Shundo Aoyama

‘Whether good or bad, whatever we do remains a fact, which does not increase or diminish in value according to the praise or blame of others; it becomes a karmic force that accompanies us. In this way, our personality is unfailingly shaped by all our acts.
Unperturbed by praise or censure and taking that universal truth to heart, we fervently wish to act always with prudence. This ardent desire is accomplished through self-restraint.
Because I know that this is extremely difficult to do, I will keep these words firmly in mind and try to be very careful with each day.’ (Zen Seeds)

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