The true teaching is to accept â€œthings as it isâ€ and to raise it, or to let it grow, as it goes. I understand the purpose of our practice in this way. We do it by living on each moment in the right position, by giving things some nourishment, day by day, when they want it. And to understand what they want, you should be able to talk with them. That is Zen.
— Shunryu Suzuki Roshi