Zen Quotes

Best selected Zen quotes by some famous people of their times. These quotes about Zen will motivate and inspire you and will make you much wiser about the subject.

Zen does not confuse spirituality with thinking about God while one is peeling potatoes. Zen spirituality is just to peel the potatoes. Alan W. Watts
In studying the way, realizing it is hard; once you have realized it, preserving it is hard. When you can preserve it, putting it into practice is hard. Zen Saying
You cannot describe it or draw it. You cannot praise it enough or perceive it. No place can be found in which to put the Original Face; it will not disappear even when the universe is destroyed. Mumon
No thought, no reflection, no analysis, no cultivation, no intention; let it settle itself. Tilopa
The mind that does not understand is the Buddha. There is no other. Ma-Tsu
Learning Zen is a phenomenon of gold and dung. Before you understand it, it's like gold; after you understand it, it's like dung. Zen Saying
There are no mundane things outside of Buddhism, and there is no Buddhism outside of mundane things. Yuan-Wu
The ultimate path is without difficulty. Just avoid picking and choosing. Seng-Ts'an
When you pass through, no one can pin you down, no one can call you back. Ying-An
Let go over a cliff, die completely, and then come back to life -- after that you cannot be deceived. Zen Saying

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