Saturday, July 30, 2016

Just Another Zen Quotes

It is not the pointing finger.
It is the direction.
It is not the Path.
It is the Walking.
There are only two mistakes one can make along the road to truth; not going all the way, and not starting.
Buddha
Be grateful for everything you have, stay away from people who are negative, smile and keep running.
Fauja Singh-100 year old marathon runner
To pierce through the illusion of separateness, to realize that which lies beyond duality — that is a goal worthy of a lifetime.
Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.
Leonardo da Vinci
The Zen master said: who oppresses you?
The man who sought freedom said: No one!
The Zen master said: Then why do you desire for liberation?
One pupil said: I think therefore I am.
The master said: You think you are.
One pupil said: I am what I think.
The master said: Fat chance!
The finger pointing to the moon is not the moon.
Ceci N’est Pas Une Pipe.
Follow the direction not the sign.
Before enlightenment – chop wood, carry water.
After enlightenment – chop wood, carry water.
Zen Buddhist Proverb
All that we are is the result of what we have thought.
The mind is everything.
What we think we become.
Pupil: Some people call you a cynic.
Master: What is cynicism?
Pupil: The notion that nothing has any use.
Master: What a useless idea!
Be soft in your practice.
Think of the method as a fine silvery stream, not a raging waterfall.
Follow the stream.
Sheng-yen
The quieter you become, the more you are able to hear.
Lao Tzu