Emptiness quotes

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The uniqueness of zazen (zen meditation) lies in this: that the mind is freed from bondage to all thought forms, visions, objects, and imaginings, however sacred or elevating, and brought to a state of absolute emptiness, from which alone it may one day perceive its own true nature, or the nature of the universe.
● Philip Kapleau ●
The quieter you become, the more you can hear.
● Ram Dass ●
I took a walk. Suddenly, I stood still, filled with the realization that I had no body or mind. All I could see was one great illuminating Whole- omnipresent, perfect, lucid and serene.
● Han Shan ●
If your mind is empty, it is always ready for anything; it is open to everything. In the beginner's mind there are many possibilities, but in the expert's there are few.
● Shunryu Suzuki ●
Two monks were arguing about the temple flag. One said the flag moved, the other said the wind moved. Master Eno overheard them and said, "It is neither the wind nor the flag, but your mind that moves." The monks were speechless.
● Told by Jon Winokur in "Zen to Go" ●

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