Philip Toshio Sudo Quotes

Philip Toshio Sudo


Stop thinking about the audience and what they may be thinking of your music. Just play the music.

Philip Toshio Sudo


The further we travel down the path of enlightenment, the more humble we become. We shouldn't seek to impress othersâ??or allow ourselves to be takenâ??with mere outer trappings. If we do our inner work, our spirit will be our calling card. Nice to meet you.

Philip Toshio Sudo


In zen, it is a cardinal sin to waste time. To waste time is to squander the here and now, which, if you think about it, is all that we have.

Philip Toshio Sudo


When we put our keys down, we should be conscious of putting them down. When we pick them up, we should be conscious of picking them up. That's all there is to zen.

Philip Toshio Sudo


always thinks of the other; ego thinks only of oneself. Love is always considerate; ego is absolutely inconsiderate. Ego has only one language and that is of self. Ego always uses the other; love is ready to be used, love is ready to serve.

Philip Toshio Sudo


Do not analyze things to death. Sometimes the best strategy is, "Ready, fire, aim." Do it first , then make adjustments. The answer lies in action-not in words.

Philip Toshio Sudo


Zen teaches that our approach to today determines our whole approach to life.

Philip Toshio Sudo


Put in an honest day's work. It is the building block of a spiritual life.

Philip Toshio Sudo


When mind and action are separate, zen is lost. We keep the two in sync by paying attention.

Philip Toshio Sudo


A final word on self-criticism: Do not beat up on yourself. Even if you think you know your flaws, there is no need to advertise them. Most people won't have noticed.

Philip Toshio Sudo


A student might ask, how long will it take to learn guitar..., the answer is, as long as you live - that short.

Philip Toshio Sudo


If you find your feet dragging, check your path. You are probably on the wrong one.

Philip Toshio Sudo


All things reflect the divine energy of natureâ??every flower, every rock, every sound, every sight. Once we realize that truth, we cannot help but smile.

Philip Toshio Sudo


Maturity means learning the value of that which is hard-earned.

Philip Toshio Sudo


Return to the beginning. Enter by form. Clean your dojo. As you have every day, tie on the white belt and empty your cup. Pick up your guitar, tune, then play.

Philip Toshio Sudo