Hui-Neng

‘Good friends, ordinary mortals are themselves buddhas, affliction is itself enlightenment. Deluded the moment before, you were an ordinary mortal; enlightened the moment after, you are a buddha. Fixation on objects the moment before was affliction; detachment from objects the moment after is enlightenment.’ (The Platform Sutra)

‘To carry yourself forward and experience myriad things is delusion. That myriad things come forth and experience themselves is awakening. Those who have great realisation of delusion are buddhas. Those who are deluded about realisation are sentient beings.’ (Genjo Koan)

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