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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.

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

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.

You can't know your real mind as long as you deceive yourself.

Your mind is nirvana.

Your nature is the Buddha.

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