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Shunryu Suzuki Quotes By Shunryu Suzuki: TRANSIENCY We should find perfect existence through imperfect TRANSIENCY We should find perfect existence through imperfect existence. — Shunryu Suzuki
Shunryu Suzuki Quotes By Shunryu Suzuki: It must be obvious ... that there is It must be obvious ... that there is a contradiction in wanting to be perfectly secure in a universe whose very nature is momentariness and fluidity. — Shunryu Suzuki
Shunryu Suzuki Quotes By Shunryu Suzuki: You must be true to your own way You must be true to your own way until at last you actually come to the point where you see it is necessary to forget all about yourself. — Shunryu Suzuki
Shunryu Suzuki Quotes By Shunryu Suzuki: In the beginner's mind there are many possibilities, In the beginner's mind there are many possibilities, but in the expert's there are few — Shunryu Suzuki
Shunryu Suzuki Quotes By Shunryu Suzuki: The purpose of studying Buddhism is not to The purpose of studying Buddhism is not to study Buddhism, but to study ourselves. — Shunryu Suzuki
Shunryu Suzuki Quotes By Shunryu Suzuki: If you take pride in your attainment or If you take pride in your attainment or become discouraged because of your idealistic effort, your practice will confine you by a thick wall. — Shunryu Suzuki
Shunryu Suzuki Quotes By Shunryu Suzuki: Take care of things, and they will take Take care of things, and they will take care of you. — Shunryu Suzuki
Shunryu Suzuki Quotes By Shunryu Suzuki: To find perfect composure in the midst of To find perfect composure in the midst of change is to find nirvana. — Shunryu Suzuki
Shunryu Suzuki Quotes By Shunryu Suzuki: If it is raining out, do not walk If it is raining out, do not walk fast, because it is raining everywhere. — Shunryu Suzuki
Shunryu Suzuki Quotes By Shunryu Suzuki: When we realize the everlasting truth of "everything When we realize the everlasting truth of "everything changes" and find our composure in it, we find ourselves in Nirvana. — Shunryu Suzuki
Shunryu Suzuki Quotes By Shunryu Suzuki: You should rather be grateful for the weeds, You should rather be grateful for the weeds, because eventually they will enrich your practice. — Shunryu Suzuki
Shunryu Suzuki Quotes By Pema Chodron: Life is like stepping into a boat that Life is like stepping into a boat that is about to sail out to sea and sink. - SHUNRYU SUZUKI ROSHI A — Pema Chodron
Shunryu Suzuki Quotes By Shunryu Suzuki: A Zen master once said, "To go eastward A Zen master once said, "To go eastward one mile is to go westward one mile." This is vital freedom. We should acquire this kind of perfect freedom. — Shunryu Suzuki
Shunryu Suzuki Quotes By Shunryu Suzuki: Even though it is midnight, dawn is here; Even though it is midnight, dawn is here; even though dawn comes, it is nighttime. — Shunryu Suzuki
Shunryu Suzuki Quotes By Shunryu Suzuki: Hell is not punishment, it's training. Hell is not punishment, it's training. — Shunryu Suzuki
Shunryu Suzuki Quotes By Shunryu Suzuki: As long as we have some definite idea As long as we have some definite idea about or some hope in the future, we cannot really be serious with the moment that exists right now. — Shunryu Suzuki
Shunryu Suzuki Quotes By Shunryu Suzuki: Instead of respecting things, we want to use Instead of respecting things, we want to use them for ourselves and if it is difficult to use them, we want to conquer them. — Shunryu Suzuki
Shunryu Suzuki Quotes By Shunryu Suzuki: In the mind of the beginner, there are In the mind of the beginner, there are many possibilities. In the mind of the expert there are few. — Shunryu Suzuki
Shunryu Suzuki Quotes By Shunryu Suzuki: Our way to practice is one step at Our way to practice is one step at a time, on breath at a time. — Shunryu Suzuki
Shunryu Suzuki Quotes By Shunryu Suzuki: As soon as you see something, you already As soon as you see something, you already start to intellectualize it. As soon as you intellectualize something, it is no longer what you saw. — Shunryu Suzuki
Shunryu Suzuki Quotes By Shunryu Suzuki: When we do not expect anything we can When we do not expect anything we can be ourselves. That is our way, to live fully in each moment of time. — Shunryu Suzuki
Shunryu Suzuki Quotes By Shunryu Suzuki: People who know the state of emptiness will People who know the state of emptiness will always be able to dissolve their problems by constancy. — Shunryu Suzuki
Shunryu Suzuki Quotes By Shunryu Suzuki: A student, filled with emotion and crying, implored, A student, filled with emotion and crying, implored, "Why is there so much suffering?"
