In the continuous practice of the way of buddha ancestors, you should not be concerned about whether you are a great or modest hermit, whether you are brilliant or dull. Just forsake name and gain forever and don't be bound by myriad conditions. Do not waste the passing time. Put out the fire on top of your head. Do not wait for great enlightenment, as great enlightenment is the tea and rice of daily activity. Do not wish for nonenlightenment, as nonenlightenment is a jewel concealed in your hair.

Eihei Dogen, Enlightenment Unfolds by Kazuaki Tanahashi, editor