True peace of mind can be obtained only when one is personally awakened to the stark-naked fact that every effort is ultimately in vain.
Silently a flower blooms,
In silence it falls away;
Yet here now, at this moment, at this place,
The world of the flower, the whole of
the world is blooming.
This is the talk of the flower, the truth
of the blossom;
The glory of eternal life is fully shining here.
Zen is the way of complete self-realization; a living human being who follows the way of Zen can attain satori and then live a new life as a Buddha.
A flower does not think of competing to the flower next to it. It just blooms.
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