Shunryu Suzuki

suzuki.jpg“It is when your practice is rather greedy that you become discouraged with it. So you should be grateful that you have a sign or warning signal to show you the weak point in your practice.”

“People who know the state of emptiness will always be able to dissolve their problems by constancy.”

“The point we emphasize is strong confidence in our original nature.”

“We should find perfect existence through imperfect existence.”

“Before the rain stops we can hear a bird. Even under the heavy snow we see snowdrops and some new growth.”

Excerpts taken from: Zen Mind, Beginner’s Mind by Shunryu Suzuki


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