Famous Shunryu Suzuki Quotes

  • Zen is nothing to get excited about. – Shunryu Suzuki

    Zen is nothing to get excited about.– Shunryu Suzuki

  • In our practice we have no particular purpose or goal, nor any special object of worship. – Shunryu Suzuki

    In our practice we have no particular purpose or goal, nor any special object of worship.– Shunryu Suzuki

  • Treat every moment as your last. It is not preparation for something else. – Shunryu Suzuki

    Treat every moment as your last. It is not preparation for something else.– Shunryu Suzuki

  • A mind full of preconceived ideas, subjective intentions, or habits it not open to things as they are. – Shunryu Suzuki

    A mind full of preconceived ideas, subjective intentions, or habits it not open to things as they are.– Shunryu Suzuki

  • Those who are attached only to the result of their effort will not have any chance to appreciate it, because the result will never come. – Shunryu Suzuki

    Those who are attached only to the result of their effort will not have any chance to appreciate it, because the result will never come.– Shunryu Suzuki

  • In zazen, leave your front door and your back door open. Let thoughts come and go. Just don’t serve them tea. – Shunryu Suzuki

    In zazen, leave your front door and your back door open. Let thoughts come and go. Just don’t serve them tea.– Shunryu Suzuki

  • In your very imperfections you will find the basis for your firm, way-seeking mind. – Shunryu Suzuki

    In your very imperfections you will find the basis for your firm, way-seeking mind.– Shunryu Suzuki