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Zen says everything is divine so how can anything be special? All is special. Nothing is non-special so nothing can be special. (Quote by - Osho)

We are cups, constantly and quietly being filled. The trick is, knowing how to tip ourselves over and let the beautiful stuff out. (Quote by - Ray Bradbury)

The only Zen you can find on the tops of mountains is the Zen you bring up there. (Quote by - Robert M. Pirsig)

To the world you may be one person, but to one person you may be the world. (Quote by - Heather Cortez)

Love doesn't make the world go around. Love is what makes the Ride worthwhile. (Quote by - Franklin P. Jones)

It is by teaching that we teach ourselves, by relating that we observe, by affirming that we examine, by showing that we look, by writing that we think, by pumping that we draw water into the well. (Quote by - Henri Frederic Amiel)

The hottest love has the coldest end (Quote by - Socrates)

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 (Quotes by - D. T. Suzuki)

Those who see worldly life as an obstacle to Dharma see no Dharma in everyday actions. They have not yet discovered that there are no everyday actions outside of Dharma. (Quote by - Dogen)

One has to reach to the absolute state of awareness: that is Zen. You cannot do it every morning for a few minutes or for half an hour and then forget all about it. It has to become like your heartbeat. You have to sit in it, you have to walk in it. Yes, you have even to sleep in it. (Quote by - Osho )

Zen is the game of insight, the game of discovering who you are beneath the social masks. (Quote by - R. H. Blyth)

At my Rolling Stones' tour, the camera was a protection. I used it in a Zen way. (Quote by - Annie Leibovitz)

Don't seek, don't search, don't ask, don't knock, don't demand - relax. If you relax, it comes. If you relax, it is there. If you relax, you start vibrating with it. (Quote by - Osho)

Zen says that if you drop knowledge - and within knowledge everything is included; your name, your identity, everything, because this has been given to you by others - if you drop all that has been given by others, you will have a totally different quality to your being: innocence. This will be a crucifixion of the persona, the personality, and there will be a resurrection of your innocence. You will become a child again, reborn. (Quote by - Osho)

All that is great cannot be possessed - and that is one of the most foolish things man goes on doing. We want to possess. (Quote by - Osho)

No matter what verbal space you try to enclose Zen in, it resists, and spills over ... the Zen attitude is that words and truth are incompatible, or at least that no words can capture truth. (Quote by - DOUGLAS HOFSTADTER)

Pleasure of love lasts a moment, Pain of love lasts a lifetime. (Quote by - Bette Davis)

In Japanese art, space assumed a dominant role and its position was strengthened by Zen concepts. (Quote by - Stephen Gardiner)

Zen has no theory. It is a non-theoretical approach into reality. It has no doctrine and no dogma - hence it has no church, no priest, no pope. (Quote by - Osho)

Zen is mind-less activity, that is, Mind-ful activity, and it may often be advisable to emphasize the mind, and say, Take care of the thoughts and the actions will take care of themselves. (Quote by - R. H. Blyth)

The hardest thing to do is watch the one you love, love someone else. (Quote by - Anonymous)

Zen does not confuse spirituality with thinking about God while one is peeling potatoes. Zen spirituality is just to peel the potatoes. (Quote by - Alan Watts)

You cannot describe it or draw it. You cannot praise it enough or perceive it. No place can be found in which to put the Original Face; it will not disappear even when the universe is destroyed. (Quote by - Mumon)

The moon is brighter since the barn burned. (Quote by - Basho)

Pain is inevitable. Suffering is optional. (Quote by - Zen Wisdom)


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