Wednesday, April 21, 2010

The Zen Proverbs and a few quotes I like

“Before enlightenment; chop wood, carry water.
After enlightenment; chop wood, carry water.”
-Zen proverb

“After enlightenment, the laundry.”
-Zen proverb

“When walking, walk. When eating, eat.”
-Zen proverb

“Those who know don't tell and those who tell don't know.”
-Zen proverb

The obstacle is the path.
~Zen Proverb

Believe those who are seeking the truth. Doubt those who find it.
~Andre Gide

Even a clock that does not work is right twice a day.
~Polish Proverb

Wars and elections are both too big and too small to matter in the long run. The daily work - that goes on, it adds up.
~Barbara Kingsolver

The map is not the territory.
~Alfred Korzybski

If you chase two rabbits, you will not catch either one.
~Russian Proverb

One day, someone showed me a glass of water that was half full. And he said, "Is it half full or half empty?" So I drank the water. No more problem.
~Alexander Jodorowsky

Alice came to a fork in the road. "Which road do I take?" she asked.
"Where do you want to go?" responded the Cheshire cat.
"I don't know," Alice answered.
"Then," said the cat, "it doesn't matter."
~Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland

Proverbs often contradict one another, as any reader soon discovers. The sagacity that advises us to look before we leap promptly warns us that if we hesitate we are lost; that absence makes the heart grow fonder, but out of sight, out of mind.
~Leo Rosten

No snowflake ever falls in the wrong place.

Sometimes the questions are complicated and the answers are simple.
~Dr Seuss

You can't fall off the floor.
~Author Unknown

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