Sunday, March 22, 2009

Short Zen Quotes to Motivate You

Zen moments in life are very motivating. Zen quotes wake up the self and help ponder the beauty of self.

The mind that does not understand is the Buddha. There is no other.
Ma Su

To a mind that is still, the whole universe surrenders.
Chuang-tzu

Everything just as it is, as it is, as is.
Robert Aitken

Zen: Seeing into one's own nature.
Hui-neng

Do not seek to follow in the footsteps of the men of old; seek what they sought.
Basho

Water which is too pure has no fish.
Ts'ai Ken T'an

We take refuge in pride because we are afraid to tell the truth to ourselves.
Kakuzo Okakura

All conditioned things are impermanent.
Buddha

The quieter you become, the more you can hear.
Baba Ram Dass

Without the tao, kindness and compassion are replaced by law and justice.
Lao Tzu

Each night the Tree of Nut out of naught knits neat nuts.
Saiom Shriver

The mind of the past is ungraspable.
Diamond Sutra

Nothing in the cry of cicadas suggests they are about to die.
Basho

Remembering a wrong is like carrying a burden on the mind.
Buddha

Kindness should become the natural way of life, not the exception.
Buddha

Motivational Zen Stories
The Zen Master and the Beautiful Girl
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