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Saturday, May 2, 2015

Be Aware of Imperfections

If we are quite sincere with ourself and if we are aware of our idle practice and ashamed of it