- Give your sheep or cow a large, spacious meadow. If you want to attain perfect calmness in zazen, you should not be bothered by the various images in your mind. Let them come and go.
- Why, if we already possess the world, do we try to enlarge ourselves through possessions and power? Why are we afraid - self-pitying and mean, or arrogant and aggressive? It is because our image of ourselves and our relation to the world is a false one.
- Many of our misunderstandings and problems arise because we are reactive.