Bodhidharma Quotes

To give up yourself without regret is the greatest charity.

Bodhidharma

Buddha means awareness, the awareness of body and mind that prevents evil from arising in either.

Bodhidharma

Delusion means mortality. And awareness means Buddhahood.

Bodhidharma

The ignorant mind, with its infinite afflictions, passions, and evils, is rooted in the three poisons. Greed, anger, and delusion.

Bodhidharma

When delusions are absent, the mind is the land of buddhas. When delusions are present, the mind is hell. Mortals create delusions. And by using the mind to give birth to mind they always find themselves in hell. Bodhisattvas see through delusions. And by not using the mind to give birth to mind they always find themselves in the land of buddhas. If you don't use your mind to create mind, every state of mind is empty and every thought is still. You go from one buddha-land to another. If you use your mind to create mind, every state of mind is disturbed and every thought is in motion. You go from one hell to the next.

Bodhidharma

Once you know the nature of anger and joy is empty and you let them go, you free yourself from karma.

Bodhidharma

Buddhas don't practice nonsense.

Bodhidharma

Still others commit all sorts of evil deeds, claiming karma doesn’t exist. They erroneously maintain that since everything is empty, committing evil isn’t wrong. Such persons fall into a hell of endless darkness with no hope of release. Those who are wise hold no such conception.

Bodhidharma

Only one person in a million becomes enlightened without a teachers help.

Bodhidharma

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