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  • riverflowriverflow Veteran
    edited October 2013
    Che said:

    T shirt my neighbour purchased in NY

    Stoicism: "It isn't the shit that happens to you that matters, but how you deal with shit." (apologies to my dear Seneca LOL)
  • GuiGui Veteran
    silence is golden
    so sayeth the augur
    sweeten your coffer
    knock off the palaver.
    burma shave
  • Invincible_summerInvincible_summer Heavy Metal Dhamma We(s)t coast, Canada Veteran
    "A frog in a well cannot conceive of the ocean." -- Zhuangzi
  • CheChe Veteran
    "Able was I ere I saw Elba"
    Napoleon Bonaparte while imprisoned in Elba.
    Reputedly his shortest quote and palindromic.
  • CheChe Veteran
    "Humility is not thinking less of yourself, it's thinking of yourself less".
    C. S. Lewis
  • Invincible_summerInvincible_summer Heavy Metal Dhamma We(s)t coast, Canada Veteran
    "Reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, doesn't go away." -- Philip K Dick
  • GuiGui Veteran
    “Hope is a bad thing. It means that you are not what you want to be. It means that part of you is dead, if not all of you. It means that you entertain illusions.”

    - Henry Miller, The Cosmological Eye

  • CheChe Veteran
    I hope he's wrong :D
  • NirvanaNirvana aka BUBBA   `     `   South Carolina, USA Veteran
    edited October 2013
    Don't know whether to "flag" that one as funny or as insightfull.

    On second thought, Insightful is better, since he's wrong about hope. The Spanish for hope is Esperar, which also means to wait/await. Conveys a sense of quietude and calm cheer to me. If that is wrong or dead, then the hush in the symphony is also a cheat. But not so: it's an essential part of the music. Life is music and music is life and it's seasoned just so at certain times. You can't throw out one of the ingredients without ruining the full effect of the delicacy.

    Also, without dreams, without imagination and projection, we'd still live in caves 'cuz nobody woulda seen "outside the box."

    Ars longa, vita brevis est.
  • BunksBunks Australia Veteran
    Can't believe I only just discovered this thread! A beauty @che.

    The ox is slow but the earth is patient - Mick Malthouse.

  • bookwormbookworm U.S.A. Veteran
    To be, or not to be, that is the question

    ~ William Shakespeare
  • BunksBunks Australia Veteran
    I am not sure if I made this one up? I have heard the second part before:

    Conceptually I own many things but in reality all I own are my actions.
  • Invincible_summerInvincible_summer Heavy Metal Dhamma We(s)t coast, Canada Veteran
    "When you eventually see through the veils to how things really are, you will keep saying again and again, 'This is certainly not like we thought it was.' " -- Rumi
  • CheChe Veteran
    Is that the same as...."This wasn't in the brochure" @ InviSum :D
  • No thought deserves a gold medal or a sanction (CTR)
  • Here is a silly one - This won't take long, did it?
  • misecmisc1misecmisc1 I am a Hindu India Veteran
    if everything is inherently buddha-nature, where are you going to in order to find it? - Adyashanti
  • TheEccentricTheEccentric Hampshire, UK Veteran
    "Those who dance are considered insane by those who cannot hear the music"-I'm not sure who.
  • NirvanaNirvana aka BUBBA   `     `   South Carolina, USA Veteran
    How about a follow-up on TheEccentric's:
    "Those who cannot hear the music are considered inane by those who do."
    "Those who hear the music are considered insane by those who cannot."
  • CheChe Veteran
    "It's always Now".
    Eckhart Tolle
  • CheChe Veteran
    "In one case out of a hundred a point is excessively discussed because it is obscure; in the ninety-nine remaining it is obscure because it is excessively discussed".
    Edgar Allan Poe

  • CheChe Veteran
    "The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong"
    Mahatma Gandhi

  • BunksBunks Australia Veteran
    Apologies if already posted earlier:

    Wisdom tells me I am nothing.
    Love tells me I am everything.
    Between the two my life flows......
  • we say even though our practice is not perfect, as long as you are practicing our way, that is enlightenment you become a buddha.
    Shunryu Suzuki
  • TheEccentricTheEccentric Hampshire, UK Veteran
    "All the world's a stage, And all the men and women merely players: They have their exits and their entrances; And one man in his time plays many parts"-Shakespeare

  • Hurt yourself
    holding a sword's blade!
    Who's to blame?

