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Monday, March 9, 2015

Your Body Is Not Yours

Your body is not yours at all [laughs], in its true sense. “True you” has no form or no body to have pain. “True you” has no pain at all. Sometimes your true nature will tell your physical body to kill yourself [laughs], if it is necessary. That is true self. If you are fully enlightened in your true self, whether your body is painful or not is not the problem. So religious mind is so strong. If it is necessary, they will burn their physical body. It's all right [laughs]. When your true nature tells you to burn up your body, that's all right. It is so strong. It is much stronger than emotion. By emotion you cannot do that. Just, you know, your true nature can do it.

Excerpt is another from Shunryu Suzuki lecture 65-07-28-D as found on shunryusuzuki.com - Edited by DC