The true purpose is to see things as they are, to observe things as they are, and to let every- thing go as it goes. This is to put everything under control in its widest sense.

- Shunryū Suzuki (1970) ·

We pull the weeds and bury them near the plant to give it nourishment.

- Shunryū Suzuki (1970) ·

You should rather be grateful for the weeds, because eventually they will enrich your practice. If you have some experience of how the weeds in your mind change into mental nourish- ment, your practice will make remarkable progress.

- Shunryū Suzuki (1970) ·

Our effort in our practice should be directed from achievement to non-achievement.

- Shunryū Suzuki (1970) ·

Society cares about the individual only in so far as he is profitable. The young know this. Their anxiety as they enter in upon social life matches the anguish of the old as they are excluded from it.

- Simone de Beauvoir (1970) ·