“We kill at every step, not only in wars, riots and executions. We kill when we close our eyes to poverty, suffering and shame. In the same way all disrespect for life, all hard-heartedness, all indifference, all contempt is nothing else than killing.” – Hermann Hesse
Money is better than poverty,
if only for financial reasons.
— Woody Allen
When other sects speak well of Zen, the first thing that they praise is its poverty.
Zen Master Dogen