Saturday, April 2, 2011

Zen Proverbs

Top Ten Zen Proverbs

  • 10: If you cannot find the truth right where you are, where else do you expect to find it?

  • 9: So little time, so little to do.

  • 8: Possessing much knowledge is like having a thousand foot fishing line with a hook, but the fish is always an inch beyond the hook.

  • 7: The quieter you become, the more you can hear.

  • 6: If you understand, things are just as they are; if you do not understand, things are just as they are.

  • 5: When you get to the top of the mountain, keep climbing.

  • 4: Zen is not some kind of excitement, but merely concentration on our usual everyday routine.

  • 3: To set up what you like against what you do not like - this is the disease of the mind.

  • 2: Nothing is exactly as it seems, nor is it otherwise.

  • 1: Even a good thing is not as good as nothing.

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