Monday, July 18, 2016

The Way and Non-Striving

“The search for happiness is one of the chief sources of unhappiness.”
– Eric Hoffer
“The resistance to the unpleasant situation is the root of suffering.”
– Ram Dass
“For things to reveal themselves to us, we need to be ready to abandon our views about them.”
– Thích Nhat Hanh
“If you are unable to find the truth right where you are, where else do you expect to find it?”
– Dogen
“The meaning of life is just to be alive. It is so plain and so obvious and so simple. And yet, everybody rushes around in a great panic as if it were necessary to achieve something beyond themselves.”
– Alan Watts
“Life isn’t as serious as the mind makes it out to be.”
– Eckhart Tolle
“Man suffers only because he takes seriously what the gods made for fun.”
– Alan Watts
“Muddy water is best cleared by leaving it alone.”
– Alan Watts
“The greatest effort is not concerned with results.”
– Atisha
“When I feel like dancing, I dance. I don’t care if anyone else is dancing or if everyone else is laughing at me. I dance.”
– Rachel Danson
“A follower of the way has neither form nor shape, neither root nor trunk; nor dwelling place; like a fish leaping in the water.”
– Rinzai Zen proverb
“I cannot tell you any spiritual truth that you don’t know already. All I can do is remind you of what you have forgotten.”
– Eckhart Tolle
“Every being is in search of truth, but small fears go on preventing you.”
– Osho
“All true artists, whether they know it or not, create from a place of no-mind, from inner stillness.”
– Eckhart Tolle