The Way

A Quote by Confucius on courtesy, generosity, honesty, persistency, kindness, the way, tao, and jen

Tzu Chang asked Confucius about jen. Confucius said, "If you can practice these five things with all the people, you can be called jen."

Tzu Chang asked what they were.

Confucius said, "Courtesy, generosity, honesty, persistence, and kindness.
If you are courteous, you will not be disrespected;
if you are generous, you will gain everything.
If you are honest, people will rely on you.
If you are persistent you will get results.
If you are kind, you can employ people."

Confucius (c. 551 - c. 479 BC)

Contributed by: Ketutar

A Quote by Bruce Lee on bruce lee, jeet kune do, the way, and limitation

Using no way as way, Having no limitation as limitation.

Bruce Lee

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jeet_Kune_Do

Contributed by: Sandra

A Quote by Morihei Ueshiba on aikido, swordsmanship, bushido, japan, spirituality, spiritual warrior, and the way

The penetrating brilliance of swords, wielded by followers of the Way, strikes at the evil enemy, lurking deep within, their own souls and bodies.

Morihei Ueshiba

Source: The Art of Peace

Contributed by: Laurens

A Quote by Tsunetomo Yamamoto on bushido, zen, reality, falling, being at ease, blind masseuses, the way, spirituality, spiritual warrior, and japan

Once a group of ten blind masseuses were travelling together in the mountains, and when they began to pass along the top of the precipice, they all became very cautious, their legs shook, and they were in general struck with terror. Just then the leading man stumbled and fell off the cliff. Those that were left all wailed, "Ahh, ahh! How piteous!" But the masseuse who had fallen yelled up from below, "Don't be afraid. Although I fell, it was nothing. I am now rather at ease. Before falling I kept thinking 'What will I do when I fall?' and there was no end to my anxiety. But now I've settled down. If the rest of you want to be at ease, fall quickly!"

Tsunetomo Yamamoto

Source: The Hagakure

Contributed by: Laurens

A Quote by Dogen Zenji on studying, the way, self, and enlightenment

Studying the Buddha way is studying oneself.
Studying oneself is forgetting oneself.
Forgetting oneself is being enlightened by all things.
Being enlightened by all things is to shed the body-mind of oneself, and those of others.
No trace of enlightenment remains, and this traceless enlightenment
continues endlessly.

Dogen Zenji (1200 - 1253)

Contributed by: Vegar

A Quote by Lao Tzu on the way, knowledge, nothing, done, undone, add, drop, pursuit, practice, way, lao-tzu, wisdom, joy, simplicity, non-action, harmony, and peace

In the pursuit of Knowledge,
every day something is added.
In the practice of the Way,
every day something is dropped.

Less and less do you need to force things,
until finally you arrive at non-action.
When nothing is done,
nothing is left undone.

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

Source: Finding Your Own North Star: Claiming the Life You Were Meant to Live, Pages: 9

Contributed by: Joy Bringer

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