Best Zen Famous Quotes & Sayings

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Top 54 Best Zen Sayings

#1. When you get there, there isn't any there there. - Author: Gertrude Stein
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#2. As a dialectical teacher, I have had many lives where I have taught Zen and Tibetan Buddhism and mysticism. I teach in many different modalites. But the theme that unites them - is love. - Author: Frederick Lenz
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#3. Zen professes
itself to be the spirit of Buddhism, but in fact it is the spirit of all
religions and philosophies, - Author: D.T. Suzuki
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#4. Zen is a path of liberation. It liberates you. It is freedom from the first step to the last. You are not required to follow any rules; you are required to find out your own rules and your own life in the light of awareness. - Author: Osho
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#5. Like the moon on the water, in a way. When you confront a Zen master, what you're really seeing are not his limitations but yours. - Author: Pico Iyer
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#6. You listen to people, you listen so deeply that you can hear their past lives,
The crackle of their funeral pyres, - Author: Dick Allen
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#7. I suppose what I like about Zen is that the teachers are constantly questioning your insight and challenging it, looking for sloppiness or laziness in it, and ways you can go past that. - Author: David O. Russell
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#8. Old age and death are in the natural course of things. There is nothing a doctor can do about them. - Author: Muso Soseki
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#9. Good times come and go. And bad times do the same. - Author: Steve Hagen
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#10. Your immediate experience is Tantric Zen. How aware are you of your immediate experience? - Probably not that aware. - Author: Frederick Lenz
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#11. Zen is to have the heart and soul of a little child. - Author: Takuan Soho
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#12. No person is ever wrong in how they experience their reality. - Author: Alaric Hutchinson
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#13. Zen does not confuse spirituality with thinking about God while one is peeling potatoes. Zen spirituality is just to peel the potatoes. - Author: Alan W. Watts
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#14. People say that practicing Zen is difficult, but there is a misunderstanding as to why. It is not difficult because it is hard to sit in the cross- legged position, or to attain enlightenment. It is difficult because it is hard to keep our mind pure and our practice pure in its fundamental sense. - Author: Shunryu Suzuki
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#15. There is nothing to learn, nothing to attain, nothing to explain, nothing to do, and no place to go - Author: Zen
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#16. What is a course of history, or philosophy, or poetry, no matter how well selected, or the best society, or the most admirable routine of life, compared with the discipline of looking always at what is to be seen? - Author: Henry David Thoreau
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#17. Work in a place that feels good to you. Select the best of that which is available. The Zen of working is just to do it, not to worry about it. Feel you would be doing it without the money. - Author: Frederick Lenz
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#18. Zen is just a lifestyle, your everyday life. It is doing your best at your job, relationships, health, hobbies, and other daily activities! - Author: Mika.
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#19. One has to adopt a sort of Zen calm, in which you know you wrote the best book that you could at the time. - Author: Daniel Handler
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#20. The mind's best trick is the illusion that it exists. - Author: Marty Rubin
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#21. Dr. Parent has been a great influence on my mental game. ZEN GOLF is the best book at connecting golf and the mind together. It's for everyone, it really helps, and you're really going to enjoy it. - Author: Vijay Singh
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#22. Sayings and Doings of Ta-zan') is one of the best Zen books. [FN#142] - Author: Kaiten Nukariya
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#23. Suzuki's works on Zen Buddhism are among the best contributions to the knowledge of living Buddhism ... We cannot be sufficiently grateful to the author, first for the fact of his having brought Zen closer to Western understanding, and secondly for the manner in which he has achieved this task. - Author: D.T. Suzuki
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#24. Throwing away Zen mind is correct Zen mind. Only keep the question, 'What is the best way of helping other people?' - Author: Seungsahn
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#25. Belief is at best an educated, informed conjecture about Reality. - Author: Steve Hagen
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#26. Everyone is doing the best they can with what they know, and we are all here to learn and grow. - Author: Alaric Hutchinson
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#27. Be YOU. There is nothing sexier than someone who is confident enough to be themselves, quirks and all. It is often your unique nature that separates you from the crowd in the best way possible for your romantic match to notice you. - Author: Alaric Hutchinson
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#28. He knows not where he's going,
For the ocean will decide,
Its not the destination,
It's the glory of the ride - Author: Edward Monkton
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#29. Clarity clattered into my thoughts and brought about a satori, an enlightenment, if you will. - Author: Stuart Ayris
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#30. If you ask Zen people they will say; tea is not something that you pour with unawareness and drink like any other drink. It is not a drink, it is meditation; it is prayer. So they listen to the kettle creating a melody, and in that listening they become more silent, more alert. - Author: Rajneesh
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#31. Man suffers only because he takes seriously what the gods made for fun. - Author: Alan W. Watts
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#32. Zen values the simple, concrete, living facts of everyday direct personal experience. - Author: James H. Austin
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#33. You will bring yourself the suffering you need to bring yourself so that you may awaken. - Author: T. Scott McLeod
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#34. Zen is the game of insight, the game of discovering who you are beneath the social masks. - Author: Reginald Horace Blyth
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#35. For Zen students a weed is a treasure. With this attitude, whatever you do, life becomes an art. - Author: Shunryu Suzuki
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#36. I'm a poet who practices Zen. And it's not, I'm somebody who practices Zen who writes poetry. There's no separation for me. - Author: Sam Hamill
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#37. We should live every day like people who have just been rescued from the moon. - Author: Thich Nhat Hanh
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#38. Every man now is responsible to create a buddhafield around himself, an energy field that goes on becoming bigger and bigger. Create as many vibrations of laughter, joy, celebration, as possible; dance, sing, let the whole of humanity by and by catch the fire of Zen and the wind of Zen. - Author: Rajneesh
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#39. Happiness will be fleeting if you constantly search for it in places that can be taken away. It's an inside job. - Author: Nikki Rowe
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#40. Zen: 'I kinda went about it all wrong last night, didn't I?
Melody: 'Kinda? It was a total fustercluck.'
- Author: Megan McCafferty
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#41. Mastery of impulse is achieved through taking pauses during life's contrasting situations. Mastery of impulse is about developing strong willpower that can be used to redirect the flow of energy in any situation. Mastery of impulse is about responding to the world with a sense of reason and peace. - Author: Alaric Hutchinson
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#42. Life and death are of supreme importance. Time swiftly passes by and opportunity is lost. Each of us should strive to awaken. Awaken! Take heed, do not squander your life. - Author: Dogen
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#43. Zen is the "spirit of the valley," not the mountaintop. - Author: Robert M. Pirsig
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#44. It is very possible to acknowledge another person's concerns without entering into their vibration. - Author: Alaric Hutchinson
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#45. We die, he said.
We die, I said. And kn owing this how do we live?
Knowing this, we live.
We live. - Author: Alan Spence
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#46. Most writers agree on the fact that Zen is not to be understood but to be lived; and far from being incompatible with the requirements of everyday life, Zen confers on it its own full revealing value. - Author: Robert Linssen
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#47. We cannot dim another person's light without first extinguishing our own. - Author: Alaric Hutchinson
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#48. Zen is discipline - the discipline of living life, the discipline of taking a breath, the discipline of not knowing and not trying to know. - Author: Frederick Lenz
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#49. Zen is meditation, the actual experience of life directly, immediately with no buffers. - Author: Frederick Lenz
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#50. The dizziness in the face of les espaces infinis
only overcome if we dare to gaze into them without any protection. And accept them as the reality before which we must justify our existence. For this is the truth we must reach to live, that everything is and we just in it. - Author: Dag Hammarskjold
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#51. Your Treasure House is in yourself, it contains all you need - Author: Hui Hai
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#52. All beliefs are equally valid. - Author: Alaric Hutchinson
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#53. This is Zen, and in Zen, as we all know ... anything goes! - Author: Frederick Lenz
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#54. Render unto meditation the things that are meditation's, and unto medication the things that are medication's. - Author: Barry Graham
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