“When you drive your automobile in the Gobi desert, you can go everywhere. There is no one-way road.
So the nature of your mind pervades in all directions at once, evenly, as light or heat penetrates evenly.
The original nature of human beings is this even nature, but we are now in uneven nature, and our automobile must be driven on a one-way road. We cannot spread ourselves evenly in all directions like radio waves.
We must move in one long line, like a telegraph line.”
Sokei-an Sasaki (1882 – 1945), Japanese-American Zen Buddhist monk