These quotes are included in order to give a flavour of Buddhism and Zen.
"Those who cling onto words are fools who believe that they can catch the moon with a stick or can scratch their itchy foot through a leather shoe. How can they "see" reality as it actually is?"
Mumon, preface to The Gateless Gate.
what the true path to Buddhahood is, is to learn what the true self is.
To learn what the true self is, is to forget about the self. To forget about
the self is to become one with the whole universe."
Dogen, in the Shobogenzo.
times, a silent mind is very important, but “silent” does not
mean closed. The silent mind is an alert, awakened mind; a mind seeking
the nature of reality"
Lama Thubten Yeshe
one is deluded as to the self-nature, one is a sentient being, but when
one realizes the self-nature, one is a buddha."
The Platform sutra - Huineng.
Mind is Buddha, and Buddhas and sentient beings are not different."
The Dharma of Mind Transmission, Huang-po Tuan-Chi
The life of
the Buddha: according to the pali canon
The Dharma of Mind Transmission: Zen Teachings of Huang-po https://terebess.hu/zen/Huangbo-LokTo.pdf
The Blue Cliff
Patriarch’s Dharma Jewel Platform Sutra
Ming by Seng-ts’an, third Patriarch of Zen