Zen Quotes

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Zen Quotes and Sayings
Zen Quotes and Sayings

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

When the mind is exhausted of images, it invents its own.
Gary Snyder

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.

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

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

The world is filled with love-play, from animal lust to sublime compassion.
Alan Wilson Watts

The only Zen you find on the tops of mountains is the Zen you bring up there
Robert M. Pirsig

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

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

we're lost where the mind can't find us utterly lost

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?

It is the power of the mind to be unconquerable.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca

The ultimate goal of farming is not the growing of crops, but the cultivation and perfection of human beings.
Masanobu Fukuoka

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

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

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

When you blame, you open up a world of excuses, because as long as you're looking outside, you miss the opportunity to look inside, and you continue to suffer.
Donna Quesda

don't wait for the man standing in the snow to cut off his arm help him now

Just as parents care for their children, you should bear in mind the whole universe.

it isn't that we're alone or not alone whose voice do you want mine? yours?

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