To receive everything, one must open one's hands and give.
If you are not happy here and now, you never will be.
Think with your whole body
Time is not a line, but a series of now-points
Train the body and develop stamina and endurance. But the spirit of competition and power that presides over them is not good, it reflects a distorted vision of life. The root of the martial arts is not there.
We feel our shell keeps us safe, but it crushes us and others, and keeps out light and sun.
You must not take out your sword because if you try to kill someone, you must die for it yourself. What you must do instead is kill yourself, kill your own mind.
Harmonizing opposites by going back to their source is the distinctive quality of the Zen attitude, the Middle Way: embracing contradictions, making a synthesis of them, achieving balance.
You are the strongest and the others keep their distance. It is no longer necessary to win victories over them.
If you have a glass full of liquid you can discourse forever on its qualities, discuss whether it is cold, warm, whether it is really and truly composed of H-2-O, or even mineral water, or saki. Meditation is Drinking it!