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30+ Zen Quotes

Zen brings the inner calmness of a mind. Zen brings the enlightenment of the mind. This is a collection of 32 Zen quotes and sayings.

Zen is not some kind of excitement, but concentration on our usual everyday routine. - Shunryu Suzuki
Zen does not confuse spirituality with thinking about God while peeling potatoes. Zen spirituality is just to peel the potatoes. - Alan Watts
Only the hand that erases can write the true thing. - Meister Eckhart
People living deeply have no fear of death. - Anais Nin
Zen is a liberation from time. - Alan Wilson Watts
You will not be punished for your anger, you will be punished by your anger. - Buddha
In a mind clear as still water, even the waves, breaking, are reflecting its light. - Dogen Zenji
If your mind isn't clouded by unnecessary things, this is the best season of your life. - Wu-Men
What was never lost can never be found. - Zen Saying
It is the power of the mind to be unconquerable. - Seneca
Harmonizing opposites by going back to their source is the distinctive quality of the Zen attitude, the Middle Way: embracing contradictions, making a synthesis of them, achieving balance. - Taisen Deshimaru
Nothing can be gained by extensive study and wide reading. Give them up immediately. - Dōgen
Work out your own salvation. Do not depend on others. - Buddha
Guilt, regret, resentment, sadness & all forms of non forgiveness are caused by too much past & not enough presence. - Eckhart Tolle
Life is a journey. Time is a river. The door is ajar. - Jim Butcher
Before enlightenment; chop wood, carry water. After enlightenment; chop wood, carry water. - Buddha
Only the hand that erases can write the true thing. - Meister Eckhart
The more you know, the less you need. - Yvon Chouinard
It is easy to believe we are each waves and forget we are also the ocean. - Jon J. Muth
Not thinking about anything is Zen. Once you know this, walking, sitting, or lying down, everything you do is Zen. - Bodhidharma
To escape from the world means that one's mind is not concerned with the opinions of the world. - Dōgen
Consider your own place in the universal oneness of which we are all a part, from which we all arise, and to which we all return. - David Fontana
Zen teaches that if we can open up to the inevitability of our demise, we can begin to transform and lighten up about it. - Allen Klein
Humility before the flower at the timber line is the gate which gives access to the path up the open fell. - Dag Hammarskjöld
The zenith of the peak of mountains has to be balanced by the nadir of the depth of the seas. - Ackshat Deoli
Adversity is an opportunity for Change. - Zenyatta
Zen practice gets you out of your head and out working in the garden. - Marty Rubin
Zen: The art of living contentedly in the present, this is the natural state of consciousness for cats and can be learned by contemplating your kitty. - Globe Digests
Unlike many other traditions, in Zen, emphasis is placed on the direct experience of enlightenment—experiencing insight through meditation—rather than on the study of the sacred texts of Eastern traditions. - Benjamin W. Decker
Confidence level on zen. - Sabrina Newby
Keep Calm and Find Your Zen-ity. - Nanette Mathews
Zen is a path of liberation. It liberates you. It is freedom from the first step to the last. - Osho
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