Ever heard of Kodo Sawaki? We hadn’t until we stumbled upon this article in thepowerofideas.ideapod.com
Basically, Kodo Sawaki is considered to be one of the most significant Zen masters of his time for bringing Zen practice into the lives of laypeople and popularizing the ancient tradition of sewing the kesa. He had a troubled life growing up, running away from home at 16. He was then drafted to serve in the Imperial Japanese Army during the Russo-Japanese war of 1904-05. For the rest of the story, check out:
Our favourite quote from the list is this:
“Our whole life long you’re completely out of your mind because you think it’s obvious that there is a “you” and “the others”. You put on an act to stand out in a crowd, but in reality there’s neither “you” nor “the others”. When you die, you’ll understand.”
Let us know which one is your favourite.