Before enlightnment, chop wood, carry water. After enlightnment, chop wood, carry water.
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When you hear that all beings are Buddha, don’t fall into the error of thinking there’s more than one Buddha.
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The law of God, as quite plainly expressed in woman’s construction, is this: There shall be no limit put upon your intercourse with the other sex sexually, at any time of life. During twenty-three days in every month (in the absence of pregnancy) from the time a woman is seven years old till she dies of old age, she is ready for action, and competent. As competent as the candlestick is to receive the candle. Competent every day, competent every night. Also, she wants that candle – yearns for it, longs for it, hankers after it, as commanded by the law of God in her heart.
Outside the kingdom of the Lord there is no nation which is greater than any other. God and history will remember your judgment.
I think every person should have some faith inside him, in his heart. What matters is not an external display of this faith, but the inner state of the soul.
All beings are by nature Buddha, as ice by nature is water. Apart from water there is no ice; apart from beings, no Buddha.
You should study not only that you become a mother when your child is born, but also that you become a child.
A miracle is an event which creates faith. That is the purpose and nature of miracles. Frauds deceive. An event which creates faith does not deceive: therefore it is not a fraud, but a miracle.
Zen is not some kind of excitement, but concentration on our usual everyday routine. – Shunryu Suzuki
You’ve got to have something to eat and a little love in your life before you can hold still for any damn body’s sermon on how to behave.
For those who believe in God, most of the big questions are answered. But for those of us who can’t readily accept the God formula, the big answers don’t remain stone-written. We adjust to new conditions and discoveries. We are pliable. Love need not be a command or faith a dictum. I am my own God. We are here to unlearn the teachings of the church, state, and our educational system. We are here to drink beer. We are here to kill war. We are here to laugh at the odds and live our lives so well that Death will tremble to take us.
Most people are bothered by those passages of Scripture they do not understand, but the passages that bother me are those I do understand.