Zazen is an activity that is an extension of the universe. Zazen is not the life of an individual, it’s the universe that’s breathing.
To study Buddhism is to study ourselves. To study ourselves is to forget ourselves.
To study Buddhism is to study the self. To study the self is to forget the self. To forget the self is to be awakened by all things.
The whole moon and the entire sky are reflected in one dewdrop on the grass.
If you are unable to find the truth right where you are, where else do you expect to find it?
[on enlightenment] Body and mind dropped off.
The valley stream’s rushing sound is the eloquent tongue of Buddha. The mountain’s vibrant colours are nothing but the Buddha’s form.
You should study not only that you become a mother when your child is born, but also that you become a child.
I come to realize that mind is no other than mountains and rivers and the great wide earth, the sun and the moon and stars.
One must be deeply aware of the impermanence of the world.
In a mind clear as still water, even the waves, breaking, are reflecting its light.
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