Imagine a child sleeping next to its parents, dreaming that it’s being beaten. The parents cannot help the child no matter how much it suffers, for no one can enter the dreaming mind of another. If the child could awaken, it would be freed of this suffering automatically. In the same way, one who realises that his own mind is buddha frees himself instantly from the suffering that arises from the ceaseless round of birth-and-death.
– Bassui Zenji