Zen is not a religion, not a dogma, not a creed. Zen is not even a quest, an inquiry; it is non-philosophical. The fundemental of the Zen approach is that all is as it should be, nothing is missing, This very moment everything is perfect.
A seed is a miser, confined to himself, and a flower is a spendthrift.
Source: Zen, Its History and Teachings, Pages: 6..12
Contributed by: Michael