27+ Quotes about Zen, Inner Peace and Inner Stability


Man suffers only because he takes seriously what the gods made for fun.
Alan Wilson Watts

Who we are now is all that really matters.
Amy Joy

Life is more or less a lie, but then again, that's exactly the way we want it to be.
Bob Dylan

Not thinking about anything is Zen. Once you know this, walking, sitting, or lying down, everything you do is Zen.
Bodhidharma

The thinking brain influences the body’s responses and it makes a neat little loop.
Brad Warner

The way out is through the door. Why is it that no one will use this method?
Confucius

Doffing the ego's safe glory, he finds his naked reality.
Dag Hammarskjöld

If you are unable to find the truth right where you are, where else do you expect to find it?
Dogen Zenji

What we can change is our perceptions, which have the effect of changing everything.
Donna Quesada

You don't think your way back to joy; you open to it.
Donna Quesda

I have no news of my coming or passing away- the whole thing happened quicker than a breath; ask no questions of the moth.
Farid ud-Din

When you've understood this scripture, throw it away. If you can't understand this scripture, throw it away. I insist on your freedom.
Jack Kerouac

Life is a journey. Time is a river. The door is ajar
Jim Butcher

It is easy to believe we are each waves and forget we are also the ocean.
Jon J. Muth

Many have died; you also will die. The drum of death is being beaten. The world has fallen in love with a dream. Only sayings of the wise will remain.
Kabir

Be willing to be a beginner every single morning.
Meister Eckhart

If the only prayer you said in your whole life was, "thank you," that would suffice.
Meister Eckhart

Only the hand that erases can write the true thing.
Meister Eckhart

Preoccupied with a single leaf you won't see the tree.
Vagabond

Learning to let go should be learned before learning to get. Life should be touched, not strangled. You’ve got to relax, let it happen at times, and at others move forward with it.
Ray Bradbury

Do not seek for the truth, only stop having an opinion.
Seng T'San

In the beginner’s mind there are many possibilities, but in the expert’s there are few
Shunryu Suzuki

This will never come again
Steve Hagen

What makes human life - which is inseparable from this moment - so precious is its fleeting nature. And not that it doesn't last but that it never returns again.
Steve Hagen

Letting go is the lesson. Letting go is always the lesson. Have you ever noticed how much of our agony is all tied up with craving and loss?
Susan Gordon Lydon

Walk as if you are kissing the Earth with your feet.
Thich Nhat Hanh

How people treat you is their karma; how you react is yours.
Wayne W. Dyer

The more you know, the less you need.
Yvon Chouinard

Flow with whatever may happen, and let your mind be free: Stay centered by accepting whatever you are doing. This is the ultimate.
Zhuangzi

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