What is truth? The truth is the reality of mind which is formless and pervades the ten directions. It is being used presently right before your eyes, yet people do not trust it sufficiently, so they accept terms and expressions, seeking to assess Buddhism conceptually in the written word. They are as far away as the sky is from earth.
from the book Buddhism and Zen
translated by Nyogen Senzaki & Ruth Strout McCandless
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Further quotes from the book Buddhism and Zen:
- Meditation is enlightenment itself
- Zen is simply the expression of truth
- Do not desire realization
- Meditation posture
- Allow the practice itself to be liberation
- Open your mind
- Truth is ever present