Good news and bad news. The good news is that we are Buddha; the bad news is that all beings are Buddha. The sickness of being human is the sickness of wanting to be unique. Each of us tries to be the only One. Each of us wants to regulate the universe so that it circles around us and around us alone. The idea that we are the same as all the rest of humanity and all beings is something which is almost impossible for us to accept. A basic way of affirming uniqueness is to gain the attention of others.

Albert Low, 365 Zen by Jean Smith, editor