Lab Cat

1 Oct 2009

Try and try and try again, my friends.

Filed under: Zen — Tags: , — Cat @ 8:27 am

Nothing in the world can take place of persistence.

Talent will not…

Genius will not…

Education will not…

Persistence and determination are omnipotent.

Calvin Coolidge

(From Yarn Harlot Daily Calendar Sept 27 2009)

This is how Murphy-the-cat functions; persistence and determination will beat me down every time.  Meow.

15 Feb 2009

Zen Quote for Feb 2009

Filed under: Zen — Tags: , — Cat @ 12:47 pm

What, at this moment, is lacking?

Lin-chi

7 Dec 2008

Zen Quote

Filed under: Zen — Tags: , — Cat @ 8:05 am

The firmest fayth is found in the fewest woordes.

Edward Dyer 1543-1607

2 Nov 2008

Zen Quote Nov 2008

Filed under: Zen — Tags: , — Cat @ 9:11 am

Truth is always truth, untruth is always untruth.  This is what matters, this is right desire.

The Buddha

2 Oct 2008

Zen Quote Oct 2008

Filed under: Zen — Tags: , , — Cat @ 10:57 am

From my Zen Quote-a-Day from the month of September:

If the teaching doesn’t feel like it’s forcing something upon you, it is not good teaching.

Shunryu Suzuki

It remains me of one of my favorite quotes from JBS Haldane in the Introduction of Daedalus:

…it is the whole business of a university teacher to induce people to think.

5 Sep 2008

Zen Quote

Filed under: Zen — Tags: — Cat @ 5:29 pm

You are already complete. You just don’t know it

Zen Saying

4 Aug 2008

Zen Quote for August

Filed under: Zen — Tags: , , — Cat @ 2:30 pm

The most important thing is, only do it.  When you only do something 100 percent, then there is no subject, no object.  There is no inside or outside.  Inside and outside already become one.  That means you and the universe are never separate.  There is no thinking.

Seung Shan

13 Jul 2008

Zen Quote for July

Filed under: Zen — Tags: , — Cat @ 7:31 am

Besides the noble art of getting things done, there is the noble art of leaving things undone. The wisdom of life consists in the elimination of nonessentials.

Lin Yutang

Having no plates to eat from, moves washing up from a nonessential to an essential, unfortunately.

7 Jun 2008

Zen Quote for June

Filed under: Zen — Tags: — Cat @ 12:25 pm

Kindness is more important than wisdom, and the recognition of this is the beginning of wisdom.

Theodore Rubin

1 May 2008

Zen Quote for May

Filed under: Zen — Tags: — Cat @ 8:00 am

This one is for any student out there:

A monk: “What is the fundamental teaching?”

Yun-men: “No question, no answer”

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