If we are always demanding something out of life, then we will never be content. But if we accept life as it is, then we will know contentment.
Since everything is interrelated, since all things depend one upon another, nothing is absolute, nothing is separate, but all are part of the one indivisible whole.
So let the mind flow like water. Face life with a calm and quiet mind and everything in life will be calm and quiet.
In Zen, actions speak louder than words. Doing is more important than knowing, and knowledge which cannot be translated into action is of little worth.
Each season has its own beauty.
To practice meditation is to open the mind so that all of them may be enjoyed.
When each season comes we should enjoy it;
& when it goes, we should let it go and open our mind to the next season.
We all shed salty tears and shed red blood. All is one.
The beauty of Zen is found in simplicity and tranquility, in a sense of the all-embracing harmony of things.
In Zen Buddhism an action is considered good when it brings happiness and well-being to oneself and others, evil when it brings suffering and harm to oneself and others.
To practice Zen Buddhism is to train oneself to eliminate hatred, anger and selfishness and to develop loving-kindness towards all.
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