Obstacle - Obstacles Quotes

If you wish to obtain an orthodox understanding of Zen, do not be deceived by others. Inwardly or outwardly, if you encounter any obstacles kill them right away. If you encounter the Buddha, kill him.

One of the greatest obstacles to success is man’s inability to put first things first.

Real obstacles don’t take you in circles. They can be overcome. Invented ones are like a maze.

Imaginary obstacles are insurmountable. Real ones aren’t.

Life’s up and downs provide windows of opportunity to determine your values and goals – Think of using all obstacles as stepping stones to build the life you want.

It is not ease but effort, not facility, but difficulty, that makes men. There is, perhaps no station in life in which difficulties have not to be encountered and overcome before any decided measure of success can be achieved.

A great obstacle to happiness is to expect too much happiness.

But there was always some obstacle in the way. Something to be got through first, some unfinished business, time still to be served, a debt to be paid. Then life would begin. At last it dawned on me that these obstacles were my life.

Practice means to perform, over and over again in the face of all obstacles, some act of vision, of faith, of desire. Practice is a means of inviting the perfection desired.

Success, in my view, is the willingness to strive for something you really want. The person not reaching the top is no less a success than the one who achieved it, if they both sweated blood, sweat and tears and overcame obstacles and fears. The failure to be perfect does not mean you’re not a […]