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Christine Sherborne

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Zen Sayings to Ponder


Zen Sayings to Ponder

Wisdom comes from many sources. Take a moment to digest the following Zen sayings and maybe you will find a peal of great price.

Never forget: We are alive within mysteries.      Wendell Berry

Few among men are they who cross over to the further shore. The others merely run up and down the bank on this side.        The Dhammapada

The bird of paradise alights only upon the hand that does not grasp.       John Berry

By definition, human beings do not see or hear. I broke loose from definition.   Jelaluddin Rumi

Things don’t change. You change your way of looking, that’s all. Carlos Castaneda

Silence is the essential condition of happiness.  Heinrich Heine

Travelers, there is no path, paths are made by walking.  Antonio Machado

One may conquer in battle a thousand times a thousand men, yet he is the best who conquers himself.   The Dhammapada

Our entire life, with our fine moral code and our precious freedom, consists ultimately in accepting ourselves as we are.    Jean Anouilh

Although the world is full of suffering, it is also full of the overcoming of it.    Helen Keller

To sit without emotion, hope or aim

In the loved presence of my cottage fire

And listen to the flapping of the flame

Or kettle whispering its faint under song

William Wordsworth

We all want to be famous people, and the moment we want to be something we are no longer free.     J. Krishnamurti

You know these things as thoughts, but your thoughts are not your experiences, they are the echo and after-effect of your experiences: as when your room trembles after a carriage goes past. I however am sitting in the carriage, and often I am the carriage itself.           Friedrich Nietzsche

I hope these sayings give you something to think about and you find a benefit within them for yourself. For more articles about life and love please visit www.colourstory.com