Commonplace: Shunryu Suzuki on concentration.

August 11th, 2013

“In order not to leave any traces, when you do something, you should do it with your whole body and mind; you should be concentrated on what you do. You should do it completely, like a good bonfire. You should not be a smoky fire. You should burn yourselves completely . . . Zen activity is activity which is completely burned out, with nothing remaining but ashes.”

Shunryu Suzuki, Beginner’s Mind (quoted in Katherine Angel, Unmastered)

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