11/12/06

Mel Weitsman on Shunryu Suzuki:

He had the feeling of being completely within the activity of the moment. Approaching a chair, he wouldn’t just carelessly sit down, he’d really make contact with it. He harmonised and merged with whatever he met. He was at ease because he wasn’t off balance. So he walked in a very relaxed way, and when he sat down he would remain in balance. He was never in a hurry, even though things had to be done. He always took the time to do everything. That’s being in time. The way he sat down was being in time.

Quoted in Crooked Cucumber by David Chadwick.