Thursday, January 10, 2013
Student - "What is Nirvana?"
Shunryu Suzuki - "Seeing one thing through to the end"
Comment - there is no end.
Often we practice Zen, Yoga, or any form of self improvement as if we hope to accomplish something - to reach the end and be all done with it. Would we practice eating in the same manner? Can we get so good at sleep that we never need to do it again? The journey is the goal. We practice daily - perfectly - improving each day. Keep practicing.
"Each one of you is perfect in the way that you are, and you could use a little improvement."
~ Shunryu Suzuki
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