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Matsuo Basho Quotes



Quotes by Matsuo Basho - (8 quotes)

Matsuo Basho - From the Activity category:

Go to the object. Leave your subjective preoccupation with yourself. Do not impose yourself on the object. Become one with the object. Plunge deep enough into the object to see something like a hidden glimmering there. (Matsuo Basho)

Matsuo Basho - From the Change category:

With every gust of wind, the butterfly changes its place on the willow. (Matsuo Basho)

Matsuo Basho - From the Desire category:

Never let go of the fiery sadness called desire. (Matsuo Basho)

Matsuo Basho - From the Journey category:

Every day is a journey, and the journey itself is home. (Matsuo Basho)

Matsuo Basho - From the Listening category:

Learn how to listen as things speak for themselves. (Matsuo Basho)

Matsuo Basho - From the Renewal category:

Operating superficially, the mind is random in its activity and stale in its insights and images. However, with practice and experience the mind is freed from the skull, and the fresh and new can appear as though for the first time. (Matsuo Basho)

Matsuo Basho - From the Searching category:

Do not seek to follow in the footsteps of men of old; seek what they sought. (Matsuo Basho)

Matsuo Basho - From the Universe category:

Make the universe your companion, always bearing in mind the true nature of things - mountains and rivers, trees and grasses, and humanity - and enjoy the falling blossoms and the scattering leaves. (Matsuo Basho)