Eric's Favorite Quotes, V

The believer is happy, the doubter is wise.
– Greek Proverb.

The violets in the mountains have broken the rocks.
– Tennessee Williams

After the ecstasy, the laundry.
– Zen Saying

A beginning student complained to his master that the meditation practice of following the breath was boring. The Zen master unexpectedly grabbed the student and held his head under water for quite a long time while the student struggled to come up. Finally, he let the student go.
“Now how boring is your breath?” he asked.
– Zen Mondo

The only practice that is worthwhile is to ask: “What is this?” WHAT IS THIS?
– Zen Saying

Don’t just do something. Sit there!
– Thich Nhat Hanh

If your compassion does not include yourself, it is incomplete.
– Jack Kornfield

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