Bill Porter

A Quote by Bill Porter on delusions, doors and windows, and zen masters

"This building we're in has doors and windows. If we close the doors and windows, we can't get out. People lock themselves inside a house of delusions. But they're only delusions. They can leave anytime. Actually there is no house to leave. There's not even any leaving. What we see are flowers in the sky, the moon in the water. As for the meditative powers of Zen masters like Hsu-yun, sometimes it's useful to meditate and sometimes it isn't."

Bill Porter

Source: Zen Baggage

Contributed by: Joe

A Quote by Bill Porter on lifetimes

There is so much baggage we burden ourselves with over the years that keeps us from seeing things the way they are. Some baggage we carry with us for a single thought, some for years, and some for lifetimes. But there isn't one piece that isn't our own creation.

Bill Porter

Source: Zen Baggage

Contributed by: Joe

A Quote by Bill Porter

"To talk about it is to go right by it," those old Zenmen were fond of saying.

Bill Porter

Source: Zen Baggage

Contributed by: Joe

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