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When walking, walk. When eating, eat.

Nothing on earth can overcome an absolutely nonresistant person.

When an ordinary man gains knowledge, he is a sage;
when a sage gains understanding, he is an ordinary man. 

Do not seek to follow in the footsteps of the men of old; seek what they sought. ~ Basho

Even a good thing isn't as good as nothing. ~ Chien-ju

Sitting peacefully doing nothing Spring comes and the grass grows all by itself.

Where there is great doubt, there will be great awakening; small doubt, small awakening, no doubt, no awakening.

The instant you speak about a thing, you miss the mark.

If you're attached to anything, you surely will go far astray.

Only the crystal-clear question yields a transparent answer.

Life is the only thing worth living for.  >>>

Better to sit all night than to go to bed with a dragon.

If you understand, things are just as they are; if you do not understand, things are just as they are.

When you get to the top of the mountain, keep climbing.  >>>

The mind should be as a mirror.

Everyday life is the way.

Great Faith. Great Doubt. Great Effort. The three qualities necessary for training.

If you do not get it from yourself, Where will you go for it?

Do not permit the events of your daily life to bind you, but never withdraw yourself from them.

One moon shows in every pool, in every pool the one moon.

Everything the same; everything distinct. ~ Chien-ju






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