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huang po Q & A

Sep. 14th, 2008 | 05:55 pm
posted by: opiejuan in master_quotes

Q: From all you have just said, Mind is the Buddha; but it is not clear as to what sort of mind is meant by this 'Mind which is the Buddha'.
A: How many minds have you got?
Q: But is the Buddha the ordinary mind or the Enlightened mind
A: Where on earth do you keep your 'ordinary mind' and your 'Enlightened mind'?
Q: In the teaching of the Three Vehicles it is stated that there are both. Why does Your Reverence deny it?
A: In the teaching of the Three Vehicles it is clearly explained that the ordinary and Enlightened minds are illusions. You don't understand. All this clinging to the idea of things existing is to mistake vacuity for the truth. How can such conceptions not be illusory? Being illusory, they hide Mind from you. If you would only rid yourselves of the concepts of ordinary and Enlightened, you would find that there is no other Buddha than the Buddha in your own Mind. When Bodhidharma came from the West, he just pointed out that substance of which all men are composed is the Buddha. You people go on misunderstanding; you hold to concepts such as 'ordinary' and 'Enlightened', directing your thoughts outwards where they gallop about like horses! All this amounts to clouding your own minds! So I tell you Mind is the Buddha. As soon as thought or sensation arises, you fall into dualism. Beginningless time and the present moment are the same. There is no this and no that. To understand this truth is called complete and unexcelled Enlightenment.

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tao te ching

Aug. 24th, 2008 | 11:41 am
posted by: opiejuan in master_quotes

a good traveler has no fixed plans
and is not intent upon arriving
a good artist lets his intuition
lead him wherever it wants
a good scientist has freed himself of concepts
and keeps his mind open to what is

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Aug. 9th, 2008 | 12:28 pm
posted by: opiejuan in master_quotes

I must have been incredibly simple or drunk or insane
To sneak into my own house and steal money,
To climb over the fence and take my own vegetables.
But no more. I've gotten free of that ignorant fist
That was pinching and twisting my secret self.
- Rumi

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Jan. 22nd, 2008 | 11:54 am
posted by: dragon_han in master_quotes

Never let anybody to make you happy!..
The one who will make you happy …
Can make you unhappy any time!
You do not have to pay for true Happiness …
Happiness - Is your Initial Nature!

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Dec. 27th, 2007 | 12:37 pm
posted by: missdawn in master_quotes

The willingness to change is rooted
in the acceptance of what is.
What is can only be present.

The wish to change is rooted
in the what should be, and can only
be made of past or future images.

Willingness to change
doesn't mean choosing the future.
Rather it means being present

in an open way,
not anticipating
what could happen next,

and not holding on
to what is happening.

The willingness to change
may be the risk to be present
without clinging.

-from Gesture of Awareness: A Radical Approach to Time, Space, and Movement by Charles Genoud

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Huang Po

Dec. 15th, 2007 | 06:34 pm
posted by: opiejuan in master_quotes

2. As to performing the six paramitas and vast numbers of similar practices, or gaining merits as countless as the sands of the Ganges, since you are fundamentally complete in every respect, you should not try to supplement that perfection by such meaningless practices. When there is occasion for them, perform them; and, when the occasion is passed, remain quiescent. If you are not absolutely convinced that the Mind is the Buddha, and if you are attached to forms, practices and meritorious performances, your way of thinking is false and quite incompatible with the Way (Tao). The Mind is the Buddha, nor are there any other Buddhas or any other mind. It is bright and spotless as the void, having no form or appearance whatever. To make use of your minds to think conceptually is to leave the substance and attach yourselves to form. The Ever-Existent Buddha is not a Buddha of form or attachment. To practise the six paramitas and a myriad similar practices with the intention of becoming a Buddha thereby is to advance by stages, but the Ever-Existent Buddha is not a Buddha of stages. Only awake to the One Mind, and there is nothing whatsoever to be attained. This is the real Buddha. The Buddha and all sentient beings are the One Mind and nothing else.

-Huang Po

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Nov. 27th, 2007 | 08:28 am
posted by: missdawn in master_quotes

"The shell must be cracked apart if what is in it is to come out, for if you want the kernel you must break the shell. And therefore if you want to discover nature's nakedness you must destroy its symbols, and the farther you get in the nearer you come to its essence. When you come to the One that gathers all things up into itself, there you must stay."

-Meister Eckhart

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Nov. 27th, 2007 | 12:48 pm
posted by: dragon_han in master_quotes

The ability...
To give and to accept with the sincerity...
Is already a Favor...
Moreover, it does not require any gratitude...

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Nov. 22nd, 2007 | 12:41 pm
posted by: dragon_han in master_quotes

A desire to live a life by your own rules…
Makes you the slaves of the life…
Unhappy and unsatisfied all the time…
When you become cleverer…
First, You try to change the rules…
Than you try to change the desires…
When you become wiser…
The only thing you try to do…
Is to change you!

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Nov. 22nd, 2007 | 09:11 am
posted by: dragon_han in master_quotes

Why do people always try to draw the witnesses and to register their Love?
Why do they try to state in their passports the existence of this feeling…?
Maybe they are too scared to lose It?
Probably…
I am truly convinced that Love and fear are incompatible…
Love does not need any registration!
Is it a party of fear then?
That is in its honor people drink champagne and pronounce toasts…
Welcome clearness and reliability!
In addition, a FEAR – to lose it!

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