A Quote by Eckhart Tolle on zen, buddha, flower, and beauty

Buddha is said to have given a "silent sermon" once during which he held up a flower and gazed at it.  After a while, one of those present, a monk called Mahakasyapa, began to smile.  He is said to have been the only one who had understood the sermon.  According to legend, that smile (that is to say, realization) was handed down by twenty-eight successive masters and much later became the origin of Zen.

Eckhart Tolle

Source: A New Earth: Awakening to Your Life's Purpose, Pages: 2

Contributed by: Tribble

A Quote by Henry David Thoreau on flower, beauty, sweetness, courage, purity, strength, and smell

So behave that the odor of your actions may enhance the general sweetness of the atmosphere, that when we behold or scent a flower, we may not be reminded how inconsistent your deeds are with it; for all odor is but one form of advertisement of a moral quality, and if fair actions had not been performed, the lily would not smell sweet. The foul slime stands for the sloth and vice of man, the decay of humanity; the fragrant flower that springs from it, for the purity and courage which are immortal.

Henry David Thoreau (1817 - 1862)

Contributed by: lyonesseofgod

A Quote by Thich Nhat Hanh on activism and flower

Words and thoughts concerning compassionate action that are not put into practice are like beautiful flowers that are colorful but have no fragrance.

Thich Nhat Hanh

Contributed by: sarah lee

A Quote by Anaïs Nin on flower


...and the time came when the risk it took to remain in a tightly closed bud became infinitely more painful than the risk it took to blossom.

Anaïs Nin (1903 - 1977)

Contributed by: sarah lee

A Quote by Francis Thompson on flower, star, and pluck

... That thou canst not stir a flower
Without troubling of a star.

Francis Thompson (1859 - 1907)

Source: Mistress of Vision (poem), XX

Contributed by: Kalyan

A Quote by Osho Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh on flower, dance, open heart, understanding, and feeling

The dance of the flower in the wind, in the sun, in the rain, cannot be understood by the head; the heart has to be open for it.

Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh

Contributed by: MsCapriKell

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