‘If we understand our practice as attaining the absolute, we may encounter the problem of thinking our everyday life is of no consequence. We might believe that our effort is to transcend daily life and enter a rarefied and imagined spiritual state. It is imperative that we understand our everyday life as being-time’s complete expression. A bodhisattva’s liberation is enacted as the activity of entering the water, entering the mud.’ (Being-Time)
Typing this out, I was inexorably drawn to remember these two passages that I am fond of.