Be equal to every hindrance. Buddha attained Supreme Enlightenment without hindrance. Seekers after truth are schooled in adversity. When they are confronted by a hindrance, they can’t be over-come. Then, cutting free, their treasure is great.
from the book Thousand Peaks: Korean Zen - Tradition and Teachers
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Further quotes from the book Thousand Peaks:
- Use your will to bring peace between people
- Don’t wish for perfect health
- Don’t hope for a life without problems
- Attain deliverance in disturbances
- Befriending every demon
- Try again and again
- Clear a passageway through severe practice
- Be rich in honesty
- Enduring friendships