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This was painted by a guy on the streets of Rome using spray cans. He painted it in 5 minutes. It was a great example of going with what he loved doing, and I had a great time watching his creativity express as entertainment.

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Breakthrough Sermon, by Bodhidharma

The path to enlightenment in a simple statement. What is enlightenment but achieving an absolute understanding of yourself?

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Rubbing BodhidharmaIf someone is determined to reach enlightenment, what is the most essential method he can practice?

The most essential method, which includes all other methods, is beholding the mind.

But how can one method include all others?

The mind is the root from which all things grow. If you can understand the mind, everything else is included. It’s like the root of a tree. All a tree’s fruit and flowers, branches and leaves depend on its root. If you nourish its root, a tree multiplies. If you cut its root, it dies. Those who understand the mind reach enlightenment with minimal effort. Those who don’t understand the mind practise in vain. Everything good and bad comes from your own mind. To find something beyond the mind is impossible.

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