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35 Inspirational D.T. Suzuki Quotes On Success

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Daisetsu Teitaro Suzuki was a Japanese author of books and essays on Buddhism, Zen, and Shin that were instrumental in spreading interest in both Zen and Shin (and Far Eastern philosophy in general) to the West. Suzuki was also a prolific translator of Chinese, Japanese, and Sanskrit literature. Suzuki spent several lengthy stretches teaching or lecturing at Western universities, and devoted many years to a professorship at Ōtani University, a Japanese Buddhist school. He was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize in 1963. May his quotes inspire you to take action so that you may live your dreams.

1. “The truth of Zen, just a little bit of it, is what turns one’s humdrum life, a life of monotonous, uninspiring commonplaceness, into one of art, full of genuine inner creativity.” D.T. Suzuki

2. “Who would then deny that when I am sipping tea in my tearoom I am swallowing the whole universe with it and that this very moment of my lifting the bowl to my lips is eternity itself transcending time and space?” D.T. Suzuki

3. “Technical knowledge is not enough. One must transcend techniques so that the art becomes an artless art, growing out of the unconscious.” D.T. Suzuki

4. “Emptiness which is conceptually liable to be mistaken for sheer nothingness is in fact the reservoir of infinite possibilities.” D.T. Suzuki

5. “The intuitive recognition of the instant, thus reality is the highest act of wisdom.” D.T. Suzuki

6. “The idea of Zen is to catch life as it flows.” D.T. Suzuki

7. “I am an artist at living – my work of art is my life.” D.T. Suzuki

8. “Modern life seems to recede further and further away from nature, and closely connected with this fact we seem to be losing the feeling of reverence towards nature.” D.T. Suzuki

9. “When mountain-climbing is made too easy, the spiritual effect the mountain exercises vanishes into the air.” D.T. Suzuki

10. “If there is anything Zen strongly emphasizes it is the attainment of freedom; that is, freedom from all unnatural encumbrances.” D.T. Suzuki

11. “Meditation is something artificially put on; it does not belong to the native activity of the mind.” D.T. Suzuki

12. “However insistently the blind may deny the existence of the sun, they cannot annihilate it.” D.T. Suzuki

13. “The way to ascend unto God is to descend into one’s self; these are Hugo’s words. If thou wisheth to search out the deep things of God, search out the depths of thine own spirit.” D.T. Suzuki

14. “The wise Sekiso (Shih-Shuang) said, ‘Stop all your hankerings; let the mildew grow on your lips; make yourself like unto a perfect piece of immaculate silk; let your one thought be eternity; let yourself be like the dead ashes, cold and lifeless; again let yourself be like an old censer in a deserted village shrine!” D.T. Suzuki

15. “Emptiness constantly falls within our reach. It is always with us, and conditions all our knowledge, all our deeds and is our life itself. It is only when we attempt to pick it up and hold it forth as something before our eyes that it eludes us, frustrates all our efforts and vanishes like vapor.” D.T. Suzuki

16. “We teach ourselves; Zen merely points the way.” D.T. Suzuki

17. “There is something rejuvenating in the possession of Zen. The spring flowers look prettier, and the mountain stream runs cooler and more transparent. The subjective revolution that brings about this state of things cannot be called abnormal. When life becomes more enjoyable and its expense broadens to include the universe itself, there must be something in ‘satori’ that is quite precious and well worth one’s striving after.” D.T. Suzuki

18. “When a thing is denied, the very denial involves something not denied.” D.T. Suzuki

19. “But nothing awakens religious consciousness like suffering.” D.T. Suzuki

20. “The finger pointing at the moon remains a finger and under no circumstances can it be changed into the moon itself.” D.T. Suzuki

21. “Zen perceives and feels, and does not abstract and meditate. Zen penetrates and is finally lost in the immersion. Meditation, on the other hand, is outspokenly dualistic and consequently inevitably superficial.” D.T. Suzuki

22. “This acquisition of a new viewpoint in Zen is called ‘Satori’ (‘Wu’ in Chinese) and its verb form is ‘Satoru’. Without it there is no Zen, for the life of Zen begins with the ‘opening of Satori’; ‘Satori’ may be defined as intuitive looking-in, in contradistinction to intellectual and logical understanding. Whatever the definition, ‘Satori’ means the unfolding of a new world hitherto unperceived in the confusion of the dualistic mind.” D.T. Suzuki

