When a monk came to say good bye to Chao-chou Tsung-shen (778-897), a brilliant Chinese Ch'an master.
-Where will you go?
The monk answered:
-Any place where I can learn Buddha dharma.
How can we understand our best? If, you are here, then what matters if you're at your best or not? Isn't being here, body and mind together the best you can be? Isn't being here, body and mind together standard? So, where are we all getting lost? In thought? In duty? In distractions? In affairs of the world? Can you see with your eyes, hear with your ears, smell with your nose, taste with your tongue, touch with your body, feel with your mind?