One must be deeply aware of the impermanence of the world.
More quotes by Dogen Zenji
I come to realize that mind is no other than mountains and rivers and the great wide earth, the sun and the moon and stars.
More quotes about Faith
The difference between what we do and what we are capable of doing would solve most the worlds problems.
If we could get all religions together on a common purpose-the elimination of jealousies and the things that make men covet another’s belongings, we would be a long way toward the goal of outmoding war, depression and poverty.
Harmonizing opposites by going back to their source is the distinctive quality of the Zen attitude, the Middle Way: embracing contradictions, making a synthesis of them, achieving balance.
If God would have wanted us to live in a permissive society He would have given us Ten Suggestions and not Ten Commandments.
You’re just left with yourself all the time, whatever you do anyway. You’ve got to get down to your own God in your own temple. It’s all down to you, mate.
When an ordinary man attains knowledge, he is a sage; when a sage attains understanding, he is an ordinary man.
I think every person should have some faith inside him, in his heart. What matters is not an external display of this faith, but the inner state of the soul.