Nothing marks a Budha

Enlightenment is not special; It means just let go, just now. So we call that “Don’t Know.” Don’t Know means not attached to thinking. Actually the simplest thing in the world is getting enlightenment. You just think it’s complicated so you never do it. That’s just your thinking. Let go of the thinking and that’s it. It’s not complicated. That’s why the Buddha said in the Diamond Sutra, “nothing marks a Buddha.” Meaning the Buddha has no characteristics. The Buddha also said, “there is no formula for getting enlightenment.” That means enlightenment is not dependent on this technique. The technique is just pointing towards something. And all of this comes from the fact that you are already “It.”

–Zen Master Dae Kwang