“No matter what the situation, you cannot neglect Buddha, because you yourself are Buddha. Only this Buddha will help you completely.” “Our teaching is to live, always in reality, in its exact sense….To make our effort, moment after moment, is our way. In an exact sense, the only thing we actually can study in our life is that on which we are working in each moment. We cannot even study Buddha’s words. To study Buddha’s words in their exact sense means to study them through some activity which you face moment after moment.”


–Suzuki Roshi ( Zen Mind, Beginner’s Mind (Shambhala Library)