Move and the way will open.  Zen Proverb

And the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we started and know the place for the first time.  T.S. Eliot

Nothing is more real than nothing. Samuel Beckett

And if there is not any such thing as a long time, nor the rest of your lives, nor from now on, but there is only now, why then now is the thing to praise and I am very happy with it.  Ernest Hemingway 


Zen is not some kind of excitement, but concentration on our usual everyday routine.  Shunryu Suzuk 

One touch of nature makes the whole world kin.  Shakespeare

In singing and dancing is the voice of the law.  Hakuin

The sun shines not on us, but in us. The rivers flow not past, but through us, thrilling, tingling, vibrating every fiber and cell of the substance of our bodies, making them glide and sing.  John Muir 

If you are in the future, then ego seems to be very substantial. If you are in the present the ego is a mirage, it starts disappearing.  Osho

The two exist because of the One, but hold not even to this One.  Hsin-hsin ming

The reverse side also has a reverse side.  Japanese Proverb

In the sun the butterfly wings like a church window.  Jack Kerouac



When there is no place that you have decided to call your own, then no matter where you go, you are always heading home.  Muso Soseki

All the fish needs is to get lost in water. All man needs is to get lost in Tao.  Chuang-Tzu

Things are always changing, so nothing can be yours.  Shunryu Suzuki

The knowledge beyond the knowledge is my knowledge.  Kabir



Be careful how you interpret the world: it is like that.  Erich Heller

We feel and know that we are eternal.  Edmund Spenser

A gloss on Descartes: Sometimes I think: and sometimes I am.  Paul Valery



Teach us delight in simple things, and mirth that has no bitter springs.  Rudyard Kipling

They arise spontaneously, the principles of all things. Water need not think to offer itself as a home for clear moonlight.  Sogi

Every situation, every moment is of infinite worth for it is representative of a whole eternity.  John Wolfgang von Goethe



The Truth is perfect like the vastness of space, With nothing wanting, nothing superfluous.  Hsin-hsin ming

Today is absolutely today. Today is not yesterday. Today is not tomorrow.  Ogui

Do not conquer the world with force, force only causes resistance.  Years of misery follow a great victory.  Lao Tze

When we return to the root, we gain the meaning. When we pursue the external objects, we lose the purpose. The moment we are enlightened within, We go beyond the voidness of a world confronting us.  Hsin-hsin ming



Those who know don't tell and those who tell don't know.  Zen Proverb

When you seek it, you cannot find it.  Zen Proverb

Who is it that hears this?  Bassui's "Essential Zen"

It is the stars not known to science that I would know, the stars which the lonely traveler knows.  Henry David Thoreau



Seize from every moment its unique novelty and do not prepare your joys.  Andre Gide

The infinite is the infinite of every instant.  Zen Proverb

Life is either a daring adventure or nothing. Security does not exist in nature, nor do the children of men as a whole experience it. Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than exposure.  Helen Keller

Not to be bound by rules, but to be creating one's own rules--this is the kind of life which Zen is trying to have us live.  D. T. Suzuki



Do not entertain hopes for realization, but practice all your life.  Milarepa

There is nothing left to you at this moment but to have a good laugh.  Zen Master

The believer is happy. The doubter is wise.  Greek Proverb 

Bellygoat boom at ache of day bang.  Jack Kerouac



Life, according to Zen, ought to be lived as a bird flies through the air, or as a fish swims in the water.  D. T. Suzuki

First thought, best thought.  Zen saying

Read not the times, read the eternities.  Henry David Thoreau

Wherever you are is the entry point.  Kabir



Who is awake and who is asleep?  Lalla

This sounds an extraordinary statement to make, but in fact all truth is very ordinary. It is peoples' fantasies of what is true that is so extraordinary.  Brian Perkins

Although the world is full of suffering, it is full also of the overcoming of it.  Helen Keller

If you understand, things are just as they are. If you do not understand, things are just as they are.  Zen Saying

Often I am still listening when the song is over.  Marquis de Saint-Lambert