Seungsahn Quotes

Who was Seungsahn?

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

Born August 1, 1927
Died November 30, 2004
Aged 77 years old

Books by Seungsahn

Best Quotes by Seungsahn

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

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

The Compass of Zen 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.”

The Compass of Zen

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

The Compass of Zen

Wanting Enlightenment Is a Big Mistake Quotes

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

Wanting Enlightenment Is a Big Mistake

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