Thursday, December 28, 2006

Remembrance Of A Monk

My passport should be returned to the Japanese authorities, and the report of my death should be made lawfully. I am a man without a country but, after all, the law is the law. I am a homeless monk, therefore there is nothing to be left to anyone.
Remember me as a monk, and nothing else. I do not belong to any sect or cathedral. None of them should send me a promoted priest's rank or anything of that sort. I like to be free from such trash and die happily.

Nyogen Senzaki- Zen Monk

Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Changing Of Self

"Outer circumstances don't need so much effort to be changed but
the inner lethargy is centuries old. The unconsciousness is so primitive, its roots are so deep, that it needs a total determination
on your part, a tremendous determination, a commitment, a deep involvement. You have to risk all. Unless that happens it is
impossible to change yourself, you will remain the same."