Neither gods nor men can foresee when an evil deed will bear its fruit.

As mortals, we're ruled by conditions, not by ourselves.

Buddha means awareness, the awareness of body and mind that prevents evil from arising in either.

Freeing oneself from words is liberation.

Many roads lead to the path, but basically there are only two: reason and practice.

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

All the suffering and joy we experience depend on conditions.

Our nature is the mind. And the mind is our nature.

According to the Sutras, evil deeds result in hardships and good deeds result in blessings.

Not engaging in ignorance is wisdom.

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

Not thinking about anything is Zen. Once you know this, walking, sitting, or lying down, everything you do is Zen.

As long as you're enthralled by a lifeless form, you're not free.

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.

All know the way, but few actually walk it.

Whoever knows that the mind is a fiction and devoid of anything real knows that his own mind neither exists nor doesn't exist.

All phenomena are empty.

Those who worship don't know, and those who know don't worship.

Delusion means mortality. And awareness means Buddhahood.

Worship means reverence and humility it means revering your real self and humbling delusions.

People of this world are deluded. They're always longing for something - always, in a word, seeking.

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

And as long as you're subject to birth and death, you'll never attain enlightenment.

Words are illusions.

Mortals liberate Buddhas and Buddhas liberate mortals.

Life and death are important. Don't suffer them in vain.

An Awakened person is someone who finds freedom in good fortune and bad.

Your nature is the Buddha.

In contemplation, one's mind should be stable and unmoving, like a wall.

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

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

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

A Buddha is an idle person. He doesn't run around after fortune and fame.

Once you stop clinging and let things be, you'll be free, even of birth and death. You'll transform everything.

To go from mortal to Buddha, you have to put an end to karma, nurture your awareness, and accept what life brings.

And the Buddha is the person who's free: free of plans, free of cares.

Once you see your nature, sex is basically immaterial.

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

As long as you look for a Buddha somewhere else, you'll never see that your own mind is the Buddha.

Your mind is nirvana.

The mind's capacity is limitless, and its manifestations are inexhaustible. Seeing forms with your eyes, hearing sounds with your ears, smelling odors with your nose, tasting flavors with your tongue, every movement or state is all your mind.

Only one person in a million becomes enlightened without a teacher's help.

Not suffering another existence is reaching the Way.

The ultimate Truth is beyond words. Doctrines are words. They're not the Way.

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

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 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.

If you use your mind to look for a Buddha, you won't see the Buddha.

To give up yourself without regret is the greatest charity.