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  • Nameless
    Member
    • Apr 2013
    • 461

    Zen One Liners

    Those pithy remarks that really move us. Volumes of ideas expressed in only a few words. There's a lovely art to that, so figured it'd be cool to start a thread of handy Zen one liners. I'll kick it off with a classic and an original:

    "Form is no other than emptiness, emptiness no other than form."

    "Freedom comes not from independence, but interdependence."

    Gassho,
    John
  • Daitetsu
    Member
    • Oct 2012
    • 1145

    #2
    Great idea, John!

    "If you want to know me,
    look inside your heart."

    - Lao-Tsu

    Gassho,

    Daitetsu
    no thing needs to be added

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    • Jishin
      Member
      • Oct 2012
      • 4819

      #3
      Mu!

      Gassho, Jishin

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      • Ryumon
        Member
        • Apr 2007
        • 1689

        #4
        Could a greater miracle take place than for us to look through each other’s eyes for an instant?

        Henry David Thoreau, Walden.

        Gassho,

        Kirk
        ---
        Ryūmon (Kirk)
        流文

        SAT/LAH

        I know nothing.

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        • Erin
          Member
          • Aug 2014
          • 23

          #5
          God is Love, Gaius.
          -- Angel Six, Battlestar Galactica

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          • Jishin
            Member
            • Oct 2012
            • 4819

            #6
            Zen One Liners

            Not one, not two.
            Last edited by Jishin; 09-15-2014, 01:18 AM.

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            • Jishin
              Member
              • Oct 2012
              • 4819

              #7
              Bodhidharma replied, “Bring me your mind, and I will pacify it.”

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              • Sekishi
                Treeleaf Priest / Engineer
                • Apr 2013
                • 5666

                #8
                Everything you meet is your life
                -- Taigu (quoting someone else? I don't know.)
                Sekishi | 石志 | He/him | Better with a grain of salt, but best ignored entirely.

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                • Sekishi
                  Treeleaf Priest / Engineer
                  • Apr 2013
                  • 5666

                  #9
                  If you want to know the undying person in the hut, don't separate from this skin bag here and now.
                  -- Shitou
                  Sekishi | 石志 | He/him | Better with a grain of salt, but best ignored entirely.

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                  • Sekishi
                    Treeleaf Priest / Engineer
                    • Apr 2013
                    • 5666

                    #10
                    If you cannot find the truth right where you are, where else do you expect to find it?
                    -- Dogen
                    Sekishi | 石志 | He/him | Better with a grain of salt, but best ignored entirely.

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                    • Sekishi
                      Treeleaf Priest / Engineer
                      • Apr 2013
                      • 5666

                      #11
                      Enlightenment is intimacy with all things.
                      -- Dogen
                      Sekishi | 石志 | He/him | Better with a grain of salt, but best ignored entirely.

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                      • Sekishi
                        Treeleaf Priest / Engineer
                        • Apr 2013
                        • 5666

                        #12
                        Vast emptiness, nothing holy.
                        -- Bodhidharma
                        Sekishi | 石志 | He/him | Better with a grain of salt, but best ignored entirely.

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                        • Sekishi
                          Treeleaf Priest / Engineer
                          • Apr 2013
                          • 5666

                          #13
                          Attention. Attention. Attention.
                          -- Ichu
                          Sekishi | 石志 | He/him | Better with a grain of salt, but best ignored entirely.

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                          • Jishin
                            Member
                            • Oct 2012
                            • 4819

                            #14
                            No need to be defensive if there is no need to be defensive.

                            -- Jishin

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                            • Nindo

                              #15
                              Not always so.

                              - Suzuki Roshi

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