Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Zen Quotations: Part II

More Zen quotations:

“Freeing oneself from the mind is total liberation.” -- Bodhidarma

“Not thinking about anything is Zen. Once you know this, walking, standing, sitting, or lying down, everything you do is Zen.” -- Bodhidarma

“All the fish needs is to get lost in water. All man needs is to get lost in Tao [the Way].” -- Chuang-Tzu

“Life, according to Zen, ought to be lived as a bird flies through the air, or as a fish swims in the water.” -- D.T. Suzuki

"If you have a glass full of liquid you can discourse forever on its qualities, discuss whether it is cold, warm, whether it is really and truly composed of H2O, or mineral water, or saki. Zazen is drinking it." -- Taisen Deshimaru

“When everything is seen as One, we return to the source and stay where we have always been.” -- Seng-t’san

“Zen opens a man’s eyes to the greatest mystery as it is daily and hourly performed; it enlarges the heart to embrace eternity of time and infinity of space in its every palpitation; it makes us live in the world as if walking in the garden of Eden.” -- D.T. Suzuki

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