“The quieter you become, the more you are able to hear.” – Zen proverb

“Do not seek the truth, only cease to cherish opinions.” – Seng-ts’an

“If you understand, things are just as they are; if you do not understand, things are just as they are.” – Zen saying

“Let go or be dragged.” – Zen proverb

“The obstacle is the path.” – Zen proverb

“In the beginner’s mind, there are many possibilities. In the expert’s mind, there are few.” – Shunryu Suzuki

“The only Zen you find at the top of the mountain is the Zen you bring with you.” – Robert M. Pirsig

“When you reach the top of the mountain, keep climbing.” – Zen proverb

“Be master of mind rather than mastered by mind.” – Zen proverb

“Let go of comparing. All you have is this precious moment.” – Zen proverb

“When walking, walk. When eating, eat.” – Zen proverb

“Just be ordinary and nothing special. Eat your food, move your bowels, pass water, and when you’re tired, go and lie down. The ignorant will laugh at me, but the wise will understand.” – Linji Yixuan

“The more you know, the less you need.” – Zen proverb

“To follow the path, look to the master, follow the master, walk with the master, see through the master, become the master.” – Zen proverb LOVE HARUKI MURAKAMI QUOTES

“Life is too important to be taken seriously.” – Zen proverb

“The greatest compassion is the prevention of human suffering through patience, alertness, courage, and kindness.” – Zen proverb

“Before enlightenment, chop wood, carry water. After enlightenment, chop wood, carry water.” – Zen proverb

“You should sit in meditation for twenty minutes every day—unless you’re too busy. Then you should sit for an hour.” – Zen proverb

“Sometimes the best way to solve a problem is to simply stop participating in the problem.” – Zen proverb

“Nothing ever goes away until it has taught us what we need to know.” – Pema Chödrön

“The present moment is the only moment available to us, and it is the door to all moments.” – Thich Nhat Hanh

“The sun does not shine for a few trees and flowers, but for the wide world’s joy.” – Zen proverb

“The wise man sees the universe as himself, the small man sees himself as the universe.” – Zen proverb

“You are not a drop in the ocean. You are the entire ocean in a drop.” – Rumi

“Realize deeply that the present moment is all you have. Make the NOW the primary focus of your life.” – Eckhart Tolle

“The way out is through the door. Why is it that no one will use this method?” – Confucius