View Full Version : Zen Thoughts (jk)

Rich R.
04-02-2003, 09:00 AM

1. A day without sunshine is like, night.
2. On the other hand, you have different fingers.
3. I just got lost in thought. It was unfamiliar territory.
4. 42.7 percent of all statistics are made up on the spot.
5. 99 percent of lawyers give the rest a bad name.
6. I feel like I'm diagonally parked in a parallel universe.
7. Honk if you love peace and quiet.
8. Remember, half the people you know are below average.
9. He who laughs last thinks slowest.
10. Depression is merely anger without enthusiasm.
11. Early bird may get the worm, but the second mouse gets the cheese.
12. I drive way too fast to worry about cholesterol.
13. Support bacteria. They're the only culture some people have.
14. Monday is an awful way to spend 1/7 of your week.
15. A clear conscience is usually the sign of a bad memory.
16. Change is inevitable, except from vending machines.
17. Get a new car for your spouse. It'll be a great trade!
18. Plan to be spontaneous tomorrow.
19. Always try to be modest, and be proud of it!
20. If you think nobody cares, try missing a couple of payments.
21. How many of you believe in telekinesis? Raise my hand...
22. OK, so what's the speed of dark?
23. Save the whales. Collect the whole set.
24. How do you tell when you're out of invisible ink?
25. If everything seems to be going well, you have obviously overlooked
26. When everything is coming your way, you're in the wrong lane.
27. Hard work pays off in the future. Laziness pays off now.
28. Everyone has a photographic memory. Some just don't have film.
29. If Barbie is so popular, why do you have to buy her friends?
30. Eagles may soar, but weasels don't get sucked into jet engines.
31. What happens if you get scared half to death twice?
32. I used to have an open mind but my brains kept falling out.
33. I couldn't repair your brakes, so I made your horn louder.
34. Why do psychics have to ask you for your name?
35. Inside every older person is a younger person wondering what the hell

04-02-2003, 09:46 AM
True zen sayings:

1) Before enightenment,chopping wood
After enlightenment, chopping wood (substitute pool if you wish) Author unknown

2) Beginner's mind- 'In the beginner's mind there are many possibilities, but in the expert's mind there are few,,
from 'Zen Mind, Beginners mind'

3) "We should find perfect existence through imperfect existence,' same book

4)'People who know the state of emptiness will always be able to dissolve their problems by constancy' same book

5) 'When you become you, Zen becomes Zen. When you are you, you see things as they are, and you become one with your surroundings.' same book

From 'The breath of God" More buddism than zen but similar

6)The direct experience of the unity of all things is available to each and every human being. You need only look into your own heart.

7)You have to understand that all experience is there only for you to transcend and get over. It is not there for you to figure out, understand, analyze, or work through, but only for you to open your heart to it, digest it, go beyond it, and grow. Period.

imho, zen is a way of life, something that begins by appreciating sayings. And if those sayings strike a bell with a person such that they hunger for more, they have started down that path, down that way.

Well it gets much deeper but I imagine I have said too much already /ccboard/images/graemlins/grin.gif /ccboard/images/graemlins/grin.gif

Laura --> Not always a shining ex of these teachings /ccboard/images/graemlins/frown.gif