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The Zen patriarchs said, “If you are lost in the previous thought, you are a sentient being; but if in the next moment you awaken to your true essence, then you are a Buddha.” So, the mind is the means through which all states of existence are expressed. ~ by Zen Master Miao Tsan

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Two monks were watching a flag flapping in the wind. One said to the other, "The flag is moving." The other replied, "The wind is moving." Huineng overheard this. He said, "Not the flag, not the wind; mind is moving." The sixth patriarch could not bear to see those two dull heads, so he made such a bargain. Wind, flag, mind moves, The same understanding. When the mouth opens All are wrong

Bodhidharma was a Buddhist monk who lived during the 5th/6th century CE. He is traditionally credited as the transmitter of Ch'an (Sanskrit: Dhyāna, Japanese: Zen) to China, and regarded as its first Chinese patriarch. According to Chinese legend, he also began the physical training of the Shaolin monks that led to the creation of Shaolinquan.

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This is our Red Cinnabar Beaded Necklace with Bodhidharma Pendant. Bodhidharma was a Buddhist monk who lived during the 5th or 6th century. He is traditionally credited as the transmitter of "Chan Buddhism" ( Zen Buddhism) to China, and regarded as its first Chinese patriarch.

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This is our Red Cinnabar Beaded Necklace with Bodhidharma Pendant. Bodhidharma was a Buddhist monk who lived during the 5th or 6th century. He is traditionally credited as the transmitter of "Chan Buddhism" ( Zen Buddhism) to China, and regarded as its first Chinese patriarch.

Kano Tanyu: The Sixth Patriarch of Zen at the Moment of Enlightenment (2006.174) | Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History | The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Kano Tanyu: The Sixth Patriarch of Zen at the Moment of Enlightenment (2006.174) | Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History | The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Шестой Патриарх Дзен в момент просветления. Кано Танъю. (японский язык, 1602-1674). Эпоха Эдо (1615-1868), Япония. Подвесной свиток, чернила по бумаге. The Sixth Patriarch of Zen at the Moment of Enlightenment. Kano Tan'yū (Japanese, 1602–1674). Edo period (1615–1868), Japan. Hanging scroll, ink on paper.