Wednesday, February 21, 2007

zen eats

Here are some quotes from the 2006 Wisdom of the East mini calendar that are food related. Because food and eating is so very important for the body, mind and soul.

"When you do something, you should do it with your whole body and mind; you should be concentrated on what you do." -Suzuki

"God is in the abundant harvest; he is also in the famine that occurs when the harvest fails." -Mansur al-Hallaj

"When the flower blooms, the bees come uninvited." -Ramakrishna

"This ritual is One
The food is One
We who offer the food are One
The fire of hunger is also One
All action is One
We who understand this are One."
-Hindu blessing

Monk: "I have just entered the monestary: please give me some guidance."
Master: "Have you eaten your rice gruel?"
Monk: "Yes, I've eaten."
Master: "Then go wash your bowl." -Zen mondo

"Fill your bowl to the brim and it will spill.
Keep sharpening your knife and it will blunt.
Chase after money and security
and your heart will never unclench.
Care about people's approval
and you will be their prisoner."

"Who has never tasted what is bitter does not know what is sweet." -Chinese proverb

"when you drink water, remember the mountain spring." -Chinese proverb

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