Crystal Objects Quotes

May 05 21:56

303

The time you enjoy wasting is not wasted time

Apr 09 23:28

298

Contradiction is not a sign of falsity, nor the lack of contradiction a sigh of truth.

Apr 09 23:26

297

Leaf fallen, flying back to the branch, butterfly.

Bashō
Mar 29 21:32

290

The ten thousand dharmas return to the one; where does the one return?

Mar 17 10:43

286

It's like a great ocean, not preferring whether mosquitoes or titans drink its water - all get their fill.

Mar 05 18:33

279

Act without doing; work without effort.

Feb 28 11:40

269

Become a Buddha? The mind can't do it. The body can't do it. Only what can't become a Buddha becomes a Buddha.

Ikkyu
Feb 27 11:11

268

So in the end when one is doing philosophy one gets to the point where one would like just to emit an inarticulate sound.

Feb 26 11:37

267

Birth is just like this, death is just like this - composing a verse? What purpose could it have?

Ta-Hui
Feb 22 15:20

Sitting

All religions pass, but this will remain; simply sitting in a chair and looking in the distance.

Feb 22 15:16

262

There are three classes of people. Those who see; those who see when they are shown; those who do not see.

Feb 22 13:52

261

What is reality? An icicle forming in fire.

Feb 22 13:47

260

Here in the stillness of snow falling on snow.

Mar 30 21:11

220

Mind is not Buddha, knowledge is not the Way.

Mar 29 23:52

218

Blow of an axe
pine scent, the winter woods.

Buson
Mar 29 23:45

206

The first winter shower. My name shall be "Traveler."

Bashō
Mar 29 23:45

207

Flowers in the summer, fires in the fall.

Mar 29 23:45

208

The mind of the past is ungraspable;the mind of the future is ungraspable; the mind of the present is ungraspable.

Mar 29 23:45

209

Life without zazen is like winding your clock without setting it. It runs perfectly well, but it dosen't tell time.

Mar 29 23:45

210

Do not follow in the footsteps of the wise. Seek what they sought.

Bashō
Mar 29 23:45

211

Luis de León, returning to his university after five years imprisonment by the Inquisition resumed his lectures with the words, "As we were saying yesterday..."

Mar 29 23:45

212

From the end of the nose of the Buddha on the moor hang icicles.

Issa
Mar 29 23:45

213

Whoever battles with monsters had better see that it does not turn him into a monster. And if you gaze long into an abyss, the abyss will gaze back into you.

Mar 29 23:45

214

The higher we soar the smaller we appear to those who cannot fly.

Mar 29 23:45

215

When an ordinary man attains knowledge, he is a sage; when a sage attains understanding he is an ordinary man.

Mar 29 23:45

216

Sixty-six times have these eyes beheld the changing scene of autumn. I have said enough about moonlight, ask no more. Only listen to the voice of pines and cedars when no wind stirs.

Mar 29 23:45

217

The mind, the Buddha, living creatures - these are not three different things.

Mar 29 23:45

189

The improvement of understanding is for two ends: first our own increase of knowledge; secondly to enable us to deliver that knowledge to others.

Mar 29 23:45

183

The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore, all progress depends on the unreasonable man.

Mar 29 23:45

167

Lovely snowflakes, they fall nowhere else!

Mar 29 23:45

184

The opposite of a correct statement is a false statement. The opposite of a profound truth may well be another profound truth.

Mar 29 23:45

168

If you understand, things are just as they are; if you do not understand, things are just as they are.

Mar 29 23:45

185

I do not feel obliged to believe that the same God who has endowed us with sense, reason, and intellect has intended us to forgo their use.

Mar 29 23:45

169

The mystery of life is not a problem to be solved, but a reality to be experienced.

Mar 29 23:45

186

Life is what happens to us while we're making other plans.

Mar 29 23:45

170

We don't just borrow words; on occasion, English has pursued other languages down alleyways to beat them unconscious and rifle their pockets for new vocabulary.

Mar 29 23:45

187

Things should be as simple as possible, but not simpler.

Mar 29 23:45

171

The best education for the best is the best education for all.

Mar 29 23:45

191

The great enemy of clear language is insincerity.

Mar 29 23:45

172

At first you will think of practice as a limited part of your life. In time you will realize that everything you do is part of your practice.

Mar 29 23:45

192

In matters of grave importance, style, not sincerity is the vital thing.

Mar 29 23:45

173

The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and all science. He to whom this emotion is a stranger, who can no longer pause to wonder and stand rapt in awe, is as good as dead: his eyes are closed.

Mar 29 23:45

193

Stop, stop. Do not speak. The ultimate truth is not even to think.

Mar 29 23:45

174

You must attain no attainment.

Mar 29 23:45

194

Loquacity and lying are cousins.

Mar 29 23:45

175

The foolish reject what they see, not what they think; the wise reject what they think, not what they see.

Mar 29 23:45

195

In literature the ambition of the novice is to acquire the literary language; the struggle of the adept is to get rid of it.

Mar 29 23:45

199

When a scientist states that something is possible, he is almost certainly right. When he states that something is impossible, he is very probably wrong.

Arthur C. Clarke's first law of technology

Mar 29 23:45

176

Great spirits have always found violent opposition from mediocrities. The latter cannot understand it when a man does not thoughtlessly submit to hereditary prejudices but honestly and courageously uses his intelligence.

Mar 29 23:45

196

After the game is over, the King and the Pawn go into the same box.

Mar 29 23:45

178

But 'glory' doesn't mean 'a nice knock-down argument,' Alice objected. 'When I use a word', Humpty Dumpty said in a rather scornful tone, 'it means just what I choose it to mean-neither more or less.'

Alice in Wonderland

Mar 29 23:45

200

The only way of discovering the limits of the possible is to venture a little way past them into the impossible.

Arthur C. Clarke's second law of technology

Mar 29 23:45

177

Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former.

Mar 29 23:45

198

The difference between the almost right word and the right word is really a large matter -- 'tis the difference between the lightning bug and the lightning.

Mar 29 23:45

188

'The master was an old turtle, we used to call him Tortoise.' 'Why did you call him tortoise if he wasn't one?' Alice asked. 'We called him Tortoise because he taught us' said the Mock Turtle.

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

Mar 29 23:45

201

Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.

Arthur C. Clarke's third law of technology

Mar 29 23:45

179

Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one.

Mar 29 23:45

202

A sudden winter shower - I on my sleeping mat - it lightens up.

Issa
Mar 29 23:45

190

'Begin at the beginning,' the King said gravely, 'and go on till you come to the end; then stop.'

Alice in Wonderland

Mar 29 23:45

180

Quantum particles are the dreams that stuff is made of.

Mar 29 23:45

203

This year, yes, even this year has drawn to its close.

Buson
Mar 29 23:45

197

Now the trouble about trying to make yourself stupider than you really are is that you very often succeed.

The Magician's Nephew

Mar 29 23:45

181

There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.

Mar 29 23:45

204

Cutting off all speech, all thought, there is nowhere that you cannot go.

Mar 29 23:45

182

Most people would rather die than think; in fact, they do so.

Mar 29 23:45

205

The first winter shower. The tall cedar trees of my home

Issa