Before enlightenment, chop wood, carry water, after enlightenment chop wood, carry water.
Day after day the sun.
Do not permit the events of your daily life to bind you, but never withdraw yourself from them.
If we are facing in the right direction, all we have to do is keep on walking.
Knock on the sky and listen to the sound!
Knowledge is learning something new every day. Wisdom is letting go of something every day.
Man stands in his own shadow and wonders why it’s dark.
Move and the way will open.
No snowflake ever falls in the wrong place.
One moon shows in every pool; in every pool, the one moon.
Regardless of your lot in life, you can build something beautiful on it.
Ride your horse along the edge of a sword; hide yourself in the middle of flames.
Sit quietly, doing nothing, spring comes, and the grass grows by itself.
Stand up to your obstacles; do something about them. You will find that they haven’t half the strength you think they have.
The infinite is in the finite of every instant.
The more we attune to peace, the more radiant our lives become.
The opposite of a great truth is also true.
The tighter you squeeze, the less you have.
The water flows, but back into the ocean. The moon sinks, but is even in Heaven.
Time passes quickly and opportunity is lost. Each of us must strive to awaken. Do not squander your lives.
Touch the hole in your life, and there flowers will bloom.