If you wish to understand yourself

If you wish to understand yourself, you must succeed in doing so in the midst of all kinds of confusions and upsets. Don’t make the mistake of sitting dead in the cold ashes of a withered tree.

-Emyo
From “The Pocket Zen Reader,” edited by Thomas Cleary, 1999

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2 thoughts on “If you wish to understand yourself

  1. This is amazingly pertinent for me on this day that we share. I believe I’m working on just this sort of understanding right now—and what peace it brings. I wish you a glorious, lovely April day. 😀

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