Only when you can be extremely pliable and soft can you be extremely hard and strong.
More quotes by Zen Proverb
Learning Zen is a phenomenon of gold & dung. Before you learn it, it’s like gold; after you learn it, it’s like dung.
When an ordinary man attains knowledge, he is a sage; when a sage attains understanding, he is an ordinary man.
Let go over a cliff, die completely, and then come back to life – after that you cannot be deceived.
More quotes about Faith
Do not believe in anything simply because you have heard it. Do not believe in anything simply because it is spoken and rumored by many. Do not believe in anything simply because it is found written in your religious books. Do not believe in anything merely on the authority of your teachers and elders. Do not believe in traditions because they have been handed down for many generations. But after observation and analysis, when you find that anything agrees with reason and is conducive to the good and benefit of one and all, then accept it and live up to it.
It is by the goodness of God that in our country we have those three unspeakably precious things: freedom of speech, freedom of conscience, and the prudence never to practice either of them.
You’ve got to have something to eat and a little love in your life before you can hold still for any damn body’s sermon on how to behave.
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.
Great morning!! Dear God, from the bottom of my heart, thank you for EVERYTHING! Especially my healthy baby girl!