Suzuki Roshi replied, "No reason. — Shunryu Suzuki
Shunryu Suzuki Quotes By Shunryu Suzuki: You will always exist in the universe in You will always exist in the universe in one form or another. — Shunryu Suzuki
Shunryu Suzuki Quotes By Shunryu Suzuki: Concentration comes not from trying hard to focus Concentration comes not from trying hard to focus on something, but from keeping your mind open and directing it at nothing. — Shunryu Suzuki
Shunryu Suzuki Quotes By Shunryu Suzuki: To stop your mind does not mean to To stop your mind does not mean to stop the activities of mind. It means your mind pervades your whole body. — Shunryu Suzuki
Shunryu Suzuki Quotes By Shunryu Suzuki: Whether you have a problem in your life Whether you have a problem in your life or not depends upon your own attitude, your own understanding. — Shunryu Suzuki
Shunryu Suzuki Quotes By Shunryu Suzuki: The secret of Soto Zen is just two The secret of Soto Zen is just two words: not always so ... In Japanese, it's two words, three words in English. That is the secret of our practice. — Shunryu Suzuki
Shunryu Suzuki Quotes By Shunryu Suzuki: When we become truly ourselves, we just become When we become truly ourselves, we just become a swinging door, and we are purely independent of, and at the same time, dependent upon everything. — Shunryu Suzuki
Shunryu Suzuki Quotes By Shunryu Suzuki: There is no certain way that exists permanently There is no certain way that exists permanently ... Moment after moment we have to find our own way. — Shunryu Suzuki
Shunryu Suzuki Quotes By Shunryu Suzuki: But as long as you have some fixed But as long as you have some fixed idea or are caught by some habitual way of doing things, you cannot appreciate things in their true sense. — Shunryu Suzuki
Shunryu Suzuki Quotes By Shunryu Suzuki: Even if the sun were to rise from Even if the sun were to rise from the west, the Bodhisattva has only one way. — Shunryu Suzuki
Shunryu Suzuki Quotes By Shunryu Suzuki: Everything you do is right, nothing you do Everything you do is right, nothing you do is wrong, yet you must still make ceaseless effort. — Shunryu Suzuki
Shunryu Suzuki Quotes By Shunryu Suzuki: To have some deep feeling about Buddhism is To have some deep feeling about Buddhism is not the point; we just do what we should do, like eating supper and going to bed. This is Buddhism. — Shunryu Suzuki
Shunryu Suzuki Quotes By Shunryu Suzuki: There will always be war, but we must There will always be war, but we must always work to oppose it. — Shunryu Suzuki
Shunryu Suzuki Quotes By Shunryu Suzuki: Even though you have pain in your legs, Even though you have pain in your legs, you can do it. Even though your practice is not good enough, you can do it. — Shunryu Suzuki
Shunryu Suzuki Quotes By Shunryu Suzuki: To take this posture itself is the purpose To take this posture itself is the purpose of our practice. — Shunryu Suzuki
Shunryu Suzuki Quotes By Shunryu Suzuki: In your very imperfections you will find the In your very imperfections you will find the basis for your firm, way-seeking mind. — Shunryu Suzuki
Shunryu Suzuki Quotes By Shunryu Suzuki: The more you practice zazen, the more you The more you practice zazen, the more you will be able to accept something as your own, whatever it is. — Shunryu Suzuki
Shunryu Suzuki Quotes By Shunryu Suzuki: We die, and we do not die. We die, and we do not die. — Shunryu Suzuki
Shunryu Suzuki Quotes By Shunryu Suzuki: Wherever you go you will find your teacher, Wherever you go you will find your teacher, as long as you have the eyes to see and the ears to hear. — Shunryu Suzuki
Shunryu Suzuki Quotes By Shunryu Suzuki: We have to study with our warm heart, We have to study with our warm heart, not just with our brain. — Shunryu Suzuki
Shunryu Suzuki Quotes By Shunryu Suzuki: enjoy your problems enjoy your problems — Shunryu Suzuki
Shunryu Suzuki Quotes By Shunryu Suzuki: Let your ears hear without trying to hear. Let your ears hear without trying to hear. Let the mind think without trying to think and without trying to stop it. That is practice. — Shunryu Suzuki
Shunryu Suzuki Quotes By Shunryu Suzuki: We ourselves cannot put any magic spells on We ourselves cannot put any magic spells on this world. The world is its own magic. — Shunryu Suzuki
Shunryu Suzuki Quotes By Shunryu Suzuki: To renounce things is not to give them To renounce things is not to give them up. It is to acknowledge that all things go away. — Shunryu Suzuki
Shunryu Suzuki Quotes By Shunryu Suzuki: A Master who cannot bow to a disciple A Master who cannot bow to a disciple cannot bow to Buddha. — Shunryu Suzuki
Shunryu Suzuki Quotes By Shunryu Suzuki: When you do something, you should burn yourself When you do something, you should burn yourself up completely, like a good bonfire, leaving no trace of yourself. — Shunryu Suzuki
Shunryu Suzuki Quotes By Shunryu Suzuki: But do not give up your practice; continue But do not give up your practice; continue it, knowing your weakness. — Shunryu Suzuki
Shunryu Suzuki Quotes By Shunryu Suzuki: It is necessary to remember what we have It is necessary to remember what we have done, but we should not become attached to what we have done in some special sense. — Shunryu Suzuki
Shunryu Suzuki Quotes By Shunryu Suzuki: We must exist right here, right now! We must exist right here, right now! — Shunryu Suzuki