Constant Effort

^z 12th February 2024 at 8:33pm

From a talk given by Shunryu Suzuki on 1966-11-09 [1]:

"In this world we live by constant effort. Even though gains are small, the act of sincerely trying to improve little by little is salvation ..."

... as in Arnold Bennett's comment (1908, The Human Machine), about how Human Nature is only improved "... by the continual infinitesimal efforts, upon themselves, of individual men, like you and me ...".

(cf. Thank Goodness (2002-12-25), ...) - ^z - 2013-08-05