stillness

A Quote by Shui-ch'ing Tzu on clarity, desires, emptiness, existence, heaven, mind, and stillness

True emptiness exists when the mind is clear and all forms have disappeared. Externally, there are no objects. Internally, there is no mind. There is only emptiness. In this state even emptiness does not exist. In true emptiness there is no space, no desire, no will; there are no appearances, no thoughts. All realms of existence are dissolved. In absolute stillness there is no self and no other. There is only Earlier Heaven in its undifferentiated whole.

Shui-ch'ing Tzu (between 1600 & 1911 -)

Source: commentary on T'ai Shang Ch'ing-ching Ching, written in Six Dynasties Era (220-589 AD), p 69

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A Quote by Shui-ch'ing Tzu on action, change, intelligence, knowledge, mind, mistakes, purity, spirit, stillness, and taoism

. . . knowledge emerges in (humans). Opposed to knowledge is the spirit. The spirit is formless and is incomprehensible to mundane thoughts. . . . Knowledge is active, mischievous, and intelligent. It changes constantly. Spirit, on the other hand, is the master of humankind. Its origin is in wu-chi. . . . It is never born and it never dies. The spirit tends toward purity and stillness. Knowledge tends toward action and disturbs the mind so that it cannot be still. . . . Recognize the difference between the human mind and the mind of Tao. Do not mistake the human mind for the mind of Tao, and knowledge for the spirit.

Shui-ch'ing Tzu (between 1600 & 1911 -)

Source: commentary on T'ai Shang Ch'ing-ching Ching, written in Six Dynasties Era (220-589 AD), p 35-37

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A Quote by Seung Sahn on clarity, dance, stillness, and water

The Great Way has no gate. Clear water has no taste. The tongue has no bone. In complete stillness, a stone girl is dancing.

Seung Sahn

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A Quote by Lucius Annaeus Seneca on gloom and stillness

When you enter a grove peopled with ancient trees, higher than the ordinary, and shutting out the sky with their thickly intertwined branches, do not the stately shadows of the wood, the stillness of the place, and the awful gloom of this doomed cavern then strike you with the presence of a deity?

Seneca (4 BC - 65 AD)

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A Quote by Rosemary Verey on day, generosity, and stillness

The stillness of the early morning scene enables me to take in and enjoy many things which pass me by during the bustle of the day. First, there are the scents, which seem even more generous with their offerings than they are in the evening.

Rosemary Verey

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A Quote by Maxine Kumin on life and stillness

And the pond's stillness nippled as if by rain instead is pocked with life.

Maxine Kumin (1925 -)

Source: Creatures, 1972

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A Quote by Lao Tzu on action, earth, heaven, laws, nature, stillness, and thought

No thought, no action, no movement, total stillness: only thus can one manifest the true nature and law of things from within and unconsciously, and at last become one with heaven and earth.

Lao Tzu (c.604 - 531 B.C.)

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A Quote by Lao Tzu on control, desires, life, simplicity, stillness, and world

Through return to simple living Comes control of desires. In control of desires Stillness is attained. In stillness the world is restored.

Lao Tzu (c.604 - 531 B.C.)

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A Quote by John Henry Cardinal Newman on garden, peace, spirituality, and stillness

By a garden is meant mystically a place of spiritual repose, stillness, peace, refreshment, delight.

John Henry Cardinal Newman (1801 - 1890)

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A Quote by John Henry Cardinal Newman on feeling, influence, magic, power, soul, stillness, and struggle

There is in stillness oft a magic power To calm the breast when struggling passions lower, Touched by its influence, in the soul arise Diviner feelings, kindred with the skies.

John Henry Cardinal Newman (1801 - 1890)

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