What is Nirvana?


Sojun Mel Weitsman asked Shunryu Suzuki. “ What is Nirvana?”

Suzuki replied, “Seeing one thing through to the end.”


Nirvana is a Sanskrit term usually translated as extinction, oblivion, bliss. It is a release from the conditioned. How to be free? See each thing through to the end. Don’t move!

VERSE by Dairyu

The doorbell is ringing
Will you meet it?
Each act completes the whole
Even the loose thread connects.

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