23. “If a person opens his mouth to say affirmation or denial, he is lost. Zen is gone. But keeping silence does not go away. The stone on the ground is silent, the blossoming flower under the window is also silent, but they do not understand Zen. There must be some way to find the silence and the speech to be the same, ie. denial and affirmation to be unified in a higher form of utterance. We do that, so we have met Zen.” D.T. Suzuki

24. “How hard, then, and yet how easy it is to understand Zen! Hard because to understand it is not to understand it; easy because not to understand it is to understand it.” D.T. Suzuki

25. “Birth in the Pure Land is an event that takes place while we are still living in this life.” D.T. Suzuki

26. “No amount of wordy explanations will ever lead us into the nature of our own selves. The more you explain, the more it runs away from you. It’s like trying to get hold of your own shadow. You run after it and it runs with you at the same rate of speed.” D.T. Suzuki

27. “In Zen, there is nothing to explain, nothing to learn, nothing to enrich human knowledge. If knowledge does not arise in man, it is not his own, it is like a borrowed foreign adornment.” D.T. Suzuki

28. “When we start to feel anxious or depressed, instead of asking, What do I need to get to be happy? The question becomes, “What am I doing to disturb the inner peace that I already have?” D.T. Suzuki

29. “Monks ought to behave like a grinding stone: Changsan comes to sharpen his knife, Li-szŭ comes to grind his axe, everybody and anybody who wants to have his metal improved in anyway comes and makes use of the stone. Each time the stone is rubbed, it wears out, but it makes no complaint, nor does it boast of its usefulness. And those who come to it go home fully benefitted; some of them may not be quite appreciative of the stone; but the stone itself remains ever contented.” D.T. Suzuki

30. “When consciousness is not housed in a particular object, we say that it resides where there is no permanent cloister. What does it mean not to be located in a particular site? That is, it does not reside in goodness – evil, existence – non-existence, spirit – matter. This means not to remain in the emptiness or non-emptiness, nor in the rest or the no-one. Where there is no permanent cloister, there is the true cloak of consciousness.” D.T. Suzuki

31. “The more you suffer the deeper grows your character, and with the deepening of your character you read the more penetratingly into the secrets of life. All great artists, all great religious leaders, and all great social reformers have come out of the intensest struggles which they fought bravely, quite frequently in tears and with bleeding hearts.” D.T. Suzuki

32. “As far as the content goes, there is none in either Satori or Zen that can be described or presented or demonstrated for your intellectual appreciation. For Zen has no business with ideas, and Satori is a kind of inner perception – not the perception, indeed, of a single individual object but the perception of Reality itself, so to speak.” D.T. Suzuki

33. “Zen professes to be the spirit of Buddhism, but in fact it is the spirit of all religions and philosophies. When Zen is thoroughly understood, absolute peace of mind is attained, and a man lives as he should live.” D.T. Suzuki

34. “Perhaps there is after all nothing mysterious in Zen. Everything is open to your full view. If you eat your food and keep yourself cleanly dressed and work on the farm to raise your rice or vegetables, you are doing all that is required of you on this earth, and the infinite is realized in you.” D.T. Suzuki

35. “The basic idea of Zen is to come in touch with the inner workings of our being, and to do so in the most direct way possible, without resorting to anything external or superadded.” D.T. Suzuki

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35 Inspirational Paul Walker Quotes On Success

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Paul William Walker IV was an American actor. He is best known for his role as Brian O’Conner in the Fast & Furious franchise. Walker began his career as a child actor in the 1980s, gaining recognition in the 1990s after appearing in the television soap opera The Young and the Restless; he received praise for his performances in the teen comedy She’s All That and the comedy-drama Varsity Blues (both 1999), and saw international fame by starring in The Fast and the Furious (2001). Walker also starred in the commercially successful road thriller Joy Ride (2001), becoming an action star. He followed this with the box-office disappointments Into the Blue (2005) and Running Scared (2006), although earned praise for his performance in the survival drama Eight Below, and for his portrayal of Hank Hansen in Flags of Our Fathers (both 2006). Outside of these, Walker largely appeared in low budget action films, but starred in the commercially successful heist film Takers (2010). Walker died from injuries sustained from a single-vehicle collision on November 30, 2013. His father and daughter filed separate wrongful death lawsuits against Porsche, which resulted in settlements. At the time of his death, Walker did not complete filming Furious 7 (2015); it was released after rewrites and stand-ins, including his brothers Cody and Caleb, filled in for Walker, while the song “See You Again” by Wiz Khalifa and Charlie Puth was commissioned as a tribute. May these Paul Walker Quotes On Success inspire you to take action so that you may live your dreams.

