'The ultimate purpose of Zen

'The ultimate purpose of Zen,' I remembered the roshi telling me, 'is not in the going away from the world but in the coming back. Zen is not just a matter of gaining enlightenment; it's a matter of acting in a world of love and compassion.'

~ Pico Iyer

the ultimate purpose of zen
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