Nyogen Senzaki

‘Monks have no monopoly on Zen. Zen belongs to the world. Laymen and laywomen adherents shoud study Zen – even children in kindergarten should be trained in the Zen way. The shrubs and grasses around this humble house also study Zen. They show the color of Zen through their own natural green… Zen monks are like street cleaners. They do their work so that others can go their different ways.’ (Eloquent Silence)

I was quite surprised to discover I had not posted this sharp little paragraph before. Senzaki, once again, showing that he had the right idea, decades before others were hawking their wares around the same locales.


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