Zen develops a high degree of conscience of oneself and of inner peace. By abandoning individual selfishness and learning to calm down our mind, we can have access to the inner flow of activity and energy and intuitive knowledge.
This is the wisdom that leads us to the wisdom through the door of silence and without having any wish of personal profit.
‘Keep your hands open, all the sand of the dessert will pass through your hands. Close your hands, you will only obtain a handful of sand.’, wrote master Dôgen.