The point is to forget the point

pig off dock

“So the secret is just to say ‘Yes!’ and jump off from here.  Then there is no problem.  It means to be yourself, always yourself, without sticking to an old self. You forget all about yourself and are refreshed.  You are a new self, and before that self becomes an old self, you say, ‘Yes!’ and you walk to the kitchen for breakfast.  So the point on each moment is to forget the point and extend your practice.”

— Shunryu Suzuki as quoted in Not Always So


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Nomad. Poet. Philosopher. Teacher. View all posts by Lightning Heart (Vikara)

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