Prana flows into you as sunshine flows into trees.

– Jean duPlessis

 

He who is harmony with Nature hits the mark without effort and apprehends the truth without thinking.

– Confucius

 

Make your heart like a lake with a calm still surface and great depths of kindness.

– Lao Tzu

 

Without opening your door, you can open your heart to the world.

– Tao Te Ching

 

The entire cosmos is a cooperative. The sun, the moon, and the stars live together as a cooperative. The same is true for humans and animals, trees, and the Earth.

– Buddhadasa Bhikkhu

 

We call this new awareness Interspiritual, implying not the homogenization of religion, but the recovering of the shared mystic heart beating in the center of the world’s deepest spiritual traditions.

– Brother Wayne Teasdale, Mystic Heart

 

The moment you have in your heart this extraordinary thing called love, and feel the depth, the delight, the ecstasy of it, you will discover that for you the world is transformed.

– J. Krishnamurti

 

Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished.

– Lao Tzu

 

The rose has thorns only for those who would gather it.

– Chinese Proverb

 

When you are in accord with nature, nature will yield up its bounty…and every sacred place is the place where eternity shines through time.

– Joseph Campbell

 

Enlightenment is like the moon reflected on the water.

The moon does not get wet, nor is the water broken.

Although its light is wide and great,

The moon is reflected even in a puddle an inch wide.

The whole moon and the entire sky

Are reflected in one dewdrop on the grass.

– Dogen

 

The mountains, I become a part of it…

The herbs, the fir tree, I become a part of it.

The morning mists, the clouds, the gathering waters,

I become a part of it.

The wilderness, the dew drops, the pollen…

I become a part of it.

– Navajo Chant

 

Earth provides enough to satisfy every man’s need, but not every man’s greed.

– Mahatma Gandhi

 

You must be the change you wish to see in the world.

– Mahatma Gandhi

 

Look at the trees, look at the birds, look at the clouds, look at the stars… and if you have eyes you will be able to see that the whole existence is joyful.  Everything is simply happy.  Trees are happy for no reason; they are not going to become prime ministers or presidents and they are not going to become rich and they will never have any bank balance.  Look at the flowers – for no reason.  It is simply unbelievable how happy flowers are.

– Osho

 

Just as the beauty and sweet fragrance of the Lotus flower are only revealed when it rises up from the muddy water and turns towards the sun, so our lives will only grow in beauty when we leave behind the world of Maya or illusion and look toward God, through meditation.

– Swami Vishnu Devananda

 

The fragrance always remains on the hand that gives the rose.

– Gandhi

 

The dedication of a virtuous act for all beings is like a adding a drop of water to the ocean.  As long as the ocean exists, the drop of water exists.  So, too, a small positive action, when directed toward the benefit of all beings, will endure forever.

– A Buddha

 

You should entreat trees and rocks to preach the Dharma, and you should ask the rice fields and gardens for the truth.

– Eihei Dogen

 

My heart that was rapt away by the wild cherry blossoms – will it return to my body when they scatter?

– Kotomichi

 

The color of the mountains is Buddha’s body; the sound of running water is his great speech.

– Dogen

 

Student – How may I enter the Way?

Teacher – Do you hear the murmur of the mountain stream? There you may enter.

– Zen Koan

 

Be aware of the contact between your feet and the Earth. Walk as if you are kissing the Earth with your feet. We have caused a lot of damage to the Earth. Now it is time for us to take good care of her. We bring our peace and calm to the surface of the Earth and share the lesson of love. We walk in that spirit.

– Thich Nhat Hanh

 

Drink your tea slowly and reverently, as if it is the axis on which the world earth revolves – slowly, evenly, without rushing toward the future. Live the actual moment.

Only this moment is life.

– Thich Nhat Hanh

 

We meditate on the transcendental glory of the Deity Supreme, who is inside the heart of the Earth, inside the life of the sky, and inside the soul of the heaven.

– From the Gayatri Mantra

Only spiritual consciousness – realization of God’s presence in oneself and in every other living being – can save the world. I see no chance for peace without it.

– Paramahansa Yogananda

 

If one’s mind had peace, the whole world would appear peaceful.

– Sri Ramana Maharshi

 

You have it in your power to make your days on Earth a path of flowers, instead of a path of thorns.

– Sri Sathya Sai Baba

 

Be the peace you wish for the world.

– Mahatma Gandhi