Zen Quote

The true purpose {of Zen] is to see things as they are, to observe things as they are, and to let everything go as it goes.
~Shunryu Suzuki

2 thoughts on “Zen Quote

  1. hitandrun1964

    Impossible. We are each our own experiences. We can only see what we see through what we have been through, whatever that is. There are no “things as they are,” that anyone else would recognize. Those “things” exist on an individual basis, seen through the eyes of one person. It can’t be any other way. Imagine a man and woman trying to look at something the same way. Their gender alone would make seeing the same thing impossible. So sayings like this…from my person perspective, can’t possibly be true, except for those who see what they see and believe it to be what they want it to be. Know what I mean? 🙂 No one knows the “true purpose” of anything either. People might memorize the “true” purpose of something…like when I was in a class and the definition of psychology was: Psychology is the scientific, systematic, study of human beings. Really? Who said? It that relevant today? I don’t think so. That was a hundred years ago, but I remember it and it doesn’t mean anything. We just make stuff up. We make everything up, then pretend that it’s true. But it’s not…everything is just stuff we made up.

    1. A Pondering Mind Post author

      I knew there was a reason, that you are one of my favorite bloggers. I love the way you put things in their proper perspective, as you don’t hold back to that you have to say. I love the comment, tend to agree with most that you had to say…

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