Hakuin Ekaku Quotes

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Hakuin Ekaku Quotes

How bright and transparent the moonlight of wisdom.
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All beings by nature are Buddhas, as ice by nature is water. Apart from water there is no ice; apart from beings, no Buddhas.

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You know the sound of two hands clapping; tell me, what is the sound of one hand?

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Hakuin Ekaku Quotes: If you forget yourself you become the
If you forget yourself, you become the universe.

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At the bottom of great doubt lies great awakening. If you doubt fully, you will awaken fully.

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Meditation in the midst of activity is a thousand times superior to meditation in stillness.

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Should you desire the great tranquility, prepare to sweat.

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Hakuin Ekaku Quotes: What is this true meditation it is to
What is this true meditation? It is to make everything: coughing, swallowing, waving the arms, motion, stillness, words, action, the evil and the good, prosperity and shame, gain and loss, right and wrong, into one single koan.

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I encourage all you superior seekers in the secret depths to devote yourselves to penetrating and clarifying the self, as earnestly as you would put out a fire on the top of your head.

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Once a person is able to achieve true singlemindedness in his practice and smash apart the old nest ... into which he has settled ... Wisdom immediately appears ... and the all-discerning Fivefold Eye opens wide.

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At this moment, is there anything lacking? Nirvana is right here now before our eyes. This place is the lotus land. This body now is the Buddha.

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Hakuin Ekaku Quotes: If only you could hear the sound of snow
If only you could hear
the sound of snow

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Not knowing how near the truth is, we seek it far away.

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Underlying great doubt there is great satori, where there is thorough questioning there will be thoroughgoing experience of awakening.

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Hakuin Ekaku Quotes: Meditation in action is endlessly more
Meditation in action is endlessly more important than meditation in stillness.

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From the very beginning all beings are Buddha.
Like water and ice,without water no ice,
outside us no Buddhas.

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The spirit of meditation is the combating of self-willed thinking-it is a combat against the weight of one's feelings.

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In singing and dancing is the voice of the Law.

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Hakuin Ekaku Quotes: Contemplation within activity is a
Contemplation within activity is a million times better than contemplation within stillness.

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Nirvana is right here, before our eyes.

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How bright and transparent the moonlight of wisdom.

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What is the sound of one hand?

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