Only when you can be extremely pliable and soft can you be extremely hard and strong.
More quotes by Zen Proverb
When you hear that all beings are Buddha, don’t fall into the error of thinking there’s more than one Buddha.
Let go over a cliff, die completely, and then come back to life – after that you cannot be deceived.
More quotes about Faith
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.
If you are a Christian, you are in danger. If you decided to abandon your faith and become an atheist, you also are to be liquidated according to their concept. You are in danger if you decide to become a Muslim. It is not going to save you anyway because they believe traditional Islam is hostile to their goals.
The Christian’s Bible is a drug store. Its contents remain the same, but the medical practice changes.
Most people are bothered by those passages of Scripture they do not understand, but the passages that bother me are those I do understand.
I’ve been up the mountain and I had a choice. Should I come down? So I came down. God said, Okay, you’ve been up on the mountain, now you go down. You’re on your own, free. Check in later, but now you’re on your own.