1. “You have to make smart decisions, but you never know what will happen in the future.” Paul Walker

2. “Sometimes the hurdles aren’t really hurdles at all. They’re welcome challenges, tests.” Paul Walker

3. “I’m not afraid of anything. That’s just the way I am.” Paul Walker

4. “There’s a lot of guys that just get comfortable with their positions and rest on their laurels. I had to earn my way.” Paul Walker

5. “It’s not about working anymore, its about doing work I can be proud of.” Paul Walker

6. “If one day speed kills me, do not cry because I was smiling.” Paul Walker

7. “Surfing soothes me, it’s always been a kind of Zen experience for me. The ocean is so magnificent, peaceful, and awesome. The rest of the world disappears for me when I’m on a wave.” Paul Walker

8. “I’m a doer, and whether it was the tsunami in Sri Lanka or the earthquake in Indonesia, I was always saying, ‘I should be there; I should be helping out.'” Paul Walker

9. “I am going to continue to work hard, but I do not take it too seriously, I just do what feels right and I really want to have a good time.” Paul Walker

10. “You know, all that really matters is that the people you love are happy and healthy. Everything else is just sprinkles on the sundae.” Paul Walker

11. “Sometimes people count their chickens before they hatch.” Paul Walker

12. “I want to have the freedom to do whatever I want.” Paul Walker

13. “When I was younger, the pressure was just being cool. I never thought of myself as a cool guy. I always thought of myself as more of the goofy guy.” Paul Walker

14. “That’s one thing about Hollywood. People don’t always want what’s real. People always want a little more. So for me, it’s a compromise. Here you go, that hyper-reality.” Paul Walker

15. “I live by ‘Go big or go home.’ That’s with everything. It’s like either commit and go for it or don’t do it at all. I apply that to everything. I apply that to relationships, I apply that to like sports, I apply that to everything. That’s what I live by. That’s how I like it.” Paul Walker

16. “Train your mind to see the good in everything.” Paul Walker

17. “Me and my buddies are all like brothers. So it’s okay for us to say ‘I love you’ or whatever. It’s always cool. I think that comes from my dad. That’s just the way he always was.” Paul Walker

18. “I’m one of those people that think certain things happen at certain times for all the right reasons.” Paul Walker

19. “My motto is, you have to get in a sport a day.” Paul Walker

20. “My philosophy is: If you can’t have fun, there’s no sense in doing it.” Paul Walker

21. “I’m extemely competitive, so when people start counting me out or trying to categorise me, I sorta get hungry.” Paul Walker

22. Attitude is attitude, whether you’re a West Coast gangster or East Coast gangster, you know?” Paul Walker

23. “Ever since I was a kid, I wanted to be a marine biologist. As you go through the grind and the distraction of a career, it’s easy to lose sight of your dreams.” Paul Walker

24. “I look at people in certain circumstances, and I fall into caretaker mode real quick, real easy. I like to shoulder people up and carry them along, and then I end up creating some kind of dependency. I enable. It’s really, really hard for me.” Paul Walker

25. “The dream is to have it all. Who says you can’t have your cake and eat it too? Live this life, that life, this life, you know? You only live one time – I want to get it all in.” Paul Walker

26. “What I find really difficult is making career decisions. Normally it will take me two weeks, until the very last minute and I have to say yes or no. For a couple of weeks, I will tune everyone out who is giving me advice, so that I can make a clear decision on my own and it takes time.” Paul Walker

27. “‘The Fast’ is tough; it’s not easy. It represents too much to too many people. But that’s what also makes it fun.” Paul Walker

28. “I’ve always been one foot in, one foot out of this game because I’m not comfortable with being on the pedestal or the poster. That’s just not who I am. I’m more like the grunt. I want to be the guy behind the guy.” Paul Walker

