The mind that does not understand is the Buddha. There is no other.
You cannot describe it or draw it. You cannot praise it enough or perceive it. No place can be found in which to put the Original Face; it will not disappear even when the universe is destroyed.
In studying the way, realizing it is hard; once you have realized it, preserving it is hard. When you can preserve it, putting it into practice is hard.
Learning Zen is a phenomenon of gold and dung. Before you understand it, it's like gold; after you understand it, it's like dung.
Let go over a cliff, die completely, and then come back to life -- after that you cannot be deceived.
No thought, no reflection, no analysis, no cultivation, no intention; let it settle itself.
Zen does not confuse spirituality with thinking about God while one is peeling potatoes. Zen spirituality is just to peel the potatoes.
Author: Alan W. Watts (1915-1973)
Profession: British-born American Philosopher, Author
When you pass through, no one can pin you down, no one can call you back.
There are no mundane things outside of Buddhism, and there is no Buddhism outside of mundane things.