Zen Quotes

Zen is a double-edged sword, killing words and thoughts, yet at the same time, giving them life. Although beyond human intellect and philosophy, Zen is their root and source.

Masao Abe

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

D.I.Suzuki

You become that which you think you are. Or, it is not that you become it, but that the idea gets very deeply rooted - and that's what all conditioning is.

Osho

For Zen, man is the goal; man is the end unto himself. God is not something above humanity, God is something hidden within humanity. Man is carrying God in himself as a potentiality.

Osho

Zen lives in the present. The Whole teaching is: how to be in the present; how to get out of the past which is no more and how not to get involved in the future which is not yet, and just to be rooted, centered, in that which is.

Osho

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

Shunryu Suzuki

Zen is the game of insight, the game of discovering who you are beneath the social masks.

R. H. Blyth

Zen is mind-less activity, that is, Mind-ful activity, and it may often be advisable to emphasize the mind, and say, Take care of the thoughts and the actions will take care of themselves.

R. H. Blyth

Zen opens a man's eyes to the greatest mystery as it is daily and hourly performed; it enlarges the heart to embrace eternity of time and infinity of space in its every palpitation; it makes us live in the world as if walking in the garden of Eden

D. T. Suzuki

Zen says: be empty. Look without any idea. Look into the nature of things but with no idea, with no prejudice, with no presupposition.

Osho

Zen says everything is divine so how can anything be special? All is special. Nothing is non-special so nothing can be special.

Osho

Zen is not a philosophy, it is poetry. It does not propose, it simply persuades. It does not argue, it simply sings its own song.

Osho

Zen is non-serious. Zen has a tremendous sense of humor. No other religion has evolved so much that it can have that sense of humor.

Osho

Zen is all-inclusive. It never denies, it never says no to anything; it accepts everything and transforms it into a higher reality.

Osho

Zen is a totally different kind of religion. It brings humanness to religion. It is not bothered about anything superhuman; its whole concern is how to make ordinary life a blessing.

Osho

The Power Of Failure: We Get To Decide What It Means

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Updated On : May 01, 2009
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