True living Nirvana does not exist in the world of purification, nor beyond the realm of dirt. True living Nirvana is reflected and conveyed from within the center of our daily lives, even from within the worst of daily lives, from within those times and those places where the voice of the devil is heard, and not that of the Dharma, from where there is but disbelief in the Buddha’s teachings, from where there is doubt for all the sacred teachings. This is the real way of Mahayana Buddhism. This is the Middle Way. Be not attached.
Taisen Deshimaru (excerpt of “Zen & Karma”, Hohm Press, see page 68)