Favourite Quotes

As you are, so is the world. – Akira Tomiyama


To be in harmony, at least one must be able to accommodate, tolerate, concede to, and accept others insofar as the ocean can contain all waters running into it and as space can permeate all things.

One must also be agreeable and be able to integrate, assimilate, and fuse one’s experience to see the world as it really is.

Therefore, when everything outside is incongruous, harmony is more easily attained within and less without. – Akira Tomiyama

You are, therefore I am. – Akira Tomiyama

One does not sit in zazen (meditation) to reach satori (enlightenment.) – Kodo Sawaki

Far away in the Sun are our highest aspirations. We may not reach them, but we can look up and see their beauty, believe in them and try to follow where they lead. 天際旭日裡有我們的理想, 我們未必都能達成, 然而它的美好昭然若揭, 讓人信任, 追随. – Akira Tomiyama

“Abide in Truth as It Abides in You.” – Akira Tomiyama

“The moment the aspiration to Enlightenment arises, perfect Buddhahood has already been realised.” – the Avatamsaka Sutra

“For one human being to love another human being: that is perhaps the most difficult task that has been entrusted to us, the ultimate task, the final test and proof, the work for which all other work is merely preparation.” – Rainer Maria Rilke

“Wild animals never kill for sport. Man is the only one to whom the torture and death of his fellow creatures is amusing in itself.” – James Anthony Froude – Historian

“It would be possible to describe everything scientifically, but it would make no sense; it would be without meaning, as if you described a Beethoven symphony as a variation of wave pressure. – Albert Einstein


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