Friday, September 07, 2007

Zen Summary V

When we are not sure, we are alive. - Graham Greene

To imagine that Zen is mysterious is the first grave mistake which many make about it. - D. T. Suzuki

The first mystery is simply that there is a mystery. A mystery that can never be explained or understood. Only encountered form time to time. - Lawrence Kushner

Forget not that the earth likes to feel your bare feet and the wind longs to play with your hair. - Kahlil Gibran

God builds his temple in the heart on the ruins of churches and religions. - Ralph Waldo Emerson

The knowledge of the ancients was perfect. How perfect? At first they did not know that there were things. This is the most perfect knowledge -- nothing can be added. Next, they knew that there were things, but did not make distinctions between them. Next they made distinctions, but did not pass judgment. When that started to pass judgment, the Tao was destroyed. -- Chuang-Tzu

Zen has been used for healing people’s sicknesses, but it has also been used by the samurai for chopping of peoples heads! - Alan Watts

1 comment:

Jan said...

I like what Ralph Waldo Emerson had to say!

I like what Alan Watts had to say, too! :)