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Bodhidharma – 18 Quotes

 

18 Quotes by Bodhidharma

 

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

– Bodhidharma


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

– Bodhidharma


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

– Bodhidharma


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

– Bodhidharma


All the suffering and joy we experience depend on conditions.

– Bodhidharma


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

– Bodhidharma


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

– 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


Once you see your nature, sex is basically immaterial.

– Bodhidharma


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

– Bodhidharma


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

– 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


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

– Bodhidharma


Your nature is the Buddha.

– Bodhidharma


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

– Bodhidharma


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

– Bodhidharma


The Dharma is the truth that all natures are pure.

– Bodhidharma


Not engaging in ignorance is wisdom.

– Bodhidharma


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