Creative Proverbs from the Zen Culutre
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Zen* Culture
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Background: Zen is an important school of Buddhism for enlightenment (bodhi) achieved by Gautama the Buddha. The school arose in 6th century China, but did not fully develop until the 12th century in Japan. In its secondary developments of mental tranquillity, fearlessness, and spontaneity--all faculties of the enlightened mind--the school of Zen has had lasting influence on the cultural life of Japan.

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Proverbs from the Zen Culture
If you understand, things are just as they are; if you do not understand, things are just as they are.
Sitting quietly, doing nothing, spring comes and the grass grows by itself.
Do not seek the truth, only cease to cherish your opinions.
Only when you can be extremely pliable and soft can you be extremely hard and strong.
The obstacle is the path.

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