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Friday, February 27, 2015

Misunderstanding Zen

This misunderstanding you have about Zen: Zen, oh, Zen is wonderful [laughs]. Whatever you do, that is Zen [laughing]. Even though you are doing something wrong, that is Zen. Whatever you do is Zen. That is why I like Zen. This kind of misunderstanding I think you will have about Zen. But what we actually mean is quite opposite. 

Excerpt from Shunryu Suzuki lecture 65-07-27-B as found on shunryusuzuki.com -  - Excerpt edited by DC