The journey of a 1000 miles begins with a single step


Life just is

Life on the practical level does not contain any subtle philosophy or subtle mystical experience. It just is. If we are able to see that isness, so to speak, then there is a sense of realization. We experience sudden enlightenment. Without a sense of hopelessness, there is no way to give birth to sudden enlightenment. Only giving up our projects brings about the ultimate, definite, positive state of being, which is the realization that we are already enlightened beings here and now.

– Chögyam Trungpa

from the book “Crazy Wisdom”


The Zen experience of life

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Zen Buddhism Community

Enjoy your Life

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The only way is to enjoy your life. Even though you are practicing zazen, counting your breath like a snail, you can enjoy your life, maybe much better than making a trip to the moon. That is why we practice zazen. The kind of life you have is not so important. The most important thing is to be able to enjoy your life without being fooled by things.– Shunryu Suzuki

Earth is not a platform for human life

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Laughing Buddha’s Global Cafe

Life has a bright side and a dark side

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Life has a bright side and a dark side, for the world of relativity is composed of light and shadows. If you permit your thoughts to dwell on evil, you yourself will become ugly. Look only for good in everything, that you absorb the quality of beauty.

Paramahansa Yogananda

The great work of life and death

In the great work of life and death, time will not wait for you.
If you die tomorrow, what kind of body will you get?
Is not all of this of great importance?
Hurry up! Hurry!
Blue sky and green sea
Are the Buddha’s original face.
The sound of the waterfall and the bird’s song
Are the great sutras.
Where are you going?
Watch your step.
Water flows down to the sea.
Clouds float up to the heavens.

– Seung Sahn


Thinking about life

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Thich Nhat Hanh Philosophy & Practice


The secret to living well

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Life and death are the same thing

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Gareth Williams

The secret to living well

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Amazing Oasis