Yamada Koun

Yamada Koun

The entrance into Zen is the grasping of one's essential nature. It is absolutely impossible, however, to come to a clear understanding of our essential nature by any intellectual or philosophical method. It is accomplished only by the experience of self-realization through zazen.More Yamada Koun quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The purpose of Zen is the perfection of character.More Yamada Koun quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Every moment is the manifestation of the whole. Life itself is, therefore, nothing but the continuous moment of the whole, and everybody is living the continuous moment of the whole.More Yamada Koun quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Someone who wants to attain enlightenment must be brave. He must rush into the crowd of enemies with a dagger. In the practice of Zen, enemies are our delusive thoughts and passions.More Yamada Koun quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
In the same way your life is the continuity of standing up, sitting down, laughing, sleeping, waking up, drinking, eating, and, of course, being born and dying. That is the continuity of the whole universe.More Yamada Koun quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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