31 Profound Zen Buddhist Sayings That Are Perfect For a Sunday Evening

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When it comes to Sunday evening, it can be difficult not dread the week ahead.

You’ve just had a fun and relaxing weekend and the last thing you want to do is get back in the swing of things.

But perhaps we’re looking at it the wrong way.

Buddhists say that the present moment is all that exists and that there is ALWAYS something to be grateful for.

So instead of being worried about the future, what if we embraced idea of present moment awareness and gratitude?

I bet we’d feel more fulfilled in nearly every area of our life, even while knowing the fact that Monday is coming around.

So to get us into that mindset, here are 31 profound Zen Buddhist sayings. Enjoy!

1) “To cry and not be carried away by tears, to laugh and not be carried away by laughter, is the way.”

2) “Before enlightenment, I chopped wood and carried water. After enlightenment, I chopped wood and carried water.”

3) “The instant you speak about a thing, you miss the mark.”

4) “Sitting quietly doing nothing, spring comes, grass grows of itself.”

5) “Zen is not some kind of excitement, but concentration on our usual everyday routine.” ~Shunryu Suzuki

6) “When you pass through, no one can pin you down, no one can call you back.”

7) “To study the way of the Buddha is to study oneself. To study oneself is to forget oneself. To forget oneself is to be enlightened by everything.”

8) “The whole moon and the entire sky are reflected in one dewdrop on the grass.” ~Dogen

9) “What is inexpressible is inexhaustible in its use.”

10) “Therefore the Three Realms are only mind.”

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