Reflections

Zen-ing it up

These are quotes mostly taken from ‘The Zen Page-a-day Calendar’

No copyright infringement is intended. I highly recommend the calendar in its entirety as the 30 seconds it takes to read the thought for the day, even if you don’t add meditation, is life changing. Over the top statement I know, and yet, I fully believe it. Below are quotes that I’ve found particularly funny or meaningful.

Zen Buddhism helps man to find an answer to the question of his existence, an answer which is essentially the same as that given in the Judeo- Christian tradition, and yet which does not contradict the rationality, realism, and independence which are modern man’s precious achievements. Paradoxically, Eastern religious thought turns out to be more congenial to Western rational thought than does Western religious thought itself.- Erich Fromm

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