If we’re in a political mode, the identification might be as Democrat or Republican, Labor or Tory, Trotskyite or Stalinist, Liberal or Conservative. Vegan, vegetarian, omnivore, male, female, gay, bi, lesbian, transsexual, transgender, Buddhist, Zen Buddhist, Forest monk, Shin, Christian, Muslim, Sunni, Shiite, Jew, Orthodox Jew, Hasidic, Reform, etc., and that’s a lot of round holes we square pegs might be forcing ourselves into!
— https://nobodhiknows.blogspot.com/2017/04/unintentionally-consequential.html

I took the Bodhisattva Precepts at the San Francisco Zen Center a number of years ago. It seemed like taking the Precepts was probably a big deal, so I may as well look somewhat presentable. It turns out that taking the Precepts is indeed a big deal, with much more ceremony than I had previously imagined. I’d figured that it being Zen, they’d just hand me a sheet of paper that said, “OK, you’re a Bodhisattva now, fair play to ya,” and that would be it. That was not the case.
— https://nobodhiknows.blogspot.com/2016/07/the-buddha-in-beauty-parlor.html

One time, the famous monk Xuanjue visited the Sixth Patriarch, Huineng. After entering the great hall at Nan Hwa Ssu, he circled the Patriarch three times, hit the floor with his staff, and just stood there without bowing. The Patriarch admonished him for violating the rules of etiquette and asked him why he was so arrogant. Xuanjue replied, ‘The great question of life and death is a momentous one. Death may come at any moment, I have no time to waste on ceremony.’;
— https://nobodhiknows.blogspot.com/2016/06/

Kerouac called it the Golden Eternity, you can call it the Dharmakaya, or Mind, or Buddha, doesn’t matter. He calls it empty, or the Void; you may call it emptiness, form and formless realms, openness, it doesn’t matter. You’ve just created those things and those words with your mind, just like you created the “sky.” Regardless of whether all are one, one is many, many are one, it just doesn’t matter. Throw it all away. Smile, show your teeth, be kind.
— https://nobodhiknows.blogspot.com/2016/05/the-sutra-of-golden-eternity.html

"...it seems the first problem we encounter is using the common definition of “perfect.” Usually that's used to define a state that isn't imperfect, and that is just dualism and dissatisfaction--Dukkha in a nutshell. This neither perfect nor not-imperfect state is impermanent, so that's not what the Zen Masters refer to...."