“After realizing the intent of Zen . . . “

“After realizing the intent of Zen, people in ancient times used to spend decades polishing themselves thoroughly in order to free themselves from compulsions of conditioning and habit. This is called the work of maturation; the completion of maturation is called the attainment of unification.”

~ Muso Kokushi (1275-1351) ~ from the DailyZen for Jan. 1, 2010