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You have to have a dream so you can get up in the morning!(Billy Wilder) The difference between a gimmick and a design is that a design offers a real benefit for the consumer. http://www.digiserve.com/mystic/ There's a reality beyond the material world: Which is uncreated. It pervades everything, but remains beyond the reach of human knowledge and understanding. You approach that reality by: Distinguishing ego from true self Understanding the nature of desire Becoming unattached Forgetting about preferences Not working for personal gain Letting go of thoughts Redirecting your attention Being devoted Being humble Invoking that reality Surrendering That reality approaches you through: Grace The teacher You're transformed so that you embody that reality by: Dying and being reborn Seeing the light Experiencing union Experiencing freedom God made everything out of nothing. But the nothingness shows through. Paul Valery With the evening breeze the water laps against the heron's legs. Buson It is good to have an end to journey toward; but it is the journey that matters, in the end. Ursula K. Le Guin. If you gaze for long into the abyss, the abyss also gazes into you. Nietzsche. He who knows others is wise. He who knows himself is enlightened. Tao Te Ching. If you could understand a single grain of wheat, you would die of wonder. Martin Luther To be a man of knowledge one needs to be light and fluid. Yaqui Mystic Sitting quietly, doing nothing, spring comes, and the grass grows by itself. Zen saying. Earth's crammed with heaven, And every common bush afire with God: But only he who sees takes off his shoes. Elizabeth Barrett Browning Water which is too pure has no fish. Ts'ai Ken T'An.

To set up what you like against what you dislike -- this is the disease of the mind. Seng-T'San. It is as hard to see one's self as to look backwards without turning around. Thoreau. What is troubling us is the tendency to believe that the mind is like a little man within. Ludwig Wittgenstein. This magnificent butterfly finds a little heap of dirt and sits still on it; but man will never on his heap of mud keep still... Joseph Conrad. Thinking is more interesting than knowing, but less interesting than looking. Goethe. Those who want the fewest things are nearest to the gods. - Socrates. Do not seek to follow in the footsteps of the old; seek what they sought. Basho. Every exit is an entry somewhere else. Tom Stoppard. Man only plays when in the full meaning of the word he is a man, and he is only completely a man when he plays. Friedrich von Schiller. Whoever knows himself knows God. Muhammad. Work is love made visible. And if you cannot work with love but only with distaste, it is better that you should leave your work and sit at the gate of the temple and take alms of those who work with joy. Kahlil Gibran. The aim of life is to live and to live means to be aware, joyously, drunkenly, serenely, divinely aware. Henry Miller. Enlightenment is like the moon reflected on the water. The moon does not get wet, nor is the water broken. Although its light is wide and great, the moon is reflected even in a puddle an inch wide. The whole moon and the entire sky are reflected in one dewdrop on the grass. Dogen. The true value of a human being can be found in the degree to which he has attained liberation from the self. Albert Einstein If a man wishes to be sure of the road he treads on, he must close his eyes and walk in the dark. St. John of the Cross. Lovely snowflakes, they fall nowhere else! Zen Saying. It is good to have an end to journey toward; but it is the journey that matters, in the end. Ursula K. Le Guin. Everything the same; everything distinct.

