The journey of a 1000 miles begins with a single step

Suffering itself is how we live, and how we extend our life

To live in the realm of Buddha nature means
to die as a small being, moment after moment.

When we lose our balance we die, but at the same time
we also develop ourselves, we grow.

Whatever we see is changing, losing its balance.

The reason everything looks beautiful is
because it is out of balance,
but its background is always in perfect harmony.

This is how everything exists
in the realm of Buddha nature, losing its balance
against a background of perfect balance.

So if you see things without
realizing the background of Buddha nature,
everything appears to be in the form of suffering.

But if you understand the background of existence,
you realize that suffering itself is how we live,
and how we extend our life.

~~Shunryu Suzuki

 

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