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The feminine is more powerful than the masculine, the soft is more powerful than the hard, the water is more powerful than the rock. (Quote by - Osho)

Yes, when you see for the first time, a great laughter arises in you - the laughter about the whole ridiculousness of your misery, the laughter about the whole foolishness of your problems, the laughter about the whole absurdity of your suffering. (Quote by - Osho)

Children are natural Zen masters; their world is brand new in each and every moment. (Quote by - John Bradshaw)

Love is an irresistible desire to be irresistibly desired. (Quote by - Robert Frost)

There is nothing you can see that is not a flower; there is nothing you can think that is not the moon. (Quote by - Basho)

In Zen, poverty is voluntary, and considered not really as poverty so much as simplicity, freedom, unclutteredness. (Quote by - Alan Watts)

To what shall I liken the world? Moonlight, reflected in dewdrops. Shaken from a crane's bill. (Quote by - Dogen)

Do not seek the truth. Only cease to cherish opinions. (Quote by - Zen Wisdom)

Zen in it's essence is the art of seeing into the nature of one's being, and it points the way from bondage to freedom (Quote by - D.I.Suzuki)

The disciple is not hankering for knowledge; he wants to see, not to know. He wants to be. He is no longer interested in having more knowledge; he wants to have more being. (Quote by - Osho)

Zen teaches that once we can open up to the inevitability of our demise, we can begin to transform that situation and lighten up about it. (Quote by - Allen Kleinv

We can see unmistakeably that there is an inner relationship between Zen and the warrior's life. (Quote by - D. T. Suzuki)

Zen is not morality, it is aesthetics. It does not impose a code of morality. it does not give you any commandments: do this, don't do that. (Quote by - Osho)

A Zen master used to say, It is clear and so it is hard to see. A dunce once searched for a fire with a lighted lantern. Had he known what fire was, he could have cooked his rice much sooner. (Quote by - Osho)

Refraining from all evil, not clinging to birth and death, working in deep compassion for all sentient beings, respecting those over you and pitying those below you, without any detesting or desiring, worrying or lamentation - this is what is called Buddha. Do not search beyond it. (Quote by - Dogen)

This is the Zen approach: nothing is there to be done. There is nothing to do. One has just to be. Have a rest and be ordinary and be natural. (Quote by - Osho)

The spaces between your fingers were created so that another's could fill them in. (Quote by - Anonymous)

In autumn even though I may see it again, how can I sleep with the moon this evening? (Quote by - Dogen)

Zen says: be empty. Look without any idea. Look into the nature of things but with no idea, with no prejudice, with no presupposition. (Quote by - Osho)

Zen Buddhism is a discipline where belief isn't necessary. (Quote by - David Sylvian)

The mind that does not understand is the Buddha. There is no other. (Quote by - Ma-tsu)

God is a synergetic experience. Science can never reveal it, philosophy can never come to it - only a poetic approach, a very passive, very loving approach, can. (Quote by - Osho)

I made a photograph of a garden in Kyoto, the Zen garden, which is a rectangle. But a photograph taken from any one point will not show, well it shows a rectangle, but not with ninety degree angles. (Quote by - David Hockney)

The master in the art of living makes little distinction between his work and his play, his labor and his leisure, his mind and his body, his information and his recreation, his love and his religion. He hardly knows which is which. He simply pursues his vision of excellence at whatever he does, leaving others to decide whether he is working or playing. To him he is always doing both. (Quote by - Zen Wisdom)

How can you think and hit at the same time? (Quote by - Yogi Berra)


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