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Bodhidharma was a Buddhist monk who lived during the 5th or 6th century. He is traditionally credited as the transmitter of Chan Buddhism to China, and regarded as its first Chinese patriarch. According to Chinese legend, he also began the physical training of the monks of Shaolin Monastery that led to the creation of Shaolin kungfu. In Japan, he is known as Daruma.

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A Buddha is someone who finds freedom in good fortune and bad. Freedom & Liberty
According to the Sutras, evil deeds result in hardships and good deeds result in blessings.
All phenomena are empty.
All the suffering and joy we experience depend on conditions.
And as long as you're subject to birth and death, you'll never attain enlightenment. Death
And the Buddha is the person who's free: free of plans, free of cares.
As long as you look for a Buddha somewhere else, you'll never see that your own mind is the Buddha.
As long as you're enthralled by a lifeless form, you're not free.
As mortals, we're ruled by conditions, not by ourselves.
Buddha means awareness, the awareness of body and mind that prevents evil from arising in either.
Buddhas don't practice nonsense.
Buddhas move freely through birth and death, appearing and disappearing at will. Death
But deluded people don't realize that their own mind is the Buddha. They keep searching outside.
But while success and failure depend on conditions, the mind neither waxes nor wanes. Failure ;Success
Delusion means mortality. And awareness means Buddhahood.
Freeing oneself from words is liberation.
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.
If you use your mind to look for a Buddha, you won't see the Buddha.
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. Education, Learning, Knowledge & Training
If your mind is pure, all buddha-lands are pure.
Life and death are important. Don't suffer them in vain. Life ;Death
Many roads lead to the path, but basically there are only two: reason and practice.
Mortals liberate Buddhas and Buddhas liberate mortals.
Neither gods nor men can foresee when an evil deed will bear its fruit.
Not creating delusions is enlightenment.
Not engaging in ignorance is wisdom.
Not suffering another existence is reaching the Way.
Once you see your nature, sex is basically immaterial. Nature
Only one person in a million becomes enlightened without a teacher's help. Education, Learning, Knowledge & Training
Our nature is the mind. And the mind is our nature. Nature
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. Time ;Nature
Regardless of what we do, our karma has no hold on us.
The Buddha is your real body, your original mind.
The Dharma is the truth that all natures are pure. Truth
The essence of the Way is detachment.
The ignorant mind, with its infinite afflictions, passions, and evils, is rooted in the three poisons. Greed, anger, and delusion.
The mind is always present. You just don't see it.
The mind is the Buddha, and the Buddha is the mind.
The mind is the root from which all things grow if you can understand the mind, everything else is included.
The Way is basically perfect. It doesn't require perfecting.
Those who remain unmoved by the wind of joy silently follow the Path.
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. Nature
To find a Buddha all you have to do is see your nature. Nature
To give up yourself without regret is the greatest charity.
To go from mortal to Buddha, you have to put an end to karma, nurture your awareness, and accept what life brings. Life
To have a body is to suffer.
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.
Whoever knows that the mind is a fiction and devoid of anything real knows that his own mind neither exists nor doesn't exist.
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.
Words are illusions.
Worship means reverence and humility it means revering your real self and humbling delusions. Religion & God
You can't know your real mind as long as you deceive yourself.
Your mind is nirvana.
Your nature is the Buddha. Nature

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