Mexico "Way"

My stupid blurbs about anything and addition to the ups and downs of living in Cancun, Mexico.

Friday, January 19, 2007

Zen Quotes

I was going through my desk drawer and found a clip of Zen quotes. My friend Janie gave them to me a couple of years ago and with each day that would pass, there would be a new quote. I saved the ones I liked and figured I should post them on my blog so that I could get rid of the clutter but still keep the quotes.

Unfortunately, due to HURRICANE WILMA (biatch), they are looking a little sad and I've lost a few of them. Hopefully they will remain here for all of you to enjoy for years to come.

To live in fear and falsehood is worse than death.


Hatred never ceases through hatred. By compassion alone does it cease.


In thinking, keep to the simple.

In conflict, be fair and generous.

In governing, don't try to control.

In work, do what you enjoy.

In family life, be completely present.


He who grasps loses.

-Tao te Ching

Winter always turns to spring.


Memory is incomplete experience.


Not to have any desire whatsoever --

that is the way.


When you paint a dragon,

you paint his scales, not his bones;

when you see a man,

you see his face, not his heart.

-Chinese proverb

Zen has no business with ideas.

-D.T. Suzuki

The mind is everything,

what you think, you become.


Think with the whole body.

-Taisen Deshimaru

The warrior must only take care that his spirit is never broken.


Fall seven times, stand up eight.

-Japanese proverb

A truly wise person will not be carried away by any eight winds:

prosperity, decline, disgrace, honor, praise, censure, suffering, pleasure.


Reality has no inside, outside, or middle part.


Have much and be confused.

-Tao te Ching

The mind is host,

the body guest.

-Japanese saying

Every smile makes you a day younger;

every sigh a day older.

-Chinese proverb

The next message you need is right where you are.

-Baba Ram Dass

Never let life's hardships disturb you.

After all, no one can avoid problems,

not even saints or sages.


Tolerance and patience should not be read as signs of weakness.

They are signs of strength.

-Dalai Lama

Your teacher can open the door,

but you must enter by yourself.

-Chinese proverb

We tend to wear suits of armor

one over the other. . .We hope

we will not have to completely undress.

-Chogyam Trungpa

Those who know do not talk.

Those who talk do not know.

-Tao te Ching

Be like . . .

-Bruce Lee & Elizabeth


  • At 4:55 PM, January 19, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    To live in fear and falsehood is worse than death.


    I'm trying to figure out how to apply this one to my job...

  • At 10:58 AM, January 24, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    It puts the lotion on it's skin or it gets the hose again.

    GREENSKEEPERS & work biatch- LOTION

  • At 8:01 AM, January 20, 2010, Anonymous Anonymous said…

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