29. “If you play with people who are better than you, then you get better.” Paul Walker

30. “There’s a time and place for everything, but as I get older, I like finding those human moments and really connecting. Maybe I’m not as cool as I once was.” Paul Walker

31. “When you put good will out there, it’s amazing what can be accomplished.” Paul Walker

32. “I don’t care what it is in life: listen to your heart. If you do, no matter what, you win.” Paul Walker

33. “I have friends that are super talented, that are far more talented than I am in certain areas, but it just doesn’t happen for them. Sometimes you feel guilty for your success because you know people who deserve it way more.” Paul Walker

34. “My mom was always really healthy and cautious about her diet, so I’m not a big sugar guy.” Paul Walker

35. “We’re only on the earth for a short period of time. Movies aren’t enough. I want to take my success and parlay it into something bigger and better.” Paul Walker

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Motivational is the word derived from the word ‘motive’ which means needs, desires, wants or drives within the individuals. It is the process of stimulating people to actions to accomplish their goals. May these Motivational Quotes On Success inspire you to take action so that you may live your dreams.

1. “I hated every minute of training, but I said, ‘Don’t quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion.” Muhammad Ali

2. “Smart people learn from everything and everyone, average people from their experiences, stupid people already have all the answers.” Socrates

3. “If you believe it’ll work out, you’ll see opportunities. If you don’t believe it’ll work out, you’ll see obstacles.” Wayne Dyer

4. “You don’t need to see the whole staircase, just take the first step.” Martin Luther King Jr.

5. “Unsuccessful people make their decisions based on their current situations. Successful people make their decisions based on where they want to be.” Benjamin Hardy

6. “The only thing standing in the way between you and your goal is the story you keep telling yourself as to why you can’t achieve it.” Jordan Belfort

7. “Don’t limit yourself. Many people limit themselves to what they think they can do. You can go as far as your mind lets you. What you believe, remember, you can achieve.” Mary Kay Ash

8. “Things may come to those who wait, but only the things left by those who hustle.” Abraham Lincoln

9. “Oh yes, the past can hurt. But the way I see it, you can either run from it or learn from it.” The Lion King

10. “Whenever you find yourself doubting how far you can go, just remember how far you have come.” Unknown

11. “Learn from the mistakes of others. You can’t live long enough to make them all yourself.” Eleanor Roosevelt

12. “You can either experience the pain of discipline or the pain of regret. The choice is yours.” Unknown

13. “Don’t be pushed around by the fears in your mind. Be led by the dreams in your heart.” Roy T. Bennett

14. “If you don’t get out of the box you’ve been raised in, you won’t understand how much bigger the world is.” Agelina Jolie

15. “Success is no accident. It is hard work, perseverance, learning, studying, sacrifice and most of all, love of what you are doing or learning to do.” Pele

16. “We realize the importance of our voices only when we are silenced.” Malala Yousafzai

17. “All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them.” Walt Disney

18. “Never give up on a dream just because of the time it will take to accomplish it. The time will pass anyway.” Earl Nightingale

19. “It is only when we take chances, when our lives improve. The initial and the most difficult risk that we need to take is to become honest.” Walter Anderson

20. “Don’t quit yet, the worst moments are usually followed by the most beautiful silver linings. You have to stay strong, remember to keep your head up and remain hopeful.” Unknown

21. “Learn to light a candle in the darkest moments of someone’s life. Be the light that helps others see; it is what gives life its deepest significance.” Roy T. Bennett

22. “We need to accept that we won’t always make the right decisions, that we’ll screw up royally sometimes – understanding that failure is not the opposite of success, it’s part of success.” Arianna Huffington

23. “If something is important enough, even if the odds are stacked against you, you should still do it.” Elon Musk

24. “Believe in yourself, take on your challenges, dig deep within yourself to conquer fears. Never let anyone bring you down. You got to keep going.” Chantal Sutherland

25. “Don’t say you don’t have enough time. You have exactly the same number of hours per day that were given to Helen Keller, Pasteur, Michelangelo, Mother Teresa, Leonardo Da Vinci, Thomas Jefferson, and Albert Einstein.” H. Jackson Brown Jr.

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35 Unity Quotes On Success

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Unity is being together or at one with someone or something. It’s the opposite of being divided. This is a word for togetherness or oneness. May these Unity Quotes On Success inspire you to take action so that you may live your dreams.

