delusion

A Quote by Bodhidharma on awareness, buddhism, delusion, emptiness, lies, mind, reality, thinking, words, and zen

Not thinking about anything is zen. Once you know this, walking, standing, sitting, or lying down, everything you do is zen. To know that the mind is empty is to see the buddha. . . . Using the mind to reality is delusion. Not using the mind to look for reality is awareness. Freeing oneself from words is liberation.

Bodhidharma (c. 440 AD - 528 AD)

Source: The Zen Teaching of Bodhidharma, p. 49

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A Quote by Bodhidharma on body, buddhism, delusion, mind, mortality, and originality

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. Except for a tathagata, no one else - no mortal, no deluded being - can fathom it.

Bodhidharma (c. 440 AD - 528 AD)

Source: The Zen Teaching of Bodhidharma, p. 43

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A Quote by Bhagavad-Gita on delusion, destruction, doubt, and grace

Destroyed is my delusion and recognition has been gained by me through Thy grace, O Krishna. I stand firm with my doubts dispelled. I shall act according to Thy word.

Bhagavad-Gita

Source: The Bhagavad-Gita: 18: 73

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A Quote by Bhagavad-Gita on abuse, anger, arrogance, darkness, delusion, destruction, enemies, envy, generosity, gifts, god, greed, happiness, hell, ignorance, mind, pride, purpose, sacrifice, success, violence, and wealth

"I got this today," they say; "tomorrow I shall get that. This wealth is mine, and that will be mine too. I have destroyed my enemies. I shall destroy others too! Am I not like God? I enjoy what I want. I am successful. I am powerful. I am happy. I am rich and well-born. Who is equal to me? I will perform sacrifices and give gifts, and rejoice in my own generosity." This is how they go on, deluded by ignorance. Bound by their greed and entangled in a web of delusion, whirled about by a fragmented mind, they fall into a dark hell. Self-important, obstinate, swept away by the pride of wealth, they ostentatiously perform sacrifices without any regard for their purpose. Egotistical, violent, arrogant, lustful, angry, envious of everyone, they abuse my presence within their own bodies and in the bodies of others.

Bhagavad-Gita

Source: The Bhagavad-Gita: 16:13 -18, pp. 191-192

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A Quote by Benjamin Disraeli on age, delusion, despair, disappointment, hope, and youth

The disappointment of manhood succeeds to the delusion of youth: let us hope that the heritage of old age is not despair.

Benjamin Disraeli (1804 - 1881)

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A Quote by Ayn Rand on blindness, delusion, dependence, duty, enemies, existence, facts, fame, fraud, honesty, intelligence, love, mind, practice, reality, sacrifice, selfishness, slavery, stupidity, thinking, value, and virtue

Honesty is the recognition of the fact that the unreal is unreal and can have no value, that neither love nor fame nor cash is a value if obtained by fraud - that an attempt to gain a value by deceiving the mind of others is an act of raising your victims to a position higher than reality, where you become a pawn of their blindness, a slave of their non-thinking and their evasions, while their intelligence, their rationality, their perceptiveness become the enemies you have to dread and flee - that you do not care to live as a dependent, least of all a dependent on the stupidity of others, or as a fool whose source of values is the fools he succeeds in fooling - that honesty is not a social duty, not a sacrifice for the sake of others, but the most profoundly selfish virtue man can practice: his refusal to sacrifice the reality of his own existence to the deluded consciousness of others.

Ayn Rand (1905 - 1982)

Source: (Atlas 937)

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A Quote by Ambrose Gwinett Bierce on affection, charity, daughters, delusion, enthusiasm, faith, family, fatherhood, hope, self-denial, and sons

DELUSION, n. The father of a most respectable family, comprising Enthusiasm, Affection, Self-denial, Faith, Hope, Charity and many other goodly sons and daughters.

Ambrose Bierce (1842 - 1914)

Source: The Devil's Dictionary by Ambrose Bierce

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