Explanation

A Quote by John Daido Loori on dharma, experience, explanation, listening, awakening, and enlightenment

In transmitting the dharma, there is neither explanation nor teaching; there is neighter hearing nor attainment. Since explanations never really explains, nor are they able to teach, why talk about it? Since listening isn't really hearing or attaining anything, then why listen? But say, since it cannot be explained or heard, how can you enter the Way?

But down the bagagge, take of the blinders, and see for yourself that this very place is the valley of the endless spring, this very body is the body of the universe. At such a time, who is it who can accompany this?

John Daido Loori

Source: The True Dharma Eye: Zen Master Dogen's Three Hundred Koans, Pages: 8

Contributed by: Siona

A Quote by Baroness Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach on understanding, mystery, explanation, and spirituality

They understand but little who understand only what can be explained.

Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach (1830 - 1916)

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A Quote by Lewis Carroll on poetry, invention, and explanation

I can explain all the poems that were ever invented - and a good many that haven't been invented just yet.

Lewis Carroll (1832 - 1898)

Source: Through the Looking Glass and What Alice Found There, Pages: Chapter 6

Contributed by: Tsuya

A Quote by Anaïs Nin on love, reason, explanation, and solutions

Do not seek the because - in love there is no because, no reason, no explanation, no solutions.

Anaïs Nin (1903 - 1977)

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A Quote by Zen Proverb on explanation

A good explanation - never explain anything.

Zen Proverb

Contributed by: mimi

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