Suzuki Roshi

‘All the teachings come from practicing zazen, where Buddha’s mind is transmitted to us. To sit is to open up our transmitted mind, and all the treasures we experience come from this mind. To realize our true mind, or transmitted mind, we practice zazen.
Many people seek for a special place, and become confused. As Dogen Zenji says, “Why give up your own seat and wander about in the dusty realms of foreign countries?” When we are sightseeing, we are involved in an idea of hasty attainment. Our way is to go step by step, appreciating our everyday life. Then we can see what we are doing where we are.’ (Not Always So)

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