I will love the light for it shows me the way, yet I will endure the darkness for it shows me the stars. — Og Mandino
"At the next meal, I was head server—tears were pouring down my face as I served... and afterwards, when I went out of the Zen do, there was a tree there, and looking at the tree, I didn't feel I was the tree; it went deeper than that. I felt the birds on me, all separation was completely gone."
— Bernard Glassman, American Zen Buddhist roshi, born January 18, 1939