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