5 Suzuki Roshi Quotes that Will Empty Your Mind!

  1. “Real Freedom is to not feel limited when wearing this Zen robe, this troublesome formal robe. Similarly, in our busy life we should wear this civilization without being bothered by it, without ignoring it, without being caught by it.”

  2. “You should rather be grateful for the weeds you have in your mind, because eventually they will enrich your practice.”

  3. “Life is like stepping onto a boat which is about to sail out to sea and sink.” 

  4. “The basic teaching of Buddhism is the teaching of transiency or change. That everything changes is the basic truth for each existence. No one can deny this truth and all teaching of Buddhism is condensed within it. This is the teaching for all of us. Wherever we go this teaching is true. This teaching is also understood as the teaching of selflessness. Because each existence is in constant change, there is no abiding self.”

  5. “There is no need to have a deep understanding of Zen.”

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