Flow with whatever may happen and let your mind be free. Stay centered by accepting whatever you are doing. This is the ultimate.
Man suffers only because he takes seriously what the gods made for fun.
Sitting quietly, doing nothing, Spring comes, and the grass grows, by itself.
Before enlightenment; chop wood, carry water. After enlightenment; chop wood, carry water.
When you get there, there isn't any there there.
To accept some idea of truth without experiencing it is like a painting of a cake on paper which you cannot eat.
If you do not get it from yourself, where will you go for it?
Do not seek to follow in the footsteps of the wise. Seek what they sought.
If you cannot find the truth right where you are, where else do you expect to find it?
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.
Mind is everything. What we think, we become.
Those who know don't tell and those who tell don't know.
Not thinking about anything is Zen. Once you know this, walking, sitting, or lying down, everything you do is Zen.
The foot feels the foot when it feels the ground.
When you do something, you should burn yourself up completely, like a good bonfire, leaving no trace of yourself.
When the student is ready the teacher will appear.
The Great Way is not difficult for those who have no preferences.
All that we are is the result of what we have thought. The mind is everything. What we think, we become.
Let your mind wander in the pure and simple. Be one with the infinite. Let all things take their course.
A flower falls, even though we love it; and a weed grows, even though we do not love it.
Flow with whatever may happen and let your mind be free.
Zen phrase says The instant you speak about a thing you miss the mark.
The whole moon and the entire sky are reflected in one dewdrop on the grass.
The only Zen you can find on the tops of mountains is the Zen you bring up there.
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