" Because it is withered, or bent and gnarled, all at once a plum tree blossoms: one, two, three, four, five. Isn't it the same for us? Isn't it true that through this same kind of condition we flower?".......Jakusho Kwong
Jakusho Kwong is the founder and abbot of the Sonoma Mountain Zen Center outside Santa Rosa, California. The above quote was taken from his new book,' No Beginning, No End '.