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From the pine tree
  learn of the pine tree
and from the bamboo
  learn of the bamboo

One moon shows in every pool
in every pool the one moon
                     Zen Forest Saying

The world is like a mirror you see?
smile and your friends smile back
                     Japanese Zen saying

If you cannot find the truth right where you are
where else do you expect to find it?
                     Dogen Zenji

What is troubling us is the tendency to believe
that the mind is like a little man within
                     Ludwig Wittgenstein

The mind of the past is ungraspable
the mind of the future is ungraspable
the mind of the present is ungraspable
                     Diamond Sutra

The obstacle is the path
                     Zen proverb

Even to speak the word Buddha
is dragging it in the mud soaking wet
                     Blue Cliff Record

Zen is not some kind of excitement but
concentration on our usual everyday routine
                     Shunryu Suzuki

Student says
   I am very discouraged
   what should I do?
Master says
   encourage others
                     Zen proverb

Baseball player says
   hey Yogi I keep swinging over the ball
  what should I do?
Yogi says
   swing lower
                     Yogi Berra proverb

The body is the tree of enlightenment
  the mind like a clear mirror stand
time and gain wipe it diligently
  don't let it gather dust

Enlightenment is basically not a tree
  and the clear mirror is not a stand
fundamentally there is not a single thing
  where can dust collect


Old pond
a frog leaps in

The website you seek
cannot be located now
endless others exist
                     Internet Zen Haiku

One two three four five
six seven eight nine ten e-                    
leven twelve thirteen

The first line has five
the second line has seven
the last line has five

Form does not differ from emptiness
  emptiness does not differ from form
form itself is emptiness
  emptiness itself is form
so too are feeling
   formation and consciousness
                     Heart Sutra

All conditioned things are impermanent
be a lamp unto yourself
                     Buddha's last words

A condition of complete simplicity
(Costing not less than everything)
                     TS Eliot

A flower falls
   even though we love it
and a weed grows
  even though we do not love it
                     Dogen Zenji

It is the thoughtlife that pollutes

We do not learn by experience
but by our capacity for experience

The fundamental delusion of humanity is
to suppose that I am here and you are out there
                     Yasutani Roshi


totally beyond
perfectly beyond
enlightnement yes
bodhi svaha
                     Heart Sutra



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