25 Profound Zen Buddhism Quotes That Will Help You Find Meaning in Life

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Zen Buddhism is a remarkable philosophy that helps sees things differently than we do in the west. It focuses on living a life that is full of compassion and kindness without any reliance on material possessions and outside achievements.

It’s truly a wonderful philosophy that can help us achieve inner peace and meaning in life. Below I’ve shared some of Zen Buddhism’s most powerful quotes on living a meaningful life. Enjoy!

On the present moment and mindful living

“This is the real secret of life — to be completely engaged with what you are doing in the here and now. And instead of calling it work, realize it is play.” – Alan Watts

“The only thing that is ultimately real about your journey is the step that you are taking at this moment. That’s all there ever is.” – Eckhart Tolle

“Wherever you are, be there totally.” – Eckhart Tolle

“I’m here to tell you that the path to peace is right there, when you want to get away.” – Pema Chödrön

“When you are present, you can allow the mind to be as it is without getting entangled in it.” – Eckhart Tolle

“If you miss the present moment, you miss your appointment with life. That is very serious!” – Thich Nhat Hanh

“Practice is this life, and realization is this life, and this life is revealed right here and now.” – Maezumi Roshi

“If you want to change the world, start with the next person who comes to you in need.” – B. D. Schiers

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