Zen says truth has nothing to do with authority, truth has nothing to
do with tradition, truth has nothing to do with the past - truth is a
radical, personal realization. You have to come to it.
Knowledge is certain; the search for personal knowing is very, very
hazardous. Nobody can guarantee it. If you ask me if I can guarantee
anything, I say I cannot guarantee you anything. I can only guarantee
danger, that much is certain. I can only guarantee you a long
adventure with every possibility of going astray and never reaching
the goal. But one thing is certain: the very search will help you to
I can guarantee only growth. Danger will be there, sacrifice will be
there; you will be moving every day into the unknown, into the
uncharted, and there will be no map to follow, no guide to follow.
Yes, there are millions of dangers and you can go astray and you can
get lost, but that is the only way one grows.
Insecurity is the only way to grow, to face danger is the only way to
grow, to accept the challenge of the unknown is the only way to grow.