Thursday, June 28, 2007

ZEN Summary

A while ago I talked about my 2007 Desk calendar being a Daily Zen. I’ve saved up a few and thought I’d share them with you now.

April 14 – The path of the enlightened one leaves no track – it is like the path of birds in the sky. - The Buddha
May 2 – Life is what one wants in one’s soul. - D. H. Lawrence
May 3 – A root is a flower that disdains fame. - Kahlil Gibran
May 19 – Shadow owes its birth to light. - John Gay
May 21 – To be satisfied with a little, is the greatest wisdom; and that that increaseth his riches, increaseth his cares; but a contented mind is a hidden treasure, and trouble findeth it not. - Akhenaton
June 7 – A school of trout passed by: the color of water. - Buson
June 12 – Self-reverence, self-knowledge, self-control – these three alone lead to sovereign power. - Alfred, Lord Tennyson
June 13 – “Childlikeness” has to be restored with long years of training in the art of self-forgetfulness. - D. T. Suzuki

3 comments:

Queen of Dysfunction said...

Dude, I am way too shallow for that stuff which is why I have a "Far Side" calendar. ;)

DNR said...

You shallow? Nah, some of your posts are very enlightening and very profound. Besides, anyone that is training to swim the SF Bay doesn’t need enlightening. I think they already have their shit together.

Wizened Wizard said...

These are wonderful, DNR. Thanks for sharing them.