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 "I look beyond;
Flowers are not,
Nor tinted leaves.
On the sea beach
A solitary cottage stands
In the waning light of an autumn eve.”

-Zen Poem 

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“Never was there a time when I did not exist, nor you, nor all these kings; nor in the future shall any of us cease to be.”
-Bhagavad-Gita

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“How joyful to look upon the awakened and keep company with the wise. Follow then the shining ones, the wise, the awakened, the loving. For they know how to work and forbear. But if you cannot find friend or master to go with you, travel on alone—Like a king who has given away his kingdom, like and elephant in the forest.”
-Buddha 

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“One thing, all things:
move among and intermingle,
without distinction.”
-Master Seng Tsan

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"This mountain makes the landscape it dominates charming and significant in every way. Having said this to ourselves a hundred times, we become so unreasonable and grateful that we suppose that whatever bestows so much charm must also be the most charming thing around and we climb the mountain and are disappointed. Suddenly the mountain itself and the whole landscape around us have lost their magic. We had forgotten that some greatness like some goodness, wants to be beheld only from a distance and by all means only from below, not from above, otherwise it makes no impression." 
-F. Nietzsche 

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"You ask me why I stay in these blue mountains.
I smile but I do not answer.
O, my mind is at ease!
Peach blossoms and flowing streams pass without a trace.
How different from the mundane world!"
-Zen Poem

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"Butei, Emperor of Ryo, sent for Fu-daishi to explain the Diamond Sutra. On the appointed day Fu-daishi came to the palace, mounted a platform, rapped the table before him then descended and, still not speaking, left.
Butei sat motionless for some minutes, whereupon Shiko, who had seen all that had happened, went up to him and said, 'May I be so bold, sir to ask whether you understood?'
The Emperor sadly shook his head.
'What a pity!' Shiko exclaimed. 'Fu-daishi has never been more eloquent."
-Anonymus