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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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Distracted Minds

People who really have their minds on the Way.
Do not forget work on the fundamental.
No matter what they are doing.

Yet if they still distinguish this work from ordinary activities,
even as they do them together, they will naturally be concerned
about being distracted by activities and forgetting the meditation work.

This is because of viewing things as outside the mind.


Muso Soseki

Where to find the real Buddha

Look for Buddha outside your own mind,
and Buddha becomes the devil.


Dogen Zenji

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

Awareness

The mind like a glass of cloudy water.

If you want to clarify the water,
stop shaking, stirring, and fussing.

Breathing

Feelings come and go like clouds in a windy sky.
Conscious breathing is my anchor.


Thich Nhat Hanh

A clear mind

We cannot see our reflections in running water.
Its is only in still water that we can see.