When we have realized our intrinsic completeness, neither worldly power, fame, acceptance, nor fortune can sway us from our course. We no longer need to ingratiate ourselves to others in order to obtain what we thought we lacked. A moment of zazen is a moment of completion. Not looking outside ourselves for answers, in every simple act of daily life our spiritual powers flourish.
by John Daido Loori, Roshi
True Dharma Eye, Case 151:
Yaoshan’s Precious Treasure of the Way
Zen Mountain Monastery—August 17, 2003