Thank you Sensei.  I really really like the way you put it. Indeed, when 
we live it, everything just happens. 

With your permission, I shall forward to two groups.

Harvey So Daiho Hilbert wrote:
> With palms together,
> Good Morning Everyone,
> Our Zen is our life, not our rules or precepts or even our practices 
> about our life. It is very easy to confuse the two.  Frankly it is 
> easier altogether to create a temple with a nice alter, beautiful 
> Buddha, and fragrant incense, than to walk the walk of Buddhist life. 
> Such a temple makes us feel like Buddhists, but if we are not buddhas 
> as we leave, drive our cars, interact with our friends and co-workers, 
> and go through our day, then the temple is really just a shallow idol 
> we pay homage to, a pretense, so to speak.
> Walking the walk requires us to actually make our practice our life 
> itself.  The means we must think-feel our way through our precepts and 
> make them living expressions of our Buddha Nature. Sitting like a 
> buddha is not being a Buddha. 
> We must ask ourselves how is our life informing our practice, how are 
> we actually being buddhas?  Some might say we should "just sit"  
> sooner or later a light will go off.  Yeah?  So what?  Unless we 
> change our life and go out into the world with that light, we might as 
> well be in the dark. 
> To eat meat, not eat meat; to sit in witness or not sit in witness; to 
> be buddhas or pretend buddhas, has nothing to do with eating meat 
> or bearing witness, but it has everything to do,  with being a Buddha. 
> These things, like the old story of polishing a tile to make it a 
> mirror, do not make us Buddhas or Buddhists. We are already Buddha.  
> Life is already Dharma.  Humanity is our Sangha.  It is our decision 
> to live our lives as Buddhas that makes a difference.
> How do you /do/ that?
> */Harvey Sodaiho Hilbert-roshi /*
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