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30 Zen Proverbs

  • 1. A beautiful woman who is pleasing to men is good only for frightening fish when she falls into the water. A beautiful woman who is pleasing to men is good only for frightening fish when she falls into the water.. Zen Proverb.
  • 2. Be master of mind rather than mastered by mind. Be master of mind rather than mastered by mind.. Zen Proverb.
  • 3. Better to see the face than to hear the name. Better to see the face than to hear the name.. Zen Proverb.
  • 4. Better to sit all night than to go to bed with a dragon. Better to sit all night than to go to bed with a dragon.. Zen Proverb.
  • 5. Better to struggle with a sick jackass than carry the wood by yourself. Better to struggle with a sick jackass than carry the wood by yourself.. Zen Proverb.
  • 6. Chop wood, carry water. Chop wood, carry water.. Zen Proverb.
  • 7. Do not seek the truth, only cease to cherish your opinions. Do not seek the truth, only cease to cherish your opinions.. Zen Proverb.
  • 8. From the withered tree, a flower blooms. From the withered tree, a flower blooms.. Zen Proverb.
  • 9. If you understand, things are just as they are; if you do not understand, things are just as they are. If you understand, things are just as they are; if you do not understand, things are just as they are.. Zen Proverb.
  • 10. If you want a certain thing, you must first be a certain person. Once you are that certain person, obtaining that certain thing will no longer be a concern of yours. If you want a certain thing, you must first be a certain person. Once you are that certain person, obtaining that certain thing will no longer be a concern of yours.. Zen Proverb.
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