Tag: the self

ten thousand things

John Ames (first page):

There are thousand thousand reasons to live this life, every one of them sufficient.

Eihei Dogen:

To study the Buddha’s way is to study the self,
to study the self is to forget the self.
To forget the self is to be awakened by ten thousand things.

Lao Tzu:

Tao gives life to the one
The one gives life to the two
The two give life to the three
The three give life to ten thousand things

Matt Redman:

For all Your goodness
will keep on singing
Ten thousand reasons
For my heart to find


I take His cross in my arms with joy; I bless it, I rejoice in it. Suffering for Christ is my garland. I would not exchange Christ for ten thousand worlds! nay, if the comparison could stand, I would not exchange Christ with heaven.