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The Buddha denies the existence of any permanent entity either physical or mental. We call this theory about self as Anatmavada.

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What is this mind?

What is this mind?
Who is hearing these sounds?

Do not mistake any state for
Self-realization,
but continue to ask yourself even more intensely,
what is it that hears?


Bassui Tokushō

Nature of Mind

Choose to be optimistic,
it feels better.


The XIV Dalai Lama

Purity

Purity or impurity depends on oneself,
no one can purify another.


Gautama Buddha

Cannot be hidden

Three things cannot be long hidden:
The sun, the moon, and the truth.


Gautama Buddha

Fun and Tolerance

Man suffers only because he takes seriously
what the gods made for fun.


Alan W. Watts

The idea of karma

People get into a heavy-duty sin and guilt trip, feeling that if things are going wrong,
that means that they did something bad and they are being punished.

That’s not the idea at all.

The idea of karma is that you continually get the teachings that you need to open your heart. To the degree that you didn’t understand in the past how to stop protecting your soft spot, how to stop armoring your heart, you’re given this gift of teachings in the form of your life, to give you everything you need to open further.


Pema Chodron