In Western society, we tend to place our wellbeing and happiness on external forces, such as our job, our relationships or our material possessions.
However, Buddhism takes a different point of view.
They believe that happiness, peace and wellbeing come from inside us, regardless of our external environment.
They place huge emphasis on virtues such as compassion and kindness and use countless meditation techniques to achieve peace and enlightenment.
In order to understand this different but enlightening point of view, we’ve collated some of the most mind altering quotes from famous Zen masters around the world.
We hope it will offer you a different way to look at things so you can find true meaning in life.
On letting go and acceptance
“Flow with whatever may happen, and let your mind be free: Stay centered by accepting whatever you are doing. This is the ultimate.” – Zhuangzi
“I discovered that it is necessary, absolutely necessary, to believe in nothing. That is, we have to believe in something which has no form and no color–something which exists before all forms and colors appear… No matter what god or doctrine you believe in, if you become attached to it, your belief will be based more or less on a self-centered idea.” – Shunryu Suzuki