30 Zen Quotes That Will Have You Going Calm And Relaxed

Zen, the very invocation of this word brings to mind images of quiet knowledge that helps you deal with all the stress thrown us in this world where we live. Unlike inspirational leadership quotes by women, which will wake you up from slumber and spur you on to action, these quotes will help you look within for peace and quiet. We are definitely not saying that one is better than the other but what we are saying is that each of these have their own place in life and we cannot overlook the importance of neither. There is definitely a place, time and use for each of these quotes and they can inspire you in their own ways.

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For those moments when life lets you down and you feel that things are overwhelming, we suggest that you look at these quotes and see the hidden as well as obvious meaning they have:

Zen Quotes That Will Have You Going Calm And Relaxed

Work out your own salvation. Do not depend on others.

However many holy words you read, however many you speak, what good will they do you if you do not act on upon them?

Health for both mind and body comes from not mourning over the past, not worrying about the future, but to live the present moment wisely.

If you’re not a rat, you don’t have to race.

You will not be punished for your anger, you will be punished by your anger.

I do not believe in a fate that falls on men however they act; but I do believe in a fate that falls on men because of how they act.

“Mind your thoughts, as they become your words. Mind your words, as they become your actions. Mind your actions, as they become you.”

You yourself must strive. That’s only point, the way.

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Those meditative ones who tread the path are released from the bonds of Maya.

“All that we are is the result of what we have thought. The mind is everything. What we think we become.
Relax, nothing is under control.

The only real failure in life is not to be true to the best one knows.

Peace comes from within. Do not seek it without.

No one saves us but ourselves. No one can and no one may. We ourselves must walk the path.

Fear is the path to the dark side. Fear leads to anger. Anger leads to hate. Hate leads to suffering

Health is the greatest gift, contentment the greatest wealth, faith the best relationship.

Trust in our truth. Faith in ourselves. And a little bit of surrender.

It is better to conquer yourself than to win a thousand battles. Then the victory is yours. It cannot be taken from you.

There are only two ways to live your life.

One is as if nothing is a miracle. The other is as if everything is a miracle.

In a controversy the instant we feel anger we have already ceased striving for the truth, and have begun striving for ourselves.

Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intent of throwing it at someone else; you are the one who gets burned.

The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.

Recognize the ego for what it is: a collective dysfunction, the insanity of the human mind.

The problem with winning the rat race is: you’re still a rat.

A great deal of intelligence can be invested in ignorance when the need for illusion is deep.

Zen is not an art, it’s not a religion. It’s a realization.

Life is not about waiting for the storms to pass… It’s about learning how to dance in the rain.

Be grateful for everything you have, stay away from people who are negative, smile and keep running.

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To pierce through the illusion of separateness, to realize that which lies beyond duality — that is a goal worthy of a lifetime.

Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.

The quieter you become, the more you are able to hear.

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