    – Buddhist Saying
  • CheChe Veteran
    "Love is the absence of judgement"
    Dalai Lama
  • when you die
    you do not become infinite

    you were always infinite
    so you cannot die

    ~jeff foster (not me)
  • EvenThirdEvenThird NYC Veteran
    “O snail
    Climb Mount Fuji
    But slowly, slowly!”
    ― Kobayashi Issa

  • The Middle Path -
    One can love without clinging.
    One can respect without worshiping.
    One can care without overwhelming.
    One can be sexual without being deviant or predatory.*

    *MaryAnne ©
  • Our zazen practice is not — is not to attain enlightenment actually — rather to express our true nature.

    ~Shunyru Suzuki
  • BunksBunks Australia Veteran
    One I have been pondering quite a bit lately:

    What other people say about you is none of your business
  • “I tell you this
    to break your heart,
    by which I mean only
    that it break open and never close again
    to the rest of the world.”
    ― Mary Oliver, New and Selected Poems, Vol. 2
  • CheChe Veteran
    "Health is the greatest gift, contentment the greatest wealth, faithfulness the best relationship".

  • EvenThirdEvenThird NYC Veteran
    “Do not go to the garden of flowers!
    O friend! go not there;
    In your body is the garden of flowers.
    Take your seat on the thousand petals of the
    lotus, and there gaze on the infinite beauty.”
  • GuiGui Veteran
    I would rather sink to the bottom of the sea for endless eons than seek liberation through all the saints of the universe. Shih-t'ou

  • Invincible_summerInvincible_summer Heavy Metal Dhamma We(s)t coast, Canada Veteran
    "I mused for a few moments on the question of which was worse, to lead a life so boring that you are easily enchanted, or a life so full of stimulus that you are easily bored" -- Bill Bryson
  • edited November 2013
    all of these are brilliant
  • EvenThirdEvenThird NYC Veteran
    “All know that the drop merges into the ocean, but few know that the ocean merges into the drop.”
    ― Kabir
  • EvenThirdEvenThird NYC Veteran
    "Renunciation is not giving up the things of the world, but accepting that they go away."
    -Suzuki Roshi
  • CheChe Veteran
    "When you get there, there isn't any there there".
    Zen Proverb
  • CheChe Veteran
    "There are only two mistakes one can make along the road to truth, not going all the way, and not starting"
  • The accomplished hermit
    hides in the town;
    The immature hermit
    hides in the mountain.

    – Buddhist Saying

    A good retreat helps
    one to better advance
    for better helping others
  • anatamananataman Who needs a title? Where am I? Veteran
    edited November 2013
    Che - After reading through this thread I can only say one thing to you - you inspired me and I was happy today!, I felt things that were not there, I saw things that were hidden, I heard things that no one told me about, I tasted and smelled the divine in everything.

    Bless you!
  • Invincible_summerInvincible_summer Heavy Metal Dhamma We(s)t coast, Canada Veteran
    "Out beyond ideas of rightdoing and wrongdoing, there is a field. I will meet you there." -- Rumi
  • CheChe Veteran
    Namaste anataman, all my life I have been uplifted and inspired by simple short phrases that wise men have penned. I think we owe them a great debt for enriching and nurturing us spiritually and mentally and to the members of this forum who have had the love in their hearts to seek them out and append them here. Thank you all :om:
  • Kind words can be short and easy to speak,
    But their echoes are truly endless.

    ~Mother Theresa
  • I am that I am.
    - God ;)
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