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A Quote by Bodhidharma on buddha, buddhism, and mind

Without the mind there is no Buddha. Without the Buddha there’s no mind.

Bodhidharma (c. 440 AD - 528 AD)

Source: The Zen Teaching of Bodhidharma: A Bilingual Edition

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A Quote by Bodhidharma on buddhism, buddha, practice, true nature, and wisdom

To find Buddha, you have to see your nature. Whoever sees his nature is a Buddha. If you don’t see your nature, invoking buddhas, reciting sutras, making offerings, and keeping precepts are all useless. Invoking buddhas results in good karma, reciting sutras results in a good memory, keeping precepts results in good rebirth, and making offerings results in future blessings—but no Buddha.

Bodhidharma (c. 440 AD - 528 AD)

Source: The Zen Teaching of Bodhidharma: A Bilingual Edition

Contributed by: Jessica

A Quote by Bodhidharma on buddha, buddhism, mind, wisdom, and understanding

The Buddha is your real body, your original mind. This mind  has no form or characteristics, no cause or effect, no tendons or bones. It’s like space. You can’t hold it. It’s not the mind of materialists or nihilists. If you don’t see your own miraculously aware nature, you’ll never find a Buddha, even if you break your body into atoms.

Bodhidharma (c. 440 AD - 528 AD)

Source: The Zen Teaching of Bodhidharma: A Bilingual Edition

Contributed by: Jessica

A Quote by Thich Nhat Hanh on buddhism, heart sutra, being, purpose, now, happiness, and buddha

Does the rose have to do something? No, the purpose of a rose is to be a rose. Your purpose is to be yourself. You don't have to run anywhere to become someone else. You are wonderful just the way you are. This teaching of the Buddha allows us to enjoy ourselves, the blue sky, and everything that is refreshing and healing in the present moment. We already have everything we are looking for, everything we want to become. We are already a Buddha so why not just take the hand of another Buddha and practice walking meditation? Just be. Just being in the moment in this place is the deepest practice of meditation. The Heart Sutra says that there is "nothing to attain." We meditate not to attain enlightenment, because enlightenment is already in us. We don't need to search anywhere. We don't need to practice to obtain some high position. We can enjoy every moment. People talk about entering nirvana, but we are already there. Aimlessness and nirvana are one. We have everything we need to make the present moment the happiest in our life, even if we have a cold or a headache. We don't have to wait until we get over our cold to be happy. Having a cold is part of life. I am happy in the present moment. I do not ask for anything else. I do not expect any additional happiness. Aimlessness is stopping and realizing the happiness that is already available.

Thich Nhat Hanh

Source: Heart of the Buddha's Teaching: Transforming Suffering into Peace, Joy, & Liberation : The Four Noble Truths, the Noble Eightfold Path, & Other Basic Buddhist Teachings, Pages: 152-154

Contributed by: Ryan

A Quote by Thich Nhat Hanh on community, buddha, and spirituality

It is possible that the next Buddha will not take the form of an individual.
The next Buddha may take the form of a community -a community practicing
understanding and loving kindness, a community practicing mindful living.
This may be the most important thing we can do for the survival of the
earth.

Thich Nhat Hanh

Contributed by: Dharma Seeds

A Quote by Siddhartha Gautama Buddha on buddha, thought, and creation

We are what we think. All that we are arises with our thoughts. With our thoughts we make the world.

Buddha (563 - 483 BC)

Contributed by: Jessica

A Quote by Walpola Rahula on buddhism, buddha, belief, and practice

It is always a question of knowing and seeing, and not that of believing. The teaching of the Buddha is qualified as ehi-passika, inviting you to ‘come and see’, but not to come and believe.

Walpola Rahula

Source: What the Buddha Taught)

Contributed by: Ryan

A Quote by Nagarjuna on peace, love, divinity, dignity, meditation, buddha, serenity, calm, and joy

In peace there is profundity
from which the highest respect arises
from respect comes power and command
therefore observe peace.
                                                           

Nagarjuna (c.100 - 200 AD)

Source: Nagarjuna

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A Quote by Zen Buddhism on sentient, passions, vow, teachings, study, buddha, truth, and attain

However innumerable sentient beings are, I vow to save them; however inexhaustible the passions are, I vow to master them; however limitless the teachings are, I vow to study them; however infinite the Buddha-truth is, I vow to attain it.

Zen Buddhism

Source: he Training of the Zen Buddhist Monk‎ - Page 103 by Daisetz Teitaro Suzuki, Zenchū Satō

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A Quote by Siddhartha Gautama Buddha on buddha

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Not by mere eloquence, nor by handsome appearance, does a man become good-natured, should he be jealous, selfish and deceitful.

Buddha (563 - 483 BC)

Source: The Dhammapada

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