There is surely nothing other than the single purpose of the present moment.
A man’s whole life is a succession of moment after moment. There will be nothing else to do and nothing else to pursue.
Live being true to the single purpose of the moment.
There is something to be learned from a rainstorm. When meeting with a sudden shower, you try not to get wet and run quickly along the road. But doing such things as passing under the eaves of houses, you still get wet. When you are resolved from the beginning, you will not be perplexed, though you will still get the same soaking. This understanding extends to everything.
- Yamamoto Tsunetomo