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Saturday, January 24, 2015

Establishing our Practice

We should establish our practice where there is no practice or no enlightenment. As long as we practice zazen in the area where there is practice and enlightenment there is no chance to make perfect peace for ourselves. In other words we must firmly believe in our true nature. It is beyond our conscious realm -- conscious experience.

This is not an easy Shunryu Suzuki excerpt to understand. Especially the 2nd sentence. Like he advised, don't stick to what he said. This comes from 66-11-30  - Excerpt edited by DC and is titled Beyond Consciousness for the edited version in Zen Mind, Beginner's Mind, p. 127). When I get my computer back I'll see how these statements were treated in the book. - DC