I have realized that the past and the future are real illusions, that they exist only in the present, which is what there is and all that there is.
When you do something, you should burn yourself completely, like a good bonfire, leaving no trace of yourself.
Intelligence is silence, truth being invisible. But what a racket I make in declaring this.
All the masters tell us that the reality of life - which our noisy waking consciousness prevents us from hearing - speaks to us chiefly in silence.
Karlfried Graf Durckheim
The uniqueness of zazen lies in this: that the mind is freed from bondage to all thought forms, visions, objects, and imaginings, however sacred or elevating, and brought to a state of absolute emptiness, from which alone it may one day perceive its own true nature, or the nature of the universe.