“Early in my spiritual training .brwhen I was still in my twenties…I had come to a small Buddhist temple on a busy San Francisco street to hear a lecture by Shu/nryu Suzuki. At the time, Suzuki was in his sixties, and most of the people in the room were in their twenties and thirties.
During the question-and-answer period someone asked: ‘Why do we meditate?’
Suzuki answered with a laugh. ‘So you can enjoy your old age!’
Lewis Richmond, from Aging as a Spiritual Path: A Contemplative Path to Growing Older and Wiser