Thursday, April 26, 2012


"In reflecting on our problems, we should include ourselves."

"Most problems we create because we don't know ourselves."

"When there is freedom from self, you have absolute freedom."

"The most important point is to accept yourself and stand on your two feet."

"When you are fooled by something else, the damage will not be so big.  But when you are fooled by yourself, it is fatal.  No more medicine."

"Because things don't actually go as you expect, there is suffering."

"When you can laugh at yourself, there is enlightenment."

"Moment after moment, completely devote yourself to listening to your inner voice."

"One kind word can turn over all of heaven and earth."

-quotes from David Chadwick's
Crooked Cucumber: The Life and Zen Teaching of Shunryu Suzuki

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