May the poor find wealth.
Those weak with sorrow find joy;
May the forlorn find new hope, constant happiness and prosperity.
May the frightened cease to be afraid and those bound be free;
May the weak find power,
And may their hearts join in friendship.
~ Shantideva's Bodhisattva Caryavatara, 8th Century
“Practice is not ‘you accomplish something, and then that’s it.’ Sometimes it’s very hard for[Zen] students that there’s no right answer, no final accomplishment, no final credential, no final
attainment. It goes on forever and never stands still.”
–Sensei Merle Kodo Boyd