When he bowed to all those buddhas, the buddhas he bowed to were beyond his own understanding. Again and again he did it.
Source: Crooked Cucumber
Contributed by: Louëlla
I think you're all enlightened, until you open your mouths.
Enlightenment is not a complete remedy.
Source: Shunryu Suzuki, Crooked Cucumber
The secret of Soto Zen is just two words: not always so.... In Japanese, it's two words, three words in English. That is the secret of our practice.
A garden is never finished.
We should not be just a fan of dragons; we should always be the dragon himself. Then we will not be afraid of any dragon.
Everything you do is right, nothing you do is wrong, yet you must still make ceaseless effort.
Without ignoring the objective side of the truth, it has to be subjective as well, Buddha's whole teaching just for you, something you can taste. Not something to believe in but to discover, to experience.
When you say "Wait a moment," you are bound by your own karma; when you say "Yes I will," you are free.
There will always be war, but we must always work to oppose it.
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