The whole moon and the entire sky are reflected in one dewdrop on the grass.— Dogen
Impressive Zen Proverb quotations
Be not afraid of going slowly, Be afraid of standing still.
If you cannot find the truth right where you are, where else do you expect to find it?
Let your mind wander in the pure and simple.
Be one with the infinite. Let all things take their course.
Own who you are.
Not thinking about anything is Zen. Once you know this, walking, sitting, or lying down, everything you do is Zen.
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?
Mind is everything. What we think, we become.
A wise man never knows all, only fools know everything.
Flow with whatever may happen and let your mind be free.
When the student is ready the teacher will appear.
Man suffers only because he takes seriously what the gods made for fun.
Words are free. It's how you use them, that may cost you.
Before enlightenment; chop wood, carry water. After enlightenment; chop wood, carry water.
I have lived with several Zen masters -- all of them cats.
The greatest effort is not concerned with results.
The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now.
The foot feels the foot when it feels the ground.
If you do not get it from yourself, where will you go for it?
What is the sound of one hand?
Knowledge is learning something every day. Wisdom is letting go of something every day.
Zen is not some kind of excitement, but concentration on our usual everyday routine.
To follow the path look to the master follow the master walk with the master see through the master become the master.
Those who know don't tell and those who tell don't know.
Skill is better than strength.
To accept some idea of truth without experiencing it is like a painting of a cake on paper which you cannot eat.
Zen is the enemy of analysis, the friend of intuition.
The Zen artist understands the ends of his art intuitively, and the last thing he would do is create categories; the avowed purpose of Zen is to eliminate categories! The true Zen-man holds to the old Taoist proverb, Those who know do not speak. Those who speak do not know.
When you get there, there isn't any there there.
I have lived with several masters - all of them cats.
Zen phrase says The instant you speak about a thing you miss the mark.
The Great Way is not difficult for those who have no preferences.