Our original nature is...void, omnipresent, silent, pure; it is glorious and mysterious peaceful joy - and that is all. Enter deeply into it by awakening yourself.

— Huangbo Xiyun

The most tremendous Huangbo Xiyun quotes that will activate your inner potential

Not till your thoughts cease all their branching here and there, not till you abandon all thoughts of seeking for something, not till your mind is motionless as wood or stone, will you be on the right road to the Gate.


Nothing is born, nothing is destroyed.

Away with you dualism, your likes and dislikes. Every single thing is just One Mind. When you have perceived this, you will have mounted the Chariot of the Buddhas.


Consider the sunlight. You may say that it is near, yet if you pursue it from world to world you will never catch it. You may say it is far, yet it is right before your eyes. Chase it and it always eludes you; run from it and it is always there. From this example you can understand how it is with the true nature of things.


'Studying the Way' is just a figure of speech, a method of arousing people's interest in the early stages of their development. In fact, the Way is not something which can be studied. Study leads to the retention of concepts, and so the Way is entirely misunderstood


A perception, sudden as blinking, that subject and object are one, will lead to a deeply mysterious understanding; and by this understanding you will awaken to the truth.


On seeing one thing, you see all things.

On perceiving an individual's mind, you perceive all mind. Glimpse one truth, and all truth is present in your vision, for there is nowhere at all that is devoid of the Truth.


By the dharma is meant the heart, for there is no dharma apart from the heart.


Throughout this life, you can never be certain of living long enough to take another breath.


...concepts are related to the senses; and, when feeling takes place, wisdom is shut out.


The foolish reject what they see, not what they think;

the wise reject what they think, not what they see.


Here it is - right now. Start thinking about it and you miss it.


To make use of your mind to think conceptually is to leave substance and attach yourself to form


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All Buddhas and ordinary people are just one mind.

This mind is beyond all measurements, names, oppositions: this very being is it; as soon as you stir your mind you turn away from it.


There exists just the One mind.


Why seek a doctrine? As soon as you have a doctrine, you fall into dualistic thought.


...Therefore it is said: 'The perception of a phenomenon IS the perception of the Universal Nature, since phenomena and Mind are one and the same.'


As soon as the mouth is opened, evils spring forth.

People either neglect the root and speak of the branches, or neglect the reality of the 'illusory' world and speak only of Enlightenment. Or else they chatter of cosmic activities leading to transformations, while neglecting the Substance from which they spring--indeed, there is NEVER any profit in discussion.


Observe things as they are and don't pay attention to other people.


The nature of the Absolute is neither perceptible nor imperceptible;

and with phenomena it is just the same. But to one who has discovered his real nature, how can there be anywhere or anything separate from it?... ...Therefore it is said: 'The perception of a phenomenon IS the perception of the Universal Nature, since phenomena and Mind are one and the same.'


People are scared to empty their minds fearing that they will be engulfed by the void. What they don't realize is that their own mind is the void.


When thoughts arise, then do all things arise. When thoughts vanish, then do all things vanish.