The journey of a 1000 miles begins with a single step

There is no Buddha, no spiritual path to follow, no training and no realization

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“Friends, I tell you this: there is no Buddha, no spiritual path to follow, no training and no realization. What are you so feverishly running after? Putting a head on top of your own head, you blind idiots? Your head is right where it should be. The trouble lies in your not believing in yourselves enough. Because you don’t believe in yourselves you are knocked here and there by all the conditions in which you find yourselves. Being enslaved and turned around by objective situations, you have no freedom whatever, you are not masters of yourselves. Stop turning to the outside and don’t be attached to my words either. Just cease clinging to the past and hankering after the future. This will be better than ten years’ pilgrimage.”

(Zen Master: Lin Chi [Jap. Rinzai], Founder of the Rinzai School of Zen Buddhism, Died 867).

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