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D. T. Suzuki, quote from the Manual of Zen Buddhism

"And now having moved through the stages of emptiness, and also having seen God in the world of nature, the individual can see God in the world of men.  Enlightened mingling in the market place with "wine-bibbers and butchers" (publicans and sinners), he recognizes the "inner light" of "Buddha-nature" in everyone.  He doesn’t need to hold himself aloof nor to be weighted down by a sense of duty or responsibility, nor to follow a set of patterns of other holy men, nor to imitate the past.  He is so in harmony with life that he is content to be inconspicuous, to be an instrument, not a leader.  He simply does what to him seems natural.  But though in the market place he seems to be an ordinary man, something happens to the people among whom he mingles.  They too become part of the harmony of the universe."

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