Facts about Bodhidharma

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Bodhidharma is a famous Leader from India, he/she is 122 years old and still alive, born .

Our collection contains 45 quotes who is written / told by Bodhidharma.

Famous quotes by Bodhidharma (45)


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"The Buddha is your real body, your original mind"
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"Words are illusions"
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"The mind is always present. You just don't see it"
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"People of this world are deluded. They're always longing for something - always, in a word, seeking"
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"The ignorant mind, with its infinite afflictions, passions, and evils, is rooted in the three poisons. Greed, anger, and delusion"
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"Whoever realizes that the six senses aren't real, that the five aggregates are fictions, that no such things can be located anywhere in the body, understands the language of Buddhas"
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"Whoever knows that the mind is a fiction and devoid of anything real knows that his own mind neither exists nor doesn't exist"
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"To see nothing is to perceive the Way, and to understand nothing is to know the Dharma, because seeing is neither seeing nor not seeing and because understanding is neither understanding nor not understanding"
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"To have a body is to suffer"
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"To go from mortal to Buddha, you have to put an end to karma, nurture your awareness, and accept what life brings"
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"To give up yourself without regret is the greatest charity"
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"To find a Buddha all you have to do is see your nature"
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"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"
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"Those who remain unmoved by the wind of joy silently follow the Path"
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"The Way is basically perfect. It doesn't require perfecting"
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"Our nature is the mind. And the mind is our nature"
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"Only one person in a million becomes enlightened without a teacher's help"
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"Once you see your nature, sex is basically immaterial"
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"Not suffering another existence is reaching the Way"
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"Not engaging in ignorance is wisdom"
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"Not creating delusions is enlightenment"
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"Neither gods nor men can foresee when an evil deed will bear its fruit"
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"Mortals liberate Buddhas and Buddhas liberate mortals"
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"Many roads lead to the path, but basically there are only two: reason and practice"
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"Life and death are important. Don't suffer them in vain"
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"If your mind is pure, all buddha-lands are pure"
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"If you use your mind to study reality, you won't understand either your mind or reality. If you study reality without using your mind, you'll understand both"
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"If you use your mind to look for a Buddha, you won't see the Buddha"
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"If we should be blessed by some great reward, such as fame or fortune, it's the fruit of a seed planted by us in the past"
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"Freeing oneself from words is liberation"
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"Delusion means mortality. And awareness means Buddhahood"
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"But while success and failure depend on conditions, the mind neither waxes nor wanes"
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"But deluded people don't realize that their own mind is the Buddha. They keep searching outside"
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"Buddhas move freely through birth and death, appearing and disappearing at will"
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"Buddhas don't practice nonsense"
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"Buddha means awareness, the awareness of body and mind that prevents evil from arising in either"
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"As mortals, we're ruled by conditions, not by ourselves"
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"As long as you're enthralled by a lifeless form, you're not free"
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"As long as you look for a Buddha somewhere else, you'll never see that your own mind is the Buddha"
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"And the Buddha is the person who's free: free of plans, free of cares"
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"And as long as you're subject to birth and death, you'll never attain enlightenment"
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"All the suffering and joy we experience depend on conditions"
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"All phenomena are empty"
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"According to the Sutras, evil deeds result in hardships and good deeds result in blessings"
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"A Buddha is someone who finds freedom in good fortune and bad"


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