Zen Proverb When you are deluded and full of doubt, even a thousand books of scripture are not enough. When you have realized understanding, even one word is too much. Fen-Yang. Our life is frittered away by detail . . . Simplify, simplify. Thoreau. You can only find truth with logic if you have already found truth without it. G.K. Chesterton. Life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans. John Lennon. Men argue, nature acts. Voltaire. 1. In the beginner's mind there are many possibilities, but in the expert's mind there are few. 2. Good pitching will always stop good hitting, and vice versa. 3. Love God and do what you will. 4. If the doors of perception were cleansed, everything would appear to man as it is, infinite. 5. The eye with which I see God is the same eye with which God sees me. 6. Ring the bells that still can ring. Forget your perfect offering. There is crack in everything. That's how the light gets in. 7. If you cannot find the truth right where you are, where else do you expect to find it? 8. Sometimes I go about in pity for myself, and all the while, A great wind is bearing me across the sky. 9. Everything the same; everything distinct. 10. When you are deluded and full of doubt, even a thousand books of scripture are not enough. When you have realized understanding, even one word is too much. 11. It is good to have an end to journey toward; but it is the journey that matters, in the end. 12. In walking, just walk. In sitting, just sit. Above all, don't wobble. 13. One cannot step twice into the same river. 14. Every exit is an entry somewhere else. 15. The only joy in the world is to begin. 16. Easy is right. Begin right And you are easy. Continue easy and you are right. The right way to go easy. Is to forget the right way And forget that the going is easy. 17. To set up what you like against what you dislike - this is the disease of the mind. 18. Zen has nothing to grab on to . When people who study Zen don't see it, that is because they approach too eagerly. 19. Act without doing; work without effort. 20. We think in generalities, but we live in details. 21. When the student is ready, the Master appears. 22. Teachers open the door, but you must enter yourself. 23. Do not seek to follow in the footsteps of the men of old; seek what they sought. 24. Somebody showed it to me and I found it by myself. 25. Zen is your everyday thought. 26. One sees great things from the valley, only small things from the peak. 27. It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye. 28. When a fish swims, it swims on and on, and there is no end to the water. When a bird flies, it flies on and on, and there is no end to the sky. There was never a fish that swam out of the water, or a bird that flew out of the sky. When they need a little water or sky, they use just a little; when they need a lot, they use a lot. Thus they use all of it at every moment, and in every place they have perfect freedom. 29. Great Faith. Great Doubt. Great Effort.

30. The true value of a human being can be found in the degree to which he has attained liberation from the self. 31. The most terrifying thing is to accept oneself completely. 32. If you gaze for long into the abyss, the abyss also gazes into you. 33. Life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans. 34. When making your choice in life, do not neglect to live. 35. Zen is not some kind of excitement, but concentration on our usual everyday routine. 36. He did each single thing as if he did nothing else. 37. How can you think and hit at the same time? 38. When you understand one thing through and through, you understand everything. 39. Be master of mind rather than mastered by mind. 40. There is nothing either good or bad but thinking makes it so. 41. You can find truth with logic if you have already found truth without it. 42. Te-shan was sitting outside doing zazen. Lung-t'an asked him why he didn't go back home. Te-shan answered, "Because it's dark." Lung-t'an then lit a candle and handed it to him. As Te-shan was about to take it, Lung-t'an blew it out. Te-shan had a sudden realization, and bowed. 43. Our own life is the instrument with which we experiment with truth. 44. When you can do nothing, what can you do? 45. The more you know, the less you understand. There are some things well never know. damn your eyes, see what people think! childhood is a place where nobody dies, nobody that matters that is. - Edna St.Vincent Millay so remember...there's no such thing as monsters. time is a moving image of reality - plato monster's we are lest monsters we become. From the tip of my toe, you don't even realise the hatred I bestow on your pristine neck of white, The twisting of my guts and the vile bile of decit and if you gaze long enough into the abyss, the abyss gazes also into you. - Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzche "beyond good and evil" Madness you say! Do you fear me? Are you afraid of what I might do, of what I might say? What a fascinating reaction. Don't you find it somewhat encumbering? If the good die young then immortality must be reserved for the greatest of evils. The acrid air is heavy with hate and a question hangs in the haze - when will you rage? Which way is the right path? as I stand upon this chaotic crossroad of hate...how many ways are there to roam on this dark and damned road of Fate? Honor and courage are a warrior's right and left hands. The only future peace has to offer is war. A warriors true strength lies not in the body, but in the spirit. Break the bones and the body will heal. Break the spirit and the body will die. It is easier to stab someone in the back than look them in the eye. keep your friends close but your enemies closer.

But he that hides a dark soul and foul thoughts benighted, walks under the mid-day sun, himself is his own dungeon. - John Milton Do, or do not, there is no try - Yoda The ape, the vilest of beasts - how like to us - Quintus Ennius That most knowing person - gossip - Ibid I've learned that no matter how much I care, some people are just assholes It takes years to build up trust and only suspicion, not proof to destroy it You cannot make someone love you. All you can do is s