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  • “Zen teaches that if we can open up to the inevitability of our demise, we can begin to transform and lighten up about it.” ~ Allen Klein
  • “We carry inside us the wonders we seek outside us.” ~ Rumi
  • “The way out is through the door. Why is it that no one will use this method?” ~ Confucius
  • “This is the real secret of life — to be completely engaged with what you are doing in the here and now. And instead of calling it work, realize it is play.” ~ Alan Watts
  • “If you have inner peace, nobody can force you to be a slave to the outer reality.” ~ Sri Chinmoy
  • “A great deal of intelligence can be invested in ignorance when the need for illusion is deep.” ~ Saul Bellow
  • “The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.” ~ Eleanor Roosevelt
  • “I’m here to tell you that the path to peace is right there, when you want to get away.” ~ Pema ChÃdrÃn
  • “Man suffers only because he takes seriously what the gods made for fun.” ~ Alan W. Watts
  • “Before enlightenment; chop wood, carry water. After enlightenment; chop wood, carry water.” ~ Buddha
  • “Recognize the ego for what it is: a collective dysfunction, the insanity of the human mind.” ~ Eckhart Tolle
  • “Fear is the path to the dark side. Fear leads to anger. Anger leads to hate. Hate leads to suffering.” ~ Yoda
  • “To study Buddhism is to study ourselves. To study ourselves is to forget ourselves.” ~ Dogen Zenji
  • “In the stillness of the mind I saw myself as I am – unbound.” ~ Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj
  • “Guilt, regret, resentment, sadness & all forms of nonforgiveness are caused by too much past & not enough presence.” ~ Eckhart Tolle
  • “Work out your own salvation. Do not depend on others.” ~ Buddha
  • “Zen is not an art, it’s not a religion. It’s a realisation.” ~ Gene Clark
  • “You should study not only that you become a mother when your child is born, but also that you become a child.” ~ Dogen Zenji
  • “Walk as if you are kissing the Earth with your feet.” ~ Thich Nhat Hanh
  • “Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and rightdoing there is a field. I’ll meet you there. When the soul lies down in that grass the world is too full to talk about.” ~ Jalaluddin Rumi
  • “What was never lost can never be found.” ~ Zen Saying
  • “Throughout this life, you can never be certain of living long enough to take another breath.” ~ Huang Po
  • “Life is a journey. Time is a river. The door is ajar.” ~ Jim Butcher
  • “One who conquers himself is greater than another who conquers a thousand times a thousand on the battlefield.” ~ Buddha
  • “Zen does not confuse spirituality with thinking about God while peeling potatoes. Zen spirituality is just to peel the potatoes.” ~ Alan Watts
  • “Practice is this life, and realization is this life, and this life is revealed right here and now.” ~ Maezumi Roshi
  • “Only the hand that erases can write the true thing.” ~ Meister Eckhart
  • “Meditation is the ultimate mobile device; you can use it anywhere, anytime, unobtrusively.” ~ Sharon Salzberg
  • “Zen is not some kind of excitement, but concentration on our usual everyday routine.” ~ Shunryu Suzuki
  • “I come to realize that mind is no other than mountains and rivers and the great wide earth, the sun and the moon and stars.” ~ Dogen Zenji

This post was last modified on October 14, 2019 3:18 am