Top Ten Zen Proverbs

February 25th, 2015 | by Johnnny
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The Path Of Enlightenment

Pathfork, Kentucky – Just as promised, the FM Observer is very proud to bring you the Top Ten List of Zen Proverbs.

After searching the entire world, we found for you all the best of the best when it comes to sayings about Nothing.

If you have any that you would like to add, please include them in the comment section below.

Top Ten Zen Proverbs:

#10: If you cannot find the truth right where you are, where else do you expect to find it?

#9: So little time, so little to do.

#8: Possessing much knowledge is like having a thousand foot fishing line with a hook, but the fish is always an inch beyond the hook.

#7: The quieter you become, the more you can hear.

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

#5: When you get to the top of the mountain, keep climbing.

#4: Zen is not some kind of excitement, but merely concentration on our usual everyday routine.

#3: To set up what you like against what you do not like – this is the disease of the mind.

#2: Nothing is exactly as it seems, nor is it otherwise.

#1: Even a good thing is not as good as nothing.


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