21 Magnificent Zen Quotes.

Below are some of my favorite quotes from Zen and mindfulness teachers :

Read, practice and feel the bliss of Zen.

  1. “Awareness is the greatest agent for change.”
    – Eckhart Tolle
  2. “My experience is that the teachers we need most are the people we’re living with right now.”
    – Byron Katie
  3. “Self-realization is effortless. What you are trying to find is what you already are.”
    – Ramesh Balsekar
  4. “To understand everything is to forgive everything”
    – Gautama Siddhartha
  5. “Not thinking about anything is Zen. Once you know this, walking, sitting, or lying down, everything you do is Zen.”
    – Bodhidharma
  6. “At the still-point in the center of the circle one can see the infinite in all things.”
    – Chuang Tzu
  7. “All the things that truly matter, beauty, love, creativity, joy and inner peace arise from beyond the mind.”
    – Eckhart Tolle
  8. “No snowflake ever falls in the wrong place.”
    – Zen Proverb
  9. “Do not seek the truth, only cease to cherish your opinions.”
    – Seng-ts’an
  10. “Things are as they are. Looking out into the universe at night, we make no comparisons between right and wrong stars, nor between well and badly arranged constellations.”
    – Alan Watts
  11. “Tao in the world is like a river flowing home to the sea.”
    – Lao Tzu
  12. “If you are unable to find the truth right where you are, where else do you expect to find it?”
    – Dogen
  13. “Life isn’t as serious as the mind makes it out to be.”
    – Eckhart Tolle
  14. “The greatest effort is not concerned with results.”
    – Atisha
  15. “When I feel like dancing, I dance. I don’t care if anyone else is dancing or if everyone else is laughing at me. I dance.”
    – Rachel Danson
  16. “I cannot tell you any spiritual truth that you don’t know already. All I can do is remind you of what you have forgotten.”
    – Eckhart Tolle
  17. “Muddy water is best cleared by leaving it alone.”
    – Alan Watts
  18. “All true artists, whether they know it or not, create from a place of no-mind, from inner stillness.”
    – Eckhart Tolle
  19. “For things to reveal themselves to us, we need to be ready to abandon our views about them.”
    – Thích Nhat Hanh
  20. “Who would then deny that when I am sipping tea in my tearoom I am swallowing the whole universe with it and that this very moment of my lifting the bowl to my lips is eternity itself transcending time and space?”
    – D.T. Suzuki
  21. “Through our eyes, the universe is perceiving itself. Through our ears, the universe is listening to its harmonies. We are the witnesses through which the universe becomes conscious of its glory, of its magnificence.”
    – Alan Watts





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