50 Zen Quotes That Will Calm Your Mind

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1. “Have the fearless attitude of a hero and the loving heart of a child.” – Soyen Shaku

2. “Each morning, we are born again. What we do today is what matters most.” – Buddha

3. “We shape clay into a pot, but it is the emptiness inside that holds whatever we want.” – Lao Tzu

4. “Our prime purpose in this life is to help others. And if you can’t help them, at least don’t hurt them.” – Dalai Lama

5. “Pause. Drink Water. Revaluate.” – Avinash VS

6. “A Buddhist monk has a responsibility first and foremost to themselves, and that’s to find the truth each day in every part of their life.” – Frederick Lenz

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7. “When I feel like dancing, I dance. I don’t care if anyone else is dancing or if everyone else is laughing at me. I dance.“ – Rachel Danson

8. “Zen, per se, is not just an art, it’s not just a religion, it’s a realization.” – Gene Clark

9. “Your problems never cease. They just change.” – Phil Jackson

10. “Wisdom is always an overmatch for strength.” – Masanobu Fukuoka

11. “Always keep an open mind and a compassionate heart.” – David Fontana

12. “Approach the game with no preset agendas and you’ll probably come away surprised at your overall efforts.” – Phil Jackson

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13. “The good life can be as simple as just paying attention.” – Charlie Ambler

14. “Walk as if you are kissing the Earth with your feet.” – Thich Nhat Hanh

15. “Learning to let go should be learned before learning to get. Life should be touched, not strangled. You’ve got to relax, let it happen at times, and at others move forward with it.” – Ray Bradbury

16. “Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished.” – Lao Tzu

17. “Zen does not confuse spirituality with thinking about God while one is peeling potatoes. Zen spirituality is just to peel the potatoes.” – Alan Watts

18. “My blogging life is basically goalless. I like the zen nature of that, and paradoxically, it improves results.” – Seth Godin

19. “Have a mind that is open to everything and attached to nothing.” – Tilopa

20. “Well, for one thing, in the tradition of Zen that I’ve practiced, there is no prayerful worship and there is no affirmation of a deity.” – Leonard Cohen

21. “Do not let the behavior of others destroy your inner peace.” – Dalai Lama

22. “What was never lost can never be found.” – Taisen Deshimaru

23. “Those who are awake, live in a state of constant amazement.” – Buddha

24. “The true miracle is not walking on water or walking in air, but simply walking on this earth.” – Thich Nhat Hạnh

25. “The most important point is to accept yourself and stand on your two
feet.” – Shunryu Suzuki

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26. “Life is like stepping onto a boat which is about to sail out to sea and sink.” – Shunryu Suzuki

27. “Don’t seek, don’t search, don’t ask, don’t knock, don’t demand: relax.” – Osho

28. “Even death is not to be feared by one who has lived wisely.” – Buddha

29. “All that we are, is the result of what we have thought. The mind is everything. What we think, we become.” – Buddha

30. “Be master of mind rather than mastered by mind.” – Eckhart Tolle

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31. “The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.” – Lao Tzu

32. “The only Zen you can find on the tops of mountains is the Zen you bring up there.” – Robert M. Pirsig

33.”To understand everything is to forgive everything.” – Buddha

34. “Working out is my biggest hobby. It’s my Zen hour. I just zone out.” – Zac Efron

35. “Do not let ego get the best of you.” – Avinash VS

36. “Zen teaches that once we can open up to the inevitability of our demise, we can begin to transform that situation and lighten up about it.” – Allen Klein

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37. “There are only two ways to live your life. One is as if nothing is a miracle. The other is as if everything is a miracle.” – Albert Einstein

38. “Respect life, revere life. There is nothing more holy than life, nothing more divine than life.” – Osho

39. “When you seek it, you cannot find it.” –
Dalai Lama

40. “The trouble is, you think you have time.” – Buddha

41. “To a mind that is still, the whole universe surrenders.” – Chuang Tzu

42. “No blame, no reasoning, no argument, just understanding. If you understand, and you show that you understand, you can love, and the situation will change.” – Thich Nhat Hanh

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43. “I don’t have a preconception of a perfect day because if I did then it would ruin the day that I was living.” – Naval Ravikant

44. “The way I meditate is by being organized. I can get real Zen if I go home and tidy the front room.” – Anthony Joshua

45. “If you are depressed, you are living in the past. If you are anxious, you are living in the future. If you are at peace, you are living in the present.” – Lao Tzu

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46. “Realize that life will never be how you want it to be. Jump in regardless. The jump itself is living; its whole spectrum, its entire beauty.” – Mr. Mircea

47. “Whether you are a genius or an idiot, a thief or, like me, a Zen priest who has cultivated the mind for 30 years,  the mind anyway is subject to conditions.” – Zoketsu Norman Fischer

48. “I gave it my body and mind, but I have kept my soul.” – Jack Gardner

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49. “The problem with winning the rat race is: you’re still a rat.” – Lily Tomlin

50. “When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be.” – Lao Tzu

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