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Nationality: Indian
Category: Leader
Subcategory: Indian Leader

All phenomena are empty.


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.


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.


To find a Buddha all you have to do is see your nature.


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

    Topics: Anger

The mind is the root from which all things grow if you can understand the mind, everything else is included.


But while success and failure depend on conditions, the mind neither waxes nor wanes.


People who don't see their nature and imagine they can practice thoughtlessness all the time are lairs and fools.


The mind is always present. You just don't see it.


Buddhas don't practice nonsense.


But deluded people don't realize that their own mind is the Buddha. They keep searching outside.


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.


To give up yourself without regret is the greatest charity.


A Buddha is someone who finds freedom in good fortune and bad.


Not suffering another existence is reaching the Way.


The Dharma is the truth that all natures are pure.


If your mind is pure, all buddha-lands are pure.


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.


Once you see your nature, sex is basically immaterial.


Those who remain unmoved by the wind of joy silently follow the Path.


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