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A Quote by Lao Tzu on tao, reality, and greatness

The truly great man dwells on what is real and not what is on the surface.

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

Source: Tao Te Ching [Text Only], Pages: 40

Contributed by: Jessica

A Quote by Eihei Dogen on zen, tao, self, and study

To study the Way is to study the self, to study the self is to forget the self, to forget the self is to be enlightened by the ten thousand things.

Eihei Dogen

Contributed by: Chris

A Quote by Chuang Chou, a.k.a. Chuang Tzu, Chuang Tse Chuang on tao, yin, yang, and heart

There are no greater adversaries than yin and yang, because nothing in Heaven or on Earth escapes them. But it is not yin and yang that do this, it is your heart that makes it so.

Chuang Tzu (c.360 BC - c. 275 BC)

Source: The Book of Chuang Tzu (Arkana S.), Pages: 204

Contributed by: Jessica

A Quote by Chuang Chou, a.k.a. Chuang Tzu, Chuang Tse Chuang on tao, senses, emotion, and five aggregates

There is danger for the eye in seeing too clearly, danger for the ear in hearing too sharply and danger to the heart from caring too greatly.

Chuang Tzu (c.360 BC - c. 275 BC)

Source: The Book of Chuang Tzu (Arkana S.), Pages: 222

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A Quote by Chuang Chou, a.k.a. Chuang Tzu, Chuang Tse Chuang on tao, reality, and questions

Although things seem to be sometimes going up and sometimes descending, sometimes slipping away, nevertheless there is a reality, the same today as in the past. It does not change, for nothing can affect it. Could we not say it is one great harmony? So why shouldn't we ask about it...

Chuang Tzu (c.360 BC - c. 275 BC)

Source: The Book of Chuang Tzu (Arkana S.), Pages: 223

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A Quote by Bodhidharma on tao, seeking, and self

Someone who seeks the Way doesn't look beyond himself.

Bodhidharma (c. 440 AD - 528 AD)

Source: The Zen Teaching of Bodhidharma: A Bilingual Edition

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A Quote by Bodhidharma on tao, truth, words, and illusion

The ultimate Truth is beyond words. Doctrines are words. They're not the Way.

Bodhidharma (c. 440 AD - 528 AD)

Source: The Zen Teaching of Bodhidharma: A Bilingual Edition, Pages: 31

Contributed by: Jessica

A Quote by Lao Tzu on tao and confusion

Deal with it before it happens.
Set things in order before there is confusion.

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

Source: Tao Te Ching [Text Only], Pages: 66

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A Quote by Lao Tzu on tao, evil, virtue, and power

Approach the universe with Tao,
And evil will have no power.
Not that evil is not powerful,
But its power will not be used to harm others.

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

Source: Tao Te Ching [Text Only], Pages: 62

Contributed by: Jessica

A Quote by Lao Tzu on tao, virtue, and greatness

It is fitting for a great nation to yield.

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

Source: Tao Te Ching [Text Only], Pages: 62

Contributed by: Jessica

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