100 Best Zen Sayings And Proverbs That Will Make You Feel Peaceful

100 Best Zen Sayings And Proverbs That Will Make you Feel Peaceful

Best Zen Sayings And Proverbs

I’ve always loved the religious philosophy of Zen Buddhism, for many reasons, and one of those reasons is that just by speaking a few words, Zen masters are able to transmit tremendously important messages that are of immense value to all seekers on the path to spiritual awakening.

Here you will find for yourself a collection of some, 100 of the best zen sayings and proverbs of all time, which will hopefully help you see yourself and the world with new, fresh eyes.

100 Best Zen Sayings And Proverbs:

THE PRESENT MOMENT AND MINDFULNESS

1.“This is the real secret of life — to be completely engaged with what you are doing in the here and now. And instead of calling it to work, realize it is played.”- Alan Watts

2.“The only thing that is ultimately real about your journey is the step that you are taking at this moment. That’s all there ever is.”- Eckhart Tolle

Zen Sayings And Proverbs
Zen Sayings And Proverbs

3.“If you miss the present moment, you miss your appointment with life. That is very serious!”- Thich Nhat Hanh

4.“Practice is this life, and realization is this life, and this life is revealed right here and now.”- Maezumi Roshi

5.“If you want to change the world, start with the next person who comes to you in need.”- B. D. Schiers

6.“My experience is that the teachers we need most are the people we’re living with right now.”- Byron Katie

7.“Wherever you are, be there totally.”- Eckhart Tolle

Zen Sayings And Proverbs
Zen Sayings And Proverbs

8.“I’m here to tell you that the path to peace is right there when you want to get away.”- Pema Chödrön

9.“When you are present, you can allow the mind to be as it is without getting entangled in it.”- Eckhart Tolle

10.“Guilt, regret, resentment, sadness & all forms of non-forgiveness are caused by too much past & not enough presence.”- Eckhart Tolle

11.“Throughout this life, you can never be certain of living long enough to take another breath.”- Huang Po

12.“Awareness is the greatest agent for change.”- Eckhart Tolle

13.“When you do something, you should burn yourself up completely, like a good bonfire, leaving no trace of yourself.”- Shunryu Suzuki

14.“The art of living… is neither careless drifting on the one hand nor fearful clinging to the past on the other. It consists in being sensitive to each moment, in regarding it as utterly new and unique, in having the mind open and wholly receptive.”- Alan Watts

15.“The intuitive recognition of the instant, thus reality… is the highest act of wisdom.”- D.T. Suzuki

16.“Drink your tea slowly and reverently, as if it is the axis on which the world earth revolves – slowly, evenly, without rushing toward the future.”- Thich Nhat Hanh

17.“And when they played they really played. And when they worked they really worked.”- Dr. Seuss

Zen Sayings And Proverbs
Zen Sayings And Proverbs

INTERBEING

18.”Heaven and earth and I are of the same root, The ten-thousand things and I are of one substance.”- Seng-Chao

19.“It really boils down to this: that all life is interrelated. We are all caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly.”- Martin Luther King, Jr.

20.“Preparing food is not just about yourself and others. It is about everything!”- Shunryu Suzuki

21.“Things derive their being and nature by mutual dependence and are nothing in themselves”- Nagarjuna

22.“Nothing ever exists entirely alone. Everything is in relation to everything else.”- Buddha

23.“We are here to awaken from our illusion of separateness.”- Thích Nhat Hanh

24.“Heaven & earth & I are of the same root. Ten thousand things & I are of one substance.”- Sêng-Chao

AWAKENING AND EVERYDAY LIFE

25. If we don’t occupy ourselves with everything, then a peaceful mind will have nowhere to abide.”- Shen-hui

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