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Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Don't Know Why

We don't know why we practice zazen, why we have been practicing for such a long time, thousands of times practicing zazen in this way. No one knows, but we just did. There must be some meaning. That is why we practice zazen. But while you are doing it, you will find out for yourself, you cannot stop the practice of zazen. This is the so-called true practice from Buddha to us.

Excerpt from Shunryu Suzuki lecture 65-10-16B as found on - Edited by DC