1. “My wisdom flows from the highest source, I salute that source in you. Let us work together for unity and peace.” Mahatma Gandhi

2. Peace, unity, love, and nonviolence should be our rallying cry and the catalyst for change in our nation.” Tony Evans

3. “Find the good. Seek the Unity. Ignore the divisions among us.” Aristotle

4. “The reason why the world lacks unity, and lies broken and in heaps, is, because man is disunited with himself.” Ralph Waldo Emerson

5. “He who experiences the unity of life sees his own self in all beings.” Gautama Buddha

6. “You don’t get unity by ignoring the questions that have to be faced.” Jay Weatherill

7. “Unity is strength. When there is teamwork and collaboration, wonderful things can be achieved.” Mattie Stepanek

8. “Only humility will lead us to unity, and unity will lead to peace.” Mother Teresa

9. “Unity is vision; it must have been part of the process of learning to see.” Henry Adams

10. “History teaches us that unity is strength, and cautions us to submerge and overcome our differences in the quest for common goals, to strive, with all our combined strength, for the path to true African brotherhood and unity.” Haile Selassie

11. “Do not follow the ideas of others, but learn to listen to the voice within yourself. Your body and mind will become clear and you will realize the unity of all things.” Dogen

12. “Precision, speed, unambiguity, knowledge of files, continuity, discretion, unity, strict subordination, reduction of friction and of material and personal costs – these are raised to the optimum point in the strictly bureaucratic administration.” Max Weber

13. “Where there is unity there is always victory.” Publilius Syrus

14. “The unity of freedom has never relied on uniformity of opinion.” John F. Kennedy

15. “I want to enjoy not getting recognised while it lasts. But the mask is a symbol of unity. Anyone can be a Walker.” Alan Walker

16. “Unity can only be manifested by the Binary. Unity itself and the idea of Unity are already two.” Buddha

17. “There is more power in unity than division.” Emanuel Cleaver

18. “The essence of the beautiful is unity in variety.” W. Somerset Maugham

19. “No man can lead man, we have to have unity.” Bob Marley

20. “Unity without verity is no better than conspiracy.” John Trapp

21. “Unity is strength, division is weakness.” Swahili Proverb

22. “Even if a unity of faith is not possible, a unity of love is.” Hans Urs von Balthasar

23. “Man is this plural and collective unity in which the unity of destination and the differences of destinies are to be understood through each other.” Paul Ricoeur

24. “Unity and simplicity are the two true sources of beauty.” Johann Joachim Winckelmann

25. “Neither man nor woman is perfect or complete without the other. Thus, no marriage or family, no ward or stake is likely to reach its full potential until husbands and wives, mothers and fathers, men and women work together in unity of purpose, respecting and relying upon each other’s strengths.” Sheri L. Dew

26. “It is not in numbers, but in unity, that our great strength lies.” Thomas Paine

27. “We should attempt to bring nature, houses, and human beings together in a higher unity.” Ludwig Mies van der Rohe

28. “Food feeds our souls. It is the single great unifier across all cultures. The table offers a sanctuary and a place to come together for unity and understanding.” Lidia Bastianich

29. “In crucial things, unity. In important things, diversity. In all things, generosity.” George H. W. Bush

30. “Our strength as a nation comes in our unity. We are the United States of America, not the divided states. And those who want to divide us are trying to divide us, and we shouldn’t let them do it.” Ben Carson

31. “Our ability to reach unity in diversity will be the beauty and the test of our civilization.” Mahatma Gandhi

32. “The good in this world far outweighs the evil. Our common humanity transcends our differences, and our most effective response to terror is compassion, it’s unity, and it’s love.” Loretta Lynch

33. “I know from personal experience that engaging with your community and helping others helps foster a sense of shared sacrifice and – at a time when our politics seem more focused on tearing us apart than bringing us together – that shared sacrifice will help us rekindle the national unity that has made us the strongest nation in the world.” Tammy Duckworth

34. “Rise above sectional interests and private ambitions. Pass from matter to spirit. Matter is diversity; spirit is light, life and unity.” Muhammad Iqbal

35. “Let us not let the world be defined by the destruction wrought by one virus, but illuminated by billions of hearts and minds working in unity.” Pardis Sabeti

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