Excellence Reporter: Hozan, what is the meaning of life?
Hozan Alan Senauke: Life has no particular meaning. Or it is far beyond my ability to see the entirety of it.
The question is: what will I do with the life that has been given to me? Will I serve life, and all that is in it? Or will I wait to be served? Moment by moment, breath by breath, I face this choice.
~Hozan Alan Senauke is a Soto Zen priest, folk musician and poet residing at the Berkeley Zen Center in Berkeley, California, where he currently serves as Vice Abbot.
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