Zen quotes inspire me deeply. The wisdom is so profound and abstract that it leads to different interpretations. The best part is there is no one right answer but the process of contemplation is by itself calming. Even the meaning may vary depending on a persons state of mind at that moment. This is best explained in a Chuang Tzu quote ~ “If one asks about the Tao and another answers him neither of them knows it”!
So I happened to view a beautiful Zen quote at a blogger friend’s site at http://erranttranscendentalist.wordpress.com/2012/04/30/442/ and was virtually enthralled by its simplicity as well as its spiritual dimension!
In the picture above you can see a monk carrying water with a smile and captioned as~
“Before Enlightenment chop wood, carry water. After enlightenment chop wood, carry water”.
What does it mean? Please feel free to share.
Thank you & cheers 🙂