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Hakuin Quotes

Quotes by Hakuin - (8 quotes)

Hakuin - From the Effort category:

From the sea of effortlessness, let your great uncaused compassion shine forth. (Hakuin)

Hakuin - From the Fire category:

I encourage all you superior seekers in the secret depths to devote yourselves to penetrating and clarifying the self, as earnestly as you would put out a fire on the top of your head. (Hakuin)

Hakuin - From the Focus category:

Once a person is able to achieve true singlemindedness in his practice and smash apart the old nest... into which he has settled... Wisdom immediately appears... and the all-discerning Fivefold Eye opens wide. (Hakuin)

Hakuin - From the Joy category:

- b.1685 d.1768...
Boundless and free is the sky of Samadhi! / Bright the full moon of wisdom! / Truly, is anything missing now? / Nirvana is right here, before our eyes, / This very place is the Lotus Land, / This very body, the Buddha. (Hakuin)

Hakuin - From the Meditation category:

What is this true meditation? It is to make everything: coughing, swallowing, waving the arms, motion, stillness, words, action, the evil and the good, prosperity and shame, gain and loss, right and wrong, into one single koan. (Hakuin)

Hakuin - From the Questions category:

What is the sound of one hand? (Hakuin)

Hakuin - From the Questions category:

What is that which asks such a question? Is it your mind? Is it your original nature? Is it some kind of spirit or demon? Is it inside you? Outside you? Is it somewhere intermediate? Is it blue, yellow, red, or white? (Hakuin)

Hakuin - From the Truth category:

Not knowing how near the truth is, we seek it far away. (Hakuin)