Shunryu Suzuki

Shunryu Suzuki

Quotes and Inspiration

“Whether you have a problem in your life or not depends upon your own attitude, your own understanding.”
“If your mind is empty, it is always ready for anything, it is open to everything.”
“Nothing we see or hear is perfect. But right there in the imperfection is perfect reality.”
“When we have our body and mind in order, everything else will exist in the right place, in the right way.”
“Life is like stepping onto a boat which is about to sail out to sea and sink.”
“Time goes from present to past.”
“Whereever you are, you are one with the clouds and one with the sun and the stars you see. You are one with everything.”
“In the beginner's mind there are many possibilities, but in the expert's mind there are few.”
“Treat every moment as your last. It is not preparation for something else.”

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