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  • Mark shared from Mysticism: Christian and Buddhist by Daisetz Teitaro Suzuki
    The union of the soul with God is far more inward than that of the soul and body. . . . Now, I might ask, how stands it with the soul that is lost in God? Does the soul find herself or not? To this I will answer as it appears to me, that the soul finds herself in the point where every rational being understands itself with itself. Although it sinks in the eternity of the divine essence, yet it can never reach the ground. Therefore God has left a little point wherein the soul turns back upon itself and finds itself, and knows itself to be a creature.
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  • Mark shared from An Introduction to Zen Buddhism by D.T. Suzuki
    Empty-handed I go, and behold the spade is in my hands; I walk on foot, and yet on the back of an ox I am riding; When I pass over the bridge, Lo, the water floweth not, but the bridge doth flow.
  • Mark shared from An Introduction to Zen Buddhism by D.T. Suzuki
    Again: “True knowledge (bodhi) transcends all modes of expression. There has been nothing from the very beginning which one can claim as having attained towards enlightenment.”
  • Mark shared from Mysticism: Christian and Buddhist by Daisetz Teitaro Suzuki
    We all think we are living, we really eat, sleep, walk, talk. But are we really? If we were, we would never be talking about "dread," "insecurity," "fear," "frustration," "courage to be," "looking into the vacant," "facing death."
  • Mark shared from Mysticism: Christian and Buddhist by Daisetz Teitaro Suzuki
    Pure experience is the mind seeing itself as reflected in itself, it is an act of self-identification, a state of suchness.
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