Zen is not some kind of excitement, but concentration on our usual everyday routine.
Usually when someone believes in a particular religion, his attitude becomes more and more a sharp angle pointing away from himself. In our way the point of the angle is always toward ourselves.
In the beginner's mind there are many possibilities. In the expert's mind there are few.
Preparing food is not just about yourself and others. It is about everything!
When you do something, you should burn yourself up completely, like a good bonfire, leaving no trace of yourself.
Without accepting the fact that everything changes, we cannot find perfect composure. But unfortunately, although it is true, it is difficult for us to accept it. Because we cannot accept the truth of transience, we suffer.