“what we’re doing here is so important we had better not take it too seriously!!”  –         zen master Suzuki Roshi

“if the words of certain teachers move us, and if we were to examine our thoughts while reading them, what often strikes us most is not that these teachers are telling us something new, but that they are reminding us of something we already knew but, perhaps, had forgotten!!  It is as if we had always known these truths at some deep level, so we respond with “aha!” “Yes, of course! I knew that all along!”  These teachers reveal the truth that has always been within us.    Richard Hooper, “The Parallel Sayings”