Friday, July 15, 2016

Reality and the True Nature of Things

“You are a function of what the whole universe is doing in the same way that a wave is a function of what the whole ocean is doing.”
– Alan Watts
“At the still-point in the center of the circle one can see the infinite in all things.”
– Chuang Tzu
“In the scenery of spring, nothing is better, nothing worse; the flowering branches are; some long, some short.”
– Eicho
“There is no mistake in nature.”
– Byron Katie
“Still water has no mind to receive the image of the migrating geese.”
– Zen Proverb
“All the things that truly matter, beauty, love, creativity, joy and inner peace arise from beyond the mind.”
– Eckhart Tolle
“No snowflake ever falls in the wrong place.”
– Zen Proverb
“Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and rightdoing there is a field. I’ll meet you there.”
– Rumi
“Why is the tao so valuable? Because it is everywhere, and everyone can use it. This is why those who seek will find.”
– Lao Tzu
“Do not seek the truth, only cease to cherish your opinions.”
– Seng-ts’an
“Any experience of reality is indescribable!”
– R. D. Laing
“No thought, no reflection, no analysis, no cultivation, no intention; let it settle itself.”
– Tilopa
“You’re never given more pain than you can handle. You never, ever get more than you can take.”
– Byron Katie
“As a bee gathering nectar does not harm or disturb the color & fragrance of the flower; so do the wise move through the world.”
– Buddha
“Zazen is an activity that is an extension of the universe. Zazen is not the life of an individual, it’s the universe that’s breathing.”
– Dogen
“The whole moon and the entire sky are reflected in one dewdrop on the grass.”
– Dogen
“You are an aperture through which the universe is looking at and exploring itself.”
– Alan Watts
“Things are as they are. Looking out into the universe at night, we make no comparisons between right and wrong stars, nor between well and badly arranged constellations.”
– Alan Watts
“Through our eyes, the universe is perceiving itself. Through our ears, the universe is listening to its harmonies. We are the witnesses through which the universe becomes conscious of its glory, of its magnificence.”
– Alan Watts
“Tao in the world is like a river flowing home to the sea.”
– Lao Tzu
“Try to imagine what it will be like to go to sleep and never wake up… now try to imagine what it was like to wake up having never gone to sleep.”
– Alan Watts
“Who would then deny that when I am sipping tea in my tearoom I am swallowing the whole universe with it and that this very moment of my lifting the bowl to my lips is eternity itself transcending time and space?”
– D.T. Suzuki