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The mind that does not understand is the Buddha. There is no other.

Author: Ma-Tsu

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You cannot describe it or draw it. You cannot praise it enough or perceive it. No place can be found in which to put the Original Face; it will not disappear even when the universe is destroyed.

Author: Mumon

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In studying the way, realizing it is hard; once you have realized it, preserving it is hard. When you can preserve it, putting it into practice is hard.

Author: Zen Saying

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Learning Zen is a phenomenon of gold and dung. Before you understand it, it's like gold; after you understand it, it's like dung.

Author: Zen Saying

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Let go over a cliff, die completely, and then come back to life -- after that you cannot be deceived.

Author: Zen Saying

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No thought, no reflection, no analysis, no cultivation, no intention; let it settle itself.

Author: Tilopa

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Zen does not confuse spirituality with thinking about God while one is peeling potatoes. Zen spirituality is just to peel the potatoes.

Author: Alan W. Watts (1915-1973)

Profession: British-born American Philosopher, Author

When you pass through, no one can pin you down, no one can call you back.

Author: Ying-An

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There are no mundane things outside of Buddhism, and there is no Buddhism outside of mundane things.

Author: Yuan-Wu

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