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

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


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

26.“Flow with whatever may happen and let your mind be free: Stay centered by accepting whatever you are doing. This is the ultimate.”- Chuang

27.“The Buddha talked about saving all beings from delusion, not converting them to a new religion.”- Buddhism Now

28.“Let your mind wander in the pure and simple. Be one with the infinite. Let all things take their course.”- Chuang Tzu

29.“Let go over a cliff, die completely, and then come back to life — after that, you cannot be deceived.”- Zen Proverb

30.“People sleep, and when they die they wake.”- Muhammad

31.“Today, you can decide to walk in freedom. You can choose to walk differently. You can walk as a free person, enjoying every step.”- Thich Nhat Hanh

32.“When an ordinary man attains knowledge, he is a sage; when a sage attains understanding, he is an ordinary man.”- Zen Proverb

33.“The personal life deeply lived always expands into truths beyond itself.”- Anais Nin

34.“Each step along the Buddha’s path to happiness requires practicing mindfulness until it becomes part of your daily life.”- Henepola Gunaratana

35.“Power over others is weakness disguised as strength. True power is within & available to you now.”- Eckhart Tolle

36.“Body and mind dropped off.”- Dogen describing enlightenment

37.“Self-realization is effortless. What you are trying to find is what you already are.”- Ramesh Balsekar

38.“When the mind is perfectly clear, what is is what we want.”- Byron Katie

39.“The way out of life & death is not some special technique; the essential thing is to penetrate to the root of life & death.”- Bucko

40.“The aim of spiritual life is to awaken a joyful freedom, a benevolent and compassionate heart in spite of everything.”- Jack Kornfield

41.“People usually consider walking on water or in thin air a miracle. But I think the real miracle is not to walk either on water or in thin air, but to walk on earth. Every day we are engaged in a miracle which we don’t even recognize: a blue sky, white clouds, green leaves, the black, curious eyes of a child — our own two eyes. All is a miracle.”- Thích Nhat Hanh

42.“Not thinking about anything is Zen. Once you know this, walking, sitting, or lying down, everything you do is Zen.”- Bodhidharma

43.“It’s not about approving or liking, but just being able to allow the world to be the way it is without resenting, hating, or judging it.”- Buddhism Now

44.“Only when you can be extremely pliable and soft can you be extremely hard and strong.”- Zen Proverb

45.“It all depends on you. You can go on sleeping forever, you can wake up right this moment.”- Osho

46.“To understand everything is to forgive everything”- Gautama Siddhartha

47.“Any enlightenment which requires to be authenticated, certified, recognized, congratulated, is false, or at least incomplete.”- R.H. Blyth

48.“To follow the path, look to the master, follow the master, walk with the master, see through the master, become the master.”- Zen Proverb

49.“Learning Zen is a phenomenon of gold & dung. Before you learn it, it’s like gold; after you learn it, it’s like dung.”- Zen Proverb


50.“You are a function of what the whole universe is doing in the same way that a wave is a function of what the whole ocean is doing.”- Alan Watts

51.“At the still-point in the center of the circle, one can see the infinite in all things.”- Chuang Tzu

52.“No snowflake ever falls in the wrong place.”- Zen Proverb

53.“Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and right-doing, there is a field. I’ll meet you there.”- Rumi

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