"Do not cling to the letter, just comprehend the meaning, referring each point to your own self, so as to merge with the original source. Then the knowledge that has no teacher will spontaneously appear, the pattern of natural reality will be perfectly clear, and you will attain the body of wisdom, attaining enlightenment without depending on anyone else."
~ Chan Master Chinul (1158-1210)
One day someone asked me, "How can I progress in spite of everyday difficulties?" I gave the somewhat hard answer, "How can you get to the second floor in spite of the stairs?" So the real question on the path is: "How can I progress on the Way thanks to every day difficulties."
– Arnaud Desjardins
"A fly, when it exists, has as much being as God."
- Soren Kierkegaard
"That which understands error is not itself in error."
— Surangama Sutra