Jun 03 2017

The unenlightened person does not understand his own true nature, does not realize the Pure Land in his own body, and thus petitions all over. The enlightened person never differs no matter where he is. For this reason the Buddha says, “Wherever I may be I am always in comfort and bliss…If only your mind is pure, your own nature is itself the Pure Land of the West.

— Platform Sutra
Jun 02 2017
For many springs
I’ve come here to meet
And unite my mind
With the opening blossoms, so
I’m made of many recollections.
— Saigyo (1118-1190)
Jun 01 2017

Being in tremendous turmoil, the unoriented do not know that their own mind is Buddha. They search about, outside of themselves, spending the whole day contemplating the Buddha and paying homage. But where is the Buddha? Do not entertain any such false views. Awaken to your own mind: outside the mind there can be no Buddha.

— Bodhidharma
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