“Calm” | Anthony Satori
“The purpose of meditation is to make our mind calm and peaceful. If our mind is peaceful, we will be free from worries and mental discomfort, and so we will experience true happiness. But if our mind is not peaceful, we will find it very difficult to be happy, even in the very best conditions.”
— Kelsang Gyatso
“Steel Horse” | Anthony Satori
“The Buddha, the Godhead, resides quite as comfortably in the circuits of a digital computer or the gears of a cycle transmission as he does at the top of a mountain or in the petals of a flower. To think otherwise is to demean the Buddha — which is to demean oneself.”
— Robert M. Persig, Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance
“Honey Bee” | Anthony Satori
“To pay attention, this is our endless and proper work.”
— Mary Oliver
“Feline Soul” | Anthony Satori
“One who lives in harmony with oneself lives in harmony with the universe.”
— Marcus Aurelius
“Tree in a Field of Yellow Flowers” | Anthony Satori
“The temple bell stops, but I still hear the sound coming out of the flowers.”
— Matsuo Basho
Our connection with God does not have to begin and end at the temple door. If we pay attention, watch closely, and listen carefully, we will find it vibrating throughout everything around us.
“Awakening” | Anthony Satori
“That is the real spiritual awakening, when something emerges from within you that is deeper than who you thought you were. So, the person is still there, but one could almost say that something more powerful shines through the person.”
— Eckhart Tolle
“Everness” | Anthony Satori
Strive to find happiness, gratitude, and inspiration in whatever good you may have in your life, right here, right now. This is the Everness of Zen.
There is no need to hurry to get there,
because there is only more here waiting there.
There is always more beauty in life when you love,
because even all becomes more when it’s shared.
There is no need to look too far forward or back,
because only now holds the essence of everness.
Find pleasure and calm in your presence of mind,
and your life won’t get lost into neverness.