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Hui-ch’ao asked Fa-yen, “What is Buddha?”
“You are, Hui-ch’ao,” Fa-yen replied.

Zen Mondo

A newborn moving his arms and legs is the splended work of buddha nature…
so is the flying bird, the running hare, the scudding cloud.

Bassui

Remembering a wrong is like carrying a burden on the mind.

 – Buddha

Walk as if you are kissing the earth with your feet.
Thich Hnat Hanh

“Not being tense but ready.
Not thinking but not dreaming.
Not being set but flexible.
Liberation from the uneasy sense of confinement.
It is being wholly and quietly alive, aware and alert, ready for whatever may come.”
Bruce Lee, Tao of Jeet Kune Do

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Waking up to who you are requires letting go of who you imagine yourself to be.

Alan Watts

The mission of Bodhidharma’s jouney to the east is to find a man who will not be deceived by men…Here in my place there is no truth to tell you. My duty is to lighten the heavy burden of dead weight on your back. My mission is to free men from their bondages, to cure the sick, and to beat the ghosts out of men…

I-Hsuan

“What is the Tao?” a monk asked.
“It is right in front of your nose!” the Master answered.
“So why can’t I see it?” the monk continued.
“Your Me is in the way,” the Master answered.

Zen Mondo

There has been nothing since all eternity.

Zen saying

Unless we die to ourselves, we can never be alive again.

D. T. Suzuki