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The nondual heart of Buddhism.

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"You are all Buddhas. There is nothing you need to achieve. Just open your eyes."

- Siddhartha Gautama (Buddha)

"See things as they are, observe things as they are, and let everything go as it goes."

- Shunryu Suzuki

"If you understand, things are just as they are. If you do not understand, things are just as they are."

- Zen Proverb

"The more you talk and think about it, the further you wander from the truth. Stop talking and thinking and there is nothing you will not be able to know."

- Seng-ts'an

"Wherever you are, you are one with the clouds and one with the sun and the stars you see. You are one with everything. That is more true than I can say, and more true than you can hear."

- Shunryu Suzuki

"There's nothing in the universe other than ourself. Nothing to compare, name, or identify. When it's the only thing there is how can we talk about it?"

- Taizen Maezumi

"If you forget yourself, you become the universe."

- Hakuin Ekaku

"The great way is not difficult for those who have no preferences."

- Seng-ts'an

"To live is enough."

- Shunryu Suzuki

"We cannot expect an ecstasy greater than right here, right now - our everyday lives."

- Kosho Uchiyama

"Do not search for truth; only cease to hold opinions."

- Seng-ts'an

"The mind is the root from which all things grow if you can understand the mind, everything else is included. It’s like the root of a tree. All a tree’s fruit and flowers, branches and leaves depend on its root. If you nourish its root, a tree multiplies. If you cut its root, it dies. Those who understand the mind reach enlightenment with minimal effort."

- Bodhidharma

"It is wisdom that is seeking for wisdom."

- Shunryu Suzuki

"To seek is to suffer. To seek nothing is bliss."

- Bodhidharma

"Like the sun illuminating and refreshing the world, this sitting removes obscurities from the mind and lightens the body so that exhaustion is set aside."

- Dogen Zenji

"Suffering exists, but none who suffer. The deed there is, but no doer thereof."

- Siddhartha Gautama (Buddha)

"Not engaging in ignorance is wisdom."

- Bodhidharma

"To study the Buddha Way is to study the self. To study the self is to forget the self. To forget the self is to be actualized by myriad things. When actualized by myriad things, your body and mind as well as the bodies and minds of others drop away. No trace of enlightenment remains, and this no-trace continues endlessly."

- Dogen Zenji

"Freeing oneself from words is liberation."

- Bodhidharma

"Reality has no inside, outside, or middle part."

- Bodhidharma

"There is not a single state that is not this vast state of presence."

- Hsin Hsin Ming

"If you cannot find the truth right where you are where else do you expect to find it?"

- Dogen Zenji