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11 Zen Quotes

The only Zen you find on tops of mountains is the Zen you bring there

Robert M. Pirsig Quotes

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Zen does not confuse spirituality with thinking about God while one is peeling potatoes. Zen spirituality is just to peel the potatoes.

Alan Watts Quotes

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We could say that meditation doesn't have a reason or doesn't have a purpose. In this respect it's unlike almost all other things we do except perhaps making music and dancing. When we make music we don't do it in order to reach a certain point, such as the end of the composition. If that were the purpose of music then obviously the fastest players would be the best. Also, when we are dancing we are not aiming to arrive at a particular place on the floor as in a journey. When we dance, the journey itself is the point, as when we play music the playing itself is the point. And exactly the same thing is true in meditation. Meditation is the discovery that the point of life is always arrived at in the immediate moment.

Alan Watts Quotes

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I think self-awareness is probably the most important thing towards being a champion.

Billie Jean King Quotes

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That Was Zen; This Is Tao

Shunryu Suzuki Quotes

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The tighter you squeeze, the less you have. The best leaders of all, the people know not they exist. They turn to each other and say We did it ourselves. The mind that does not understand is the Buddha. There is no other. •Ma-Tsu You cannot describe it or draw it. You cannot praise it enough or perceive it. No place can be found in which to put the Original Face; it will not disappear even when the universe is destroyed. •Mumon Learning Zen is a phenomenon of gold and dung. Before you understand it, it's like gold; after you understand it, it's like dung. •Zen Saying No thought, no reflection, no analysis, no cultivation, no intention; let it settle itself. •Tilopa When you pass through, no one can pin you down, no one can call you back. •Ying-An There are no mundane things outside of Buddhism, and there is no Buddhism outside of mundane things. •Yuan-Wu The only Zen you find on the tops of mountains is the Zen you bring up there. •Robert M. Pirsig Man stands in his own shadow and wonders why it's dark. •Zen Proverb Sit quietly, doing nothing, spring comes, and the grass grows by itself.

Ma-Tsu Quotes

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You cannot describe it or draw it. You cannot praise it enough or perceive it. No place can be found in which to put the Original Face; it will not disappear even when the universe is destroyed.

Mumon Quotes

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Life is a waste of time; time is a waste of life; so why waste your time when you could be having the time of your life?

Unknown Unknown Quotes

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Learning Zen is a phenomenon of gold and dung. Before you understand it, it's like gold; after you understand it, it's like dung.

Zen Saying Quotes

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The mind that does not understand is the Buddha. There is no other.

Ma-Tsu Quotes

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Each night the Tree of Nut out of naught knits neat nuts.

Saiom Shriver Quotes

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