Quotes and Inspiration

API Tag: dogen
“Life and death are of supreme importance. Time swiftly passes by and opportunity is lost.”
“If he cannot stop the mind that seeks after fame and profit, he will spend his life without finding peace.”
“I live by letting things happen.”
“A zen master's life is one continuous mistake.”
“If you want to see things just as they are, then you yourself must practice just as you are.”
“If you are unable to find the truth right where you are, where else do you expect to find it?”
“Prefer to be defeated in the presence of the wise than to excel among fools.”
“Enlightenment is intimacy with all things.”
“A fool sees himself as another, but a wise man sees others as himself.”
“Do not think you will necessarily be aware of your own enlightenment.”
“One must be deeply aware of the impermanence of the world.”
“To escape from the world means that one's mind is not concerned with the opinions of the world.”
“Do not follow the ideas of others, but learn to listen to the voice within yourself.”
“Those who seek the easy way do not seek the true way.”
“To be in harmony with the wholeness of things is not to have anxiety over imperfections.”
“Awaken. Take heed, do not squander your life.”
“A flower falls, even though we love it; and a weed grows, even though we do not love it.”

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