|As Katagiri Roshi puts it,|
down to the marrow of your bones.
This idea isn't just for monks and priests, but for anybody who claims they are spiritual, Buddhist, Christian, etc. Pardon my words, but what is the point of a half-ass practice?
To see the true rewards of practice, this is what must be done; a complete unifying of life and practice. The Buddha and all Bodhisattvas were only human and they were able to do this. Saints of other practices have also realized this.