‘The mind that neither ignores anything nor attaches to anything is not something that is obtained through training. It is the natural “power” with which you entered this world. Those of us who are called Zen monks enter the monastery in order to awaken through practice to this power that we inherently possess, to freely demonstrate it, and to bring it to life.’ (Novice To Master)
The first part of this post is an essential summation of our practice. The second part outlines how our practice can be beneficial: it is not just the awakenning, but the manifestion and offering as we leave the monastery and return to the marketplace.