You should study not only that you become a mother when your child is born, but also that you become a child.
More quotes by Dogen Zenji
To study Buddhism is to study the self. To study the self is to forget the self. To forget the self is to be awakened by all things.
More quotes about Faith
I do not believe in the creed professed by the Jewish church, by the Roman church, by the Greek church, by the Turkish church, by the Protestant church, nor by any church that I know of. My own mind is my own church.
What is a soul? It’s like electricity – we don’t really know what it is, but it’s a force that can light a room.
I feel the presence of a higher power. I believe that what you give is what you get. It’s universal law. I believe in the power of prayer and of words. I’ve learned that when you predict that negative things will happen, they do.
People in general are equally horrified at hearing the Christian religion doubted, and at seeing it practiced.
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.
Zazen is an activity that is an extension of the universe. Zazen is not the life of an individual, it’s the universe that’s breathing.
Each step along the Buddha’s path to happiness requires practising mindfulness until it becomes part of your daily life.
When you hear that all beings are Buddha, don’t fall into the error of thinking there’s more than one Buddha.