Random Inspiration #7 {Thought Provoking/Zen}


“There ain’t no answer.
There ain’t going to be any answer.
There never has been an answer.
That’s the answer.” ~ Gertrude Stein


“Before you study Zen, a bowl is a bowl and tea is tea. While you are studying Zen, a bowl is no longer a bowl and tea is no longer tea. After you’ve studied Zen, a bowl is again a bowl and tea is tea.” ~ Zen saying

Lol “I know it’s crazy but it’s true.”


“The only Zen you find on the tops of mountains is the Zen you bring up there.” ~ Robert Pirsig


“Zen teaches us nothing; it merely enables us to wake up and become aware. It does not teach, it points.” ~ D.T. Suzuki


“The art of the tea Way consists simply of boiling water, preparing tea and drinking it.” ~ Rikyu


“Pure logic is the ruin of the spirit.” ~ Saint-Exupery


“Life just is. You have to flow with it. Give yourself to the moment. Let it happen.” ~ Jerry Brown


“Dreams are real while they last. Can we say more of life?” ~ Havelock Ellis

What is your interpretation, meaning, analysis of the above quotes?! Most of them are meant to be obscure, shady, simple but also complex…intended to get us to think and eventually just to BE.


Xoxo Kim

2 thoughts on “Random Inspiration #7 {Thought Provoking/Zen}

  1. The quotes are not easy to explain … for they just are. BEing in the Now Moment, is Zen. Nothing exists, all exists, there is no time …. just breath and heartbeat. To be united with All and to know that without you, All is not complete. Stepping into Flow is the Way of Balance. Through Practice and Discipline this is possible. (((HUGS))) Amy

    • Yes! I love the kind of paradox/contradiction in a way, of Zen and the quotes. In a way they are complex and thought-provoking but Zen is really simple as can be, no thinking, no analyzing, no interpreting, no complexity, just being…
      I love the feeling that we are all One. One with each other, the Universe, and all that exists. ❀

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