Monday, May 3, 2010

Life without Zazen

From my Zen Calendar for May 1st. A quote from Shunryu Suzuki:

"Life without zazen is like winding your clock without setting it. It runs perfectly well, but doesn't tell time."

I like this one. For myself it is so true. Zazen keeps me in the right time. Without it I am lost. With zazen I may still wander around, but I am not lost.

Hands palm to palm,


  1. Reminds me of this quote:

    "Before enlightenment, I chopped wood and carried water; after enlightenment, I chopped wood and carried water."

  2. Yes, very nice indeed, and I can relate to it totally, thanks for the sharing :-)