To You

You say, “When I do zazen, I get disturbing thoughts!” Foolish! The fact is that it’s only in zazen that you’re aware of your disturbing thoughts at all. When you dance around with your disturbing thoughts, you don’t notice them at all. When a mosquito bites you during zazen, you notice it right away. But when you’re dancing and a flea bites your balls, you don’t notice it at all.

Don’t whine. Don’t stare into space. Just sit!

— “Homeless” Kodo Sawaki Roshi

This is wonderful. I’m going to need someone to verify the thing about dancing with fleas on your balls.

He also said “You can’t trade even a single fart with the next guy.”