Life is short. But desire, desire is long.
A tree lives on its roots. If you change the root, you change the tree. Culture lives in human beings. If you change the human heart the culture will follow.
Words are not the end of thought, they are where it begins.
Zen is less the study of doctrine than a set of tools for discovering what can be known when the world is looked at with open eyes.
There is no paradise, no place of true completion that does not include within its walls the unknown.
What lives in words is what words were needed to learn.
Something looks back from the trees,and knows me for who I am.
There are openings in our lives of which we know nothing.
How fragile we are, between the few good moments.
In order to gain anything, you must first lose everything
The moonlight builds its cold chapel again out of piecemeal darkness.
Wrong solitude vinegars the soul, right solitude oils it.