Zen Sayings

Most popular Zen sayings quotes

Knock on the sky and listen to the sound!

spiritual experiences proverbs

No snowflake ever falls in the wrong place.


Be master OF mind rather than mastered BY mind.


Teachers open doors, but you must enter by yourself.

proverbs action

Man stands in his own shadow and wonders why it's dark.


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


Sitting quietly, doing nothing, spring comes, and the grass grows by itself.


Before enlightenment, chop wood, carry water. After enlightenment, chop wood, carry water.
— Buddhist proverb

enlightenment proverbs

If you have no feelings about worldly things, they are all Buddhism; if you have feelings about Buddhism, it is a worldly thing.

buddhist detachment proverbs