Life is short and no one knows what the next moment will bring. Open your mind while you have the opportunity, thereby gaining the treasures of wisdom, which in turn you can share abundantly with others, bringing them happiness.
from the book Buddhism and Zen
translated by Nyogen Senzaki & Ruth Strout McCandless
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Further quotes from the book Buddhism and Zen:
- Truth is ever present
- The truth is the reality of mind
- Meditation is enlightenment itself
- Zen is simply the expression of truth
- Do not desire realization
- Meditation posture
- Think non-thinking
- Allow the practice itself to be liberation