Friday, April 11, 2014

Zen - The Attainment of Enlightenment -Blog 

The Debut of A Paul Simon Song Parody To Aid in Stress Relief, Zen Masters’ Quotes, Posters and More!

Enlightenment Poem by Bassui

What is this mind?
Who is hearing these sounds?
Do not mistake any state for
Self-realization, but continue
To ask yourself even more intensely,
What is it that hears? 

The above poem is featured on our website's new page: Zen Quotes  <<-Click the link to find four new Zen posters (no previews on this blog), and other great Zen quotes.  Your visit counts! #Zen #Relaxing 

This Osho Quote Zen Poster
may be shared off our Facebook page.

You are truth
You are love
You are bliss
You are freedom

Favorite Osho Quote:  My meditation is simple. It does not require any complex practices. It is simple. It is singing. It is dancing. It is sitting silently.

Song Parody of 50 Ways to Leave Your Lover by Paul Simon

Zen Ways To Leave Your Stress

The answer is all inside your mind
Tao said to me
The solution is plain if you
Stop seeking & be free
I’d like to help you in your quest
To simply be
There must be Zen ways
To leave your stress

At the center of your being
Din must stop
I know it’s not easy
But a jug fills drop by drop
So Zen just close your eyes
Say om and your soul will pop!
There must be Zen ways
To leave your stress
Zen ways to leave your stress


You just learn to relax, Max
Find a little peace, Pete
No need to atone, Joan
Just set yourself free    
So look inward, Leonard
You don’t need to go wayward
Slow breathing is the key, Lee    
And say om after me        

#PaulSimon #Parody #Song  #Stress

If you are unfamiliar with the tune, go to and check it out!

Amidst the worldly comings and goings, observe how endings become beginnings. -Tao Te Ching

The om Masters of Zen: Buddha, Thich Nhat Hanh and Lao Tzu

Buddha Quotes:

-Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment. -Buddha

-A jug fills drop by drop. -Buddha

-Do not speak unless it improves on silence. -Buddha 

-Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intent of throwing it at someone else; you are the one who gets burned. -Buddha

-What you think you become. -Buddha

Thich Nhat Hanh Quotes:

-Walk as if you are kissing the Earth with your feet. -Thích Nhất Hạnh

-To be beautiful means to be yourself. You don’t need to be accepted by others. You need to accept yourself. -Thich Nhat Hanh

-My actions are my only true belongings. -Thich Nhat Hanh

-Smile, breathe and go slowly. -Thich Nhat Hanh 

-Feelings come and go like clouds in a windy sky. Conscious breathing is my anchor.
Life is available only in the present moment. -Thich Nhat Hanh

This great Zen Quote
can be shared off
our other Facebook page

Lao Tzu Quotes:

-Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished, -Lao Tzu

-Simplicity, patience, compassion.  These three are your greatest treasures. -Lao Tzu

-At the center of your being
 you have the answer;
 you know who you are
 and you know what you want. -Lao Tzu

-Silence is a source of Great Strength. -Lao Tzu

-Stop thinking, and end your problems. -Lao Tzu

Important:  Finding even a few minutes each day to relax, empty your mind of its worries, and reconnect with a feeling of oneness with nature can make a positive impact on your life!

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How to break a habit and get into exercise
Celebrating The Haiku Poem

As always, we thank you for visiting this blog.  Your support is appreciated!  Feel free to use the comment section for ideas on future blog topics.  

-Poems & Quotes Finder


  1. The human mind is very powerful and we can do so much, achieve whatever if we put our hearts and our minds to it.

  2. Yea. Our mind are more powerful.
    Our thinking is something that we can not avoid, disapproved that quote by Lao Tzu who said "Stop thinking, and end your problems."

  3. It is a very fast paced life these days and slowing down and just putting time in to honest thoughts is so important! Thank you for sharing.

  4. So many great quotes! Thanks for sharing these.

    Michelle F.

  5. The human mind is both a beautiful and dangerous thing.

  6. Stop thinking and end your problems.. that is so true.. cause when i have a problem all i do is think about how to solve it..

  7. Wonderful quotes to free stress and your mind!

  8. love this page, very wonderful quotes!

  9. It's amazing how much our minds can control our entire body. Love these quotes and very thought provoking!

  10. will prolly listen to the youtube one to so i can relate! it must be a very nice one just by reading the lyrics above!

  11. I guess we always need our alone time to reflect and be enlightened.

  12. I'm hearing many sounds at the same time. Deep inside, sometimes I'm lost. When that happens, I just pray and listen to God's voice and follow the calling.

  13. I enjoying reading and feeding myimf with postive quotes and affirmations, I really enjoyed and stole a few of these quotes,

  14. I am a Nichiren Buddhist and I love reading any zen and enlightening quotes. You picked great ones!

  15. I really like this one. I really like reading the different poems you share.

  16. You are truth
    You are love
    You are bliss
    You are freedom

    Wow! so inspiring, and so positive words. Thanks for sharing

  17. I love what you did with the Paul Simon song. That was awesome!

  18. What the mind can concieve your body can achieve.

  19. Totally agree with taking a few minutes to meditate and clear your mind each day. It's so important!

  20. Beautiful poems as always

  21. Love this poem- meditation is so important!

  22. So many great quotes. I really love the picture of the fruit with the quote "Still becoming". We are all works in progress.

  23. My favorite are the Buddha quotes. So good.

  24. Those are very nice quotes. Thanks for sharing.

  25. really liked this. will check out youtube for it.

  26. Our minds are very powerful! The Paul Simon song is very powerful!

  27. The Tao Te Ching quote is perfect! Yes, we should let world come and go and find the true peace.

  28. So many fabulous quotes. Very uplifting!

  29. Great set of quotes here, bookmarking this one!

  30. Thanks for sharing all these great quotes, I enjoyed reading them!

  31. Beautiful! Thanks so much for sharing!

  32. I particularly liked the "You are truth
    You are love
    You are bliss
    You are freedom
    -Osho" quote! It was very peaceful.

  33. Wow! I love these! All so true and thought provoking!