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.

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

Zen: Seeing into one's own nature.

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

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.

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.

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

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

Motivational Zen Stories
The Zen Master and the Beautiful Girl
Zen Master and the Little Boy Motivational Story

Zen Habits Articles
Zen and the Art of Experiencing Inner Calm

1 comment:

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


    Yes having a vision can inspire you beyond your believe, rather than following others blindly.