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Bodhidharma Quotes and Sayings
Quotes by Bodhidharma

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To give up yourself without regret is the greatest charity.
- Bodhidharma

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

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

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

 

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

The essence of the Way is detachment.
- Bodhidharma

But while success and failure depend on conditions,
the mind neither waxes nor wanes.
- Bodhidharma

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

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

To have a body is to suffer.
- Bodhidharma

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

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

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

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

The Dharma is the truth that all natures are pure.
- Bodhidharma

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

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

Mortals liberate Buddhas and Buddhas liberate mortals.
- Bodhidharma

Your nature is the Buddha.
- Bodhidharma

Buddhas don't practice nonsense.
- Bodhidharma

The Buddha is your real body, your original mind.
- Bodhidharma

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

Whoever knows that the mind is a fiction and devoid
of anything real knows that his own mind neither exists nor doesn't exist.
- Bodhidharma

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

As long as you look for a Buddha somewhere else,
you'll never see that your own mind is the Buddha.
- Bodhidharma

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

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

Not suffering another existence is reaching the Way.
- Bodhidharma

Once you see your nature, sex is basically immaterial.
- Bodhidharma

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

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

All the suffering and joy we experience depend on conditions.
- Bodhidharma

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

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

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.
- Bodhidharma

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

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

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

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

All phenomena are empty.
- Bodhidharma

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

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

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

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

Words are illusions.
- Bodhidharma

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

Not creating delusions is enlightenment.
- Bodhidharma

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

Not engaging in ignorance is wisdom.
- Bodhidharma

Delusion means mortality.
And awareness means Buddhahood.
- Bodhidharma

Your mind is nirvana.
- Bodhidharma

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

Freeing oneself from words is liberation.
- Bodhidharma

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

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

Is today a day to gather strength from the storm -
a day to to learn life lessons for the next battle?
Or is today a day to sit by the fire
and watch the storm rage outside?
Either way, the storm is just life.
Give thanks for all of Life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I give thanks for both my bloom and my thorns.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Time, like life itself, has no inherent meaning.
We give our own meaning to time as to life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You are Never Too Old to Give or Get Gold Stars.
Show Your Honest Appreciation - Today.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I Receive ALL of Life with Thanksgiving -
I have gratitude for EVERYTHING
that has ever occurred to bring me to this moment.
I give thanks for the joys and the sufferings,
the moments of peace and the flashes of anger,
the compassion and the indifference,
the roar of my courage and the cold sweat of my fear.
I accept gratefully the entirety of my past and my present life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Give Honest and Sincere Appreciation.
- Dale Carnegie

A new command I give you: Love one another.
As I have loved you, so you must love one another.
- Jesus of Nazareth (John 13:34)

Our opportunity is to Soar our Spirit.
To see Light and Joy in everything.
To spread our wings and fly boldly.
To give thanks for rainbows and butterflies -
our symbols of renewal and rebirth.
To offer daily Thanksgiving - for ourselves, our family,
our friends, our community, for the whole world.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

No partner in a love relationship...
should feel that he has to give up
an essential part of himself to make it viable.
- May Sarton

One can not reflect in streaming water.
Only those who know internal peace can give it to others.
- Lao Tzu

Our "Rainbows and Butterflies" are the small miracles of our life -
the little things that are so easy to overlook,
yet so awe inspiring when we take a moment
to notice and to pay attention.
Give thanks for the rainbows, for the butterflies,
for all God's creatures - large and small,
for the bright blue sky and the soft fog and the gentle rain,
for the tree veiled in the season's first frost,
for the baby's laugh,
for the touch of a hand and the whispered "I love you."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Nearly all men can stand adversity,
but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.
- Abraham Lincoln

The enlightened give thanks
for what most people take for granted.
- Michael Beckwith

Give me your tired, your poor,
your huddled masses yearning to breathe free.
- written on the Statue of Liberty in New York harbor

Love cures people - both the ones who give it
and the ones who receive it.
- Karl A. Menninger

Man is least himself when he talks in his own person.
Give him a mask, and he will tell you the truth.
- Oscar Wilde


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