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Shunryu Suzuki, Japanese Leader ( May 18, 1904 - December 4, 1971 )

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Without accepting the fact that everything changes, we cannot find perfect composure. Unfortunately, although it is true, it is difficult for us to accept it. Because we cannot accept the truth of transience, we suffer.~Shunryu Suzuki


Truth Changes Perfect

When you do something, you should burn yourself up completely, like a good bonfire, leaving no trace of yourself.~Shunryu Suzuki


Good Yourself Leaving

In the beginner's mind there are many possibilities, in the expert's mind there are few.~Shunryu Suzuki


Mind Possibilities Expert

Discipline is creating the situation.~Shunryu Suzuki


Discipline Situation

If your mind is empty, it is ready for anything. In the beginner's mind there are many possibilities; in the expert's mind there are few.~Shunryu Suzuki


Mind Possibilities Ready

Everything is perfect and there is always room for improvement.~Shunryu Suzuki


Improvement Perfect Always

Without accepting the fact that everything changes, we cannot find perfect composure. But unfortunately, although it is true, it is difficult for us to accept it. Because we cannot accept the truth of transience, we suffer.~Shunryu Suzuki


Change Truth Changes

The world is its own magic.~Shunryu Suzuki


World Magic Own

Preparing food is not just about yourself and others. It is about everything!~Shunryu Suzuki


Food Yourself Everything

There is no need to have a deep understanding of Zen.~Shunryu Suzuki


Deep Understanding Need

We must exist right here, right now!~Shunryu Suzuki


Now Right Here

When you understand one thing through and through, you understand everything.~Shunryu Suzuki


You Everything One Thing

If you think your body and mind are two, that is wrong; if you think that they are one, that is also wrong. Our body and mind are both two and one.~Shunryu Suzuki


Mind Body You

If you cannot bow to Buddha, you cannot be a Buddha. It is arrogance.~Shunryu Suzuki


You Arrogance Bow