Really, the fundamental, ultimate mystery -- the only thing you need to know to understand the deepest metaphysical secrets -- is this: that for every outside there is an inside and for every inside there is an outside, and although they are different, they go together.
To have faith is to trust yourself to the water. When you swim you don't grab hold of the water, because if you do you will sink and drown. Instead you relax, and float.
Technology is destructive only in the hands of people who do not realize that they are one and the same process as the universe.
The menu is not the meal.
The life of Zen begins, therefore, in a disillusion with the pursuit of goals which do not really exist the good without the bad, the gratification of a self which is no more than an idea, and the morrow which never comes.
To remain caught up in ideas and words about Zen is, as the old masters say, to stink of Zen.
The difficulty for most of us in the modern world is that the old-fashioned idea of God has become incredible or implausible.