Hakuin Ekaku Famous Quotes & Sayings

23 Hakuin Ekaku Famous Sayings, Quotes and Quotation.

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What is the sound of one hand? Hakuin Ekaku Sayings: What is the sound of one hand?
The spirit of meditation is the combating of self-willed thinking-it is a combat against the weight of one's feelings. Hakuin Ekaku Sayings: The spirit of meditation is the combating of self-willed thinking-it is a combat against the
From the sea of effortlessness, let your great uncaused compassion shine forth. Hakuin Ekaku Sayings: From the sea of effortlessness, let your great uncaused compassion shine forth.
Not knowing how near the truth is, we seek it far away. Hakuin Ekaku Sayings: Not knowing how near the truth is, we seek it far away.
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 Ekaku Sayings: Once a person is able to achieve true singlemindedness in his practice and smash apart
All beings by nature are Buddhas, as ice by nature is water. Apart from water there is no ice; apart from beings, no Buddhas. Hakuin Ekaku Sayings: All beings by nature are Buddhas, as ice by nature is water. Apart from water
If you forget yourself, you become the universe. Hakuin Ekaku Sayings: If you forget yourself, you become the universe.
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 Ekaku Sayings: What is this true meditation? It is to make everything: coughing, swallowing, waving the arms,
Meditation in the midst of activity is a thousand times superior to meditation in stillness. Hakuin Ekaku Sayings: Meditation in the midst of activity is a thousand times superior to meditation in stillness.
Should you desire the great tranquility, prepare to sweat. Hakuin Ekaku Sayings: Should you desire the great tranquility, prepare to sweat.
At the bottom of great doubt lies great awakening. If you doubt fully, you will awaken fully. Hakuin Ekaku Sayings: At the bottom of great doubt lies great awakening. If you doubt fully, you will
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 Ekaku Sayings: I encourage all you superior seekers in the secret depths to devote yourselves to penetrating
At this moment, is there anything lacking? Nirvana is right here now before our eyes. This place is the lotus land. This body now is the Buddha. Hakuin Ekaku Sayings: At this moment, is there anything lacking? Nirvana is right here now before our eyes.
You know the sound of two hands clapping; tell me, what is the sound of one hand? Hakuin Ekaku Sayings: You know the sound of two hands clapping; tell me, what is the sound of
Underlying great doubt there is great satori, where there is thorough questioning there will be thoroughgoing experience of awakening. Hakuin Ekaku Sayings: Underlying great doubt there is great satori, where there is thorough questioning there will be
Meditation in action is endlessly more important than meditation in stillness. Hakuin Ekaku Sayings: Meditation in action is endlessly more important than meditation in stillness.
Nirvana is right here, before our eyes. Hakuin Ekaku Sayings: Nirvana is right here, before our eyes.
From the very beginning all beings are Buddha.
Like water and ice,without water no ice,
outside us no Buddhas.
Hakuin Ekaku Sayings: From the very beginning all beings are Buddha. Like water and ice,without water no ice,
In singing and dancing is the voice of the Law. Hakuin Ekaku Sayings: In singing and dancing is the voice of the Law.
A soldier came to Hakuin and asked "Is there really a paradise and a hell?"
"Who are you?" inquired Hakuin.

"I am a samurai," the warrior replied.

"You, a samurai!" exclaimed Hakuin. "What kind of ruler would have you as his guard? Your face looks like that of a beggar!"

The soldier became so angry that he began to draw his sword, but Hakuin continued. "So you have a sword! Your weapon is probably as dull as your head!"

As the soldier drew his sword Hakuin remarked "Here open the gates of hell!"

At these words, the samurai, perceiving the discipline of the master, sheathed his sword and bowed.

"Here open the gates of paradise," said Hakuin
Hakuin Ekaku Sayings: A soldier came to Hakuin and asked "Is there really a paradise and a hell?"
Contemplation within activity is a million times better than contemplation within stillness. Hakuin Ekaku Sayings: Contemplation within activity is a million times better than contemplation within stillness.
If only you could hear
the sound of snow
Hakuin Ekaku Sayings: If only you could hear the sound of snow
How bright and transparent the moonlight of wisdom. Hakuin Ekaku Sayings: How bright and transparent the moonlight of wisdom.