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One of the ways that Zen Buddhism differs from other schools of Buddhism is in its concept and cultivation of direct enlightenment – moments of instant realization of truths in ways that cannot be explained in words.
Over my years of study, I’ve compiled a rather large collection of inspiring quotes: a selection of them sit aside in a purple box for days like today when I’m not quite sure what to write about. Days like this, I like to sit and read through each of them, one-by-one, until I find one that inspires me to write.
While I’ve come across this quote many times before, it didn’t mean all that much to me; but I could tell there was a deeper meaning that I just wasn’t seeing yet, so I have been keeping it around to write about eventually. Today, the moment I read it, I instantly saw a world of meaning in the flash of an instant, in ways my mind could never perceive before.
It inspired me to share it with all of you; I hope it can serve you in similar ways on your path to greater spiritual awareness and enlightenment.