Huineng quotes

  • Look within!... The secret is inside you.
    -- Huineng

    #Peaceful #Secret #Looks

  • The meaning of life is to see.
    -- Huineng

    #Meaning Of Life #Life Is

  • By amending our mistakes, we get wisdom. By defending our faults, we betray an unsound mind.
    -- Huineng

    #Buddhist #Mistake #Mind

  • To meditate means to realize inwardly the imperturbability of the Essence of Mind. The reason why we are perturbed is because we allow ourselves to be carried away by the circumstances we are in. Those who are able to keep their mind unperturbed, irrespective of circumstances, have attained Inner Peace.
    -- Huineng

    #Mean #Essence #Meditation

  • The complete teachings of all Buddhas - past, present, and future - are to be found within the essence of every human being.
    -- Huineng

    #Teaching #Past #Essence

  • The truth is to be lived, not just mouthed.
    -- Huineng

    #Truth Is

  • When our mind works freely without any hindrance, and is at liberty to 'come' or to 'go', we attain Samadhi of Prajna, or liberation. Such a state is called the function of 'thoughtlessness'. But to refrain from thinking of anything, so that all thoughts are suppressed, is to be Dharma-ridden, and this is an erroneous view.
    -- Huineng

    #Thinking #Views #Mind

  • Sit all together in meditation. Become peacefully calm and quiet, without motion, without stillness, without birth, without destruction, without coming or going, with no judgments of right or wrong, neither staying nor going. This, then, is the Great Way.
    -- Huineng

    #Determination #Meditation #Together

  • Since in reality all is void, Whereon can the dust fall?
    -- Huineng

    #Fall #Reality #Dust

  • Good friends, how then are meditation and wisdom alike? They are like the lamp and the light it gives forth. If there is a lamp there is light; if there is no lamp there is no light. The lamp is the substance of light; the light is the function of the lamp. Thus, although they have two names, in substance they are not two. Meditation and wisdom are also like this.
    -- Huineng

    #Good Friend #Light #Names

  • There is no Bodhi tree, Nor stand of a mirror bright. Since all is void, Where can the dust alight
    -- Huineng

    #Mirrors #Dust #Tree

  • Confused by thoughts, we experience duality in life. Unencumbered by ideas, the enlightened see the one Reality.
    -- Huineng

    #Confused #Reality #Ideas

  • As one lamp serves to dispel a thousand years of darkness, so one flash of wisdom destroys ten thousand years of ignorance.
    -- Huineng

    #Ignorance #Years #Darkness

  • It is your minds that are moving.
    -- Huineng

    #Moving #Mind

  • Within our impure mind the pure one is to be found.
    -- Huineng

    #Mind #Found

  • Words are not truth. Truth is like the moon, and words are like my finger. I can point to the moon with my finger, but my finger is not the moon. Do you need my finger to see the moon?
    -- Huineng

    #Teaching #Moon #Needs

  • Truth has nothing to do with words. Truth can be likened to the bright moon in the sky. Words, in this case, can be likened to a finger. The finger can point to the moon's location. However, the finger is not the moon. To look at the moon, it is necessary to gaze beyond the finger, right?
    -- Huineng

    #Moon #Sky #Looks

  • Our Essence of Mind is intrinsically pure, and if we knew our mind and realized what our nature is, all of us would attain Buddhahood.
    -- Huineng

    #Essence #Mind

  • To be bigoted & argue with others, is to subject one's essence of mind to the bitterness of mundane existence.
    -- Huineng

    #Essence #Mind #Bitterness