A Zen master urged his students to practice diligently in order to transcend the world of birth and death.
A student asked him, “Sir, please tell us how to transcend the world of birth and death.”
He said, “You have to look for the world of no birth and no death.”
The student asked, “But where can we find the world of no birth and no death?”
“You look for it right in the world of birth and death.”
“Grief can be the garden of compassion. If you keep your heart open through everything, your pain can become your greatest ally in your life’s search for love and wisdom.”
“The Buddha Dharma is in the world,
Awakening is not apart from the world.
If you seek enlightenment apart from the world,
It is like seeking rabbit horns.”
~ Hui Neng