Shinto is nothing new, and yet, because of its belief in the endless power of renewal, it is ever new. It is old but ever new. It is primordial. Before man set pen to paper, or rationalized doctrines or formulated scientific principles, people of old had intuitive insights that were probably as basically true as the proven truths of modern science. They caught the spirit of the cosmos
— “Kami no Michi” by  Guji Yukitaka Yamamoto
(via floating-bridge-of-heaven)

We should not mimic the old masters, but rather seek what the masters sought!