After washing away all the glitter and ecstasy, the truly great Zen people are not distinguishable in outward appearance. They are people who have experienced deep enlightenment and consequently extinguished all illusion, but are still not different externally from other ordinary human beings. Through zazen and kensho, you don't become a special person or a strange person, or an eccentric and esoteric character. You become a normal person, a real person, and as far as possible, a true human being.

Elaine MacInnes, Light Sitting in Light