• The object of Zen is not to kill all feelings and become anesthetized to pain and fear. The object of Zen is to free us to scream loudly and fully when it is time to scream.

    Francis Harold Cook, Francis Dojun Cook, Eihei Dogen (1978). “How to Raise an Ox: Zen Practice as Taught in Master Dogen's Shobogenzo”, p.51, Simon and Schuster