56 Motivational Zen Sayings

In this post, you will find amazing Zen sayings.

Zen Sayings


“Wherever you are, be there totally.” —Zen 


“When the shoe fits, the foot is forgotten.” —Zen 


“I read a lot of Zen books. And I grew up surfing, so that has always been my escape.” —Liam Hemsworth


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


“Inspiring others towards happiness brings you happiness.” —Zen 


“Happiness is simple. Everything we do to find it is complicated.” —Karen Maezen Miller


“Better to see the face than to hear the name.” —Zen 


“Silence isn’t empty, it’s full of answers.” —Zen 


“What was never lost can never be found.” —Zen 


“There is no need to have a deep understanding of Zen.” —Shunryu Suzuki


“You should sit in meditation for twenty minutes every day , unless you’re too busy; then you should sit for an hour.” —Zen 


“If you’re afraid of being grabbed by God, don’t look at a wall. Definitely don’t sit still.” —Zen 


“Only when you can be extremely pliable and soft can you be extremely hard and strong.” —Zen 


“The mind should be as a mirror.” —Zen


“Change how you see an see how you change.” —Zen 


“Be master of mind rather than mastered by mind.” —Zen 


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


“Daily life becomes our Zen training.” —Zen 


“When you get to the top of the mountain, keep climbing.” —Zen 


“If we don’t occupy ourself with everything, then peaceful mind will have nowhere to abide.” —Zen 


“It all depends on you. You can go on sleeping forever, you can wake up right this moment.” —Zen 


“One moon shows in every pool in every pool the one moon.” —Zen 


“The infinite is in the finite of every instant.” —Zen 


“Tension is who you think you should be. Relaxation is who you are.” —Zen 


“When you seek it, you cannot find it.” —Zen 



“Zen is not an art, it’s not a religion. It’s a realisation.” —Gene Clark


“Not thinking about anything is Zen. Once you know this, walking, sitting, or lying down, everything you do is Zen.” —Bodhidharma


“Medicine and disease cure each other. The entire earth is medicine. What is the self? ” —Zen 


“Learning Zen is a phenomenon of gold & dung. Before you learn it, it’s like gold; after you learn it, it’s like dung.” —Zen 


“Those who know don’t tell and those who tell don’t know.” —Zen 


“Move and the way will open.” Zen 


“Zen is not some kind of excitement, but concentration on our usual everyday routine.” —Shunryu Suzuki


“The truth knocks on the door and you say, “Go away, I’m looking for the truth,” and so it goes away Puzzling.” —Robert M.Pirsig


“If the problem has a solution, worrying is pointless; in the end the problem will be solved. If the problem has no solution, there is no reason to worry, because it can’t be solved.” —Zen


“Be master of mind rather than mastered by mind.” —Zen


“Still water has no mind to receive the image of the migrating geese.” —Zen


“Zen is not some kind of excitement, but concentration on our usual everyday routine.” —Shunryu Suzuki


“Do not seek the truth, only cease to cherish your opinions.” —Zen 


“When the student is ready, the teacher will appear.” —Zen


“It is the power of the mind to be unconquerable.” —Seneca


“No snowflake ever falls in the wrong place.” —Zen 


“No snowflake ever falls in the wrong place.” —Zen 


“The personal life deeply lived always expands into truths beyond itself.” —Zen 


“Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and rightdoing there is a field. I’ll meet you there.” —Zen 


“You may have a million desires to be in other places, doing other things, but you are not there, you are here.” —Zen


“From the withered tree, a flower blooms.” —Zen 


“Let go over a cliff, die completely, and then come back to life ,after that you cannot be deceived.” —Zen 


“Man stands in his own shadow and wonders why it is dark.” —Zen 


“The one who is good at shooting does not hit the center of the target.” —Unknown


“If you want to change the world, start with the next person who comes to you in need.” —B. D. Schiers


“When an ordinary man attains knowledge, he is a sage; when a sage attains understanding, he is an ordinary man.” —Zen

“Everything the same; everything distinct.” —Zen


“You will not be punished for your anger; you will be punished by your anger.” —Buddha


“No snowflake ever falls in the wrong place.” —Zen 


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