The journey of a 1000 miles begins with a single step

Kill the Buddha

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“If you meet a Buddha, kill the Buddha. If you meet a patriarch, kill the patriarch. If you meet an arhat, kill the arhat. If you meet your parents, kill your parents. If you meet your kinfolk, kill your kinfolk. Then for the first time you will gain emancipation, will not be entangled with things, will pass freely anywhere you wish to go.”

– 臨濟義玄 / Linji Yixuan, 11th Patriarch of Zen, 38th lineal descendant of Buddha.

Will E. Folsom

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