buddha.
The mind is always present. You just don't see it.
Not suffering another existence is reaching the Way.
Freeing oneself from words is liberation.
The Dharma is the truth that all natures are pure.
Buddhas move freely through birth and death, appearing and disappearing at will.
People who don't see their nature and imagine they can practice thoughtlessness all the time are lairs and fools.
To give up yourself without regret is the greatest charity.
The mind is the root from which all things grow if you can understand the mind, everything else is included.
But deluded people don't realize that their own mind is the Buddha. They keep searching outside.
Your nature is the Buddha.
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.
As long as you're enthralled by a lifeless form, you're not free.
The mind is the Buddha, and the Buddha is the mind.