Hakuun Yasutani Quotes

Who is Hakuun Yasutani?

Hakuun Yasutani was a Sōtō rōshi, the founder of the Sanbo Kyodan organization of Japanese Zen.

Born January 01, 1885
Died January 01, 1973

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Best Quotes by Hakuun Yasutani

“Unless you can explain Zen in words that a fisherman will comprehend, you don’t know what you’re talking about.”

“Even though flowers fall, don't regret it. Even though weeds grow, don't hate them. Don't arouse the passions of attraction and repulsion, hating and loving. If only we don't arouse the passions, the falling of flowers and the growing of weeds as they are is manifest absolute reality.”

“The fundamental delusion of humanity is to suppose that I am here and you are out there.”

“Unless you can explain something in words that a fisherman will comprehend, you don’t know what you’re talking about.”

“Whatever you can conceive or imagine is but a fragment of yourself.”

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