Seungsahn quotes

Who the heck is Seungsahn?

Seungsahn Haengwon was a Korean Seon master of the Jogye Order and founder of the international Kwan Um School of Zen.

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Seungsahn quotes

“The practice of Zen never explains anything. Zen simply points directly at our mind, our true self, so that we can directly attain enlightenment and help all beings.”

Seungsahn The Compass of Zen

“The Truth is realized in an instant; the Act is practiced step by step.”

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“This is the whole point of the Heart Sutra. From moment to moment, when you are doing something, just do.”

Seungsahn The Compass of Zen

“When reading, only read. When eating, only eat. When thinking, only think.”

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“Zen means putting it all down, cutting off all thinking, and returning to your pure and clear original nature.”

Seungsahn Wanting Enlightenment Is a Big Mistake