Words of Wisdom for Oct. 9, 2019:
Bodhidharma: Suffering is the Seed

“Every suffering is a buddha-seed, because suffering impels mortals to seek wisdom. But you can only say that suffering gives rise to buddhahood. You can’t say that suffering is buddhahood. Your body and mind are the field. Suffering is the seed, wisdom the sprout, and buddhahood the grain.”

― Bodhidharma,
The Zen Teaching of Bodhidharma

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