“One will never come to see Dhamma
by means of rational thinking.”
— Buddhadasa Bhikkhu
“The Buddha taught that greed, anger, and misunderstanding are the causes that give rise to suffering.
If we ourselves are not yet acquainted with greed, anger, and misunderstanding, then there is no way we can believe this.
When we know ourselves what greed, anger and delusion are like, and that whenever they arise in the mind, they produce suffering like a fire burning us, then we can believe it on the basis of our own experience.”
— Buddhadasa Bhikkhu
“May we exist like the lotus
at home in the muddy water —
thus we bow
to life
as it is.”
— Zen saying
“Muddy water
let stand
becomes clear ”
— Lao Tzu, Tao Te Ching
“We use our mind
as a mirror.
It grasps nothing,
it refuses nothing.
It receives,
it does not keep.”
— Chuang Tzu