The greatest effort is not concerned with results.
To accept some idea of truth without experiencing it is like a painting of a cake on paper which you cannot eat.
Let your mind wander in the pure and simple. Be one with the infinite. Let all things take their course.
A wise man makes his own decisions, an ignorant man follows the public opinion.
The Great Way is not difficult for those who have no preferences.
The foot feels the foot when it feels the ground.
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?
When the student is ready the teacher will appear.
If you do not get it from yourself, where will you go for it?
To follow the path look to the master follow the master walk with the master see through the master become the master.
Zen phrase says The instant you speak about a thing you miss the mark.
In the beginner's mind there are many possibilities, in the expert's mind there are few.
All that we are is the result of what we have thought; what we think we become.
The whole moon and the entire sky are reflected in one dewdrop on the grass.
Zen is not some kind of excitement, but concentration on our usual everyday routine.
If you cannot find the truth right where you are, where else do you expect to find it?
Flow with whatever may happen and let your mind be free.
Flow with whatever may happen and let your mind be free. Stay centered by accepting whatever you are doing. This is the ultimate.
The only Zen you can find on the tops of mountains is the Zen you bring up there.
Before enlightenment; chop wood, carry water. After enlightenment; chop wood, carry water.
The most important point is to accept yourself and stand on your two feet.
Do not seek to follow in the footsteps of the wise. Seek what they sought.
Sitting quietly, doing nothing, Spring comes, and the grass grows, by itself.
Those who know don't tell and those who tell don't know.
A flower falls, even though we love it; and a weed grows, even though we do not love it.
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