"Suzuki Roshi, I've been listening to your lectures for years," a student said during the question-and-answer time following a lecture, "but I just don't understand. Could you just please put it in a nut-shell? Can you reduce Buddhism to one phrase?"

Everyone laughed. Suzuki laughed.

"Everything changes," he said. Then he asked for another question.

David Chadwick in To Shine One Corner of the World