There is a characteristic of Zen which cannot be found in any other practice or in any religion. That is to say, its peculiar mode of expressing profound religious insight by such actions as the lifting up of a hair-brush, or by the tapping of the chair with a staff, or by a loud outcry, …
Whoso is content with pure experience and acts upon it, has enough of truth. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Music lulls the disordered thoughts, and elevates the dejected spirits. Cervantes.
Constant complaining is a way to avoid having regret. Montaigne.
How happy I am to be able to wander among bushes and herbs, under trees and over rocks. no man can love the country as I love it. Woods trees and rocks send back the echo that man desires. Ludvig Von Beethoven, the Man and the Artist As Revealed in his own Words.
Nothing is more miserable than to explore the nature of all things, to spy into the depths of the earth, and search by conjecture into the souls of those around us. It is enough for a man to devote himself to the divinity which is within him, and to pay it genuine worship. Marcus Aurelius, …
The secret with me is that in success, as in failure, in the consciousness of my doing, as in my habits, I am myself. There are a great many who dare not to be themselves. Björnstjerne Björnson
When you were a wandering desire in the mist, I too was there, a wandering desire. Then we sought one another, and out of our eagerness, dreams were born. And dreams were timeless, and dreams were infinite space without measure. The Forerunner, by Kahlil Gibran