Every suffering is a seed, because suffering impels us to seek wisdom.
Not thinking about anything is Zen. Once you know this, walking, sitting, or lying down, everything you do is Zen.
But people of the deepest understanding look within, distracted by nothing. Since a clear mind is the Buddha, they attain the understanding of a Buddha without using the mind.
But deluded people don't realize that their own mind is the Buddha. They keep searching outside.
People of this world are deluded. They're always longing for something - always, in a word, seeking.
People who don't see their nature and imagine they can practice thoughtlessness all the time are lairs and fools.
Life and death are important. Don't suffer them in vain.
To go from mortal to Buddha, you have to put an end to karma, nurture your awareness, and accept what life brings.
The Dharma is the truth that all natures are pure.
Once you see your nature, sex is basically immaterial.
Our nature is the mind. And the mind is our nature.
To enter by reason means to realize the essence through instruction and to believe that all living things share the same true nature, which isn't apparent because it's shrouded by sensation and delusion.
To find a Buddha all you have to do is see your nature.
Your nature is the Buddha.
And as long as you're subject to birth and death, you'll never attain enlightenment.