Suzuki Roshi

‘If you can just appreciate each thing, one by one, then you will have pure gratitude. Even though you observe just one flower, that one flower includes everything. It is not just a flower. It is the absolute, it is Buddha himself. We see it in that way. But at the same time, that which exists is just a flower, and there is no one to see it and nothing to be seen. That is the feeling we should have in our practice and in our everyday activity. Then, whatever work you do, you will have a continuous feeling of pure gratitude.’ (Branching Streams Flow in the Darkness)

I don’t think I could claim to have a continuous feeling of pure gratitude, but I do try to follow this way when I take photographs.

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