Before enlightenment; chop wood, carry water. After enlightenment; chop wood, carry water.
The only Zen you can find on the tops of mountains is the Zen you bring up there.
If you cannot find the truth right where you are, where else do you expect to find it?
Old friends pass away, new friends appear. It is just like the days. An old day passes, a new day arrives. The important thing is to make it meaningful: a meaningful friend - or a meaningful day.
However many holy words you read, However many you speak, What good will they do you If you do not act on upon them?
Be Content with what you have; rejoice in the way things are. When you realize there is nothing lacking, the whole world belongs to you.
Nothing ever exists entirely alone; everything is in relation to everythiong else.
If you light a lamp for somebody, it will also brighten your path.
All that we are is the result of what we have thought. The mind is everything. What we think, we become.
Flow with whatever may happen and let your mind be free. Stay centered by accepting whatever you are doing. This is the ultimate.
The most important point is to accept yourself and stand on your two feet.
Flow with whatever may happen and let your mind be free.
Mind is everything. What we think, we become.
Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible.
What you think you become.
All that we are is the result of what we have thought; what we think we become.
Every human being is the author of his own health or disease.
Don't seek, don't search, don't ask, don't knock, don't demand - relax.
When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be.
Health is the greatest gift, contentment the greatest wealth, faithfulness the best relationship.
Zen... does not confuse spirituality with thinking about God while one is peeling potatoes. Zen spirituality is just to peel the potatoes.
Where can I find a man who has forgotten words, so I can have a few words with him?
No thought, no reflection, no analysis, no cultivation, no intention; let it settle itself.
If your mind isn't clouded by unnecessary things, This is the best season of your life.
The journey of a thousand miles begins with a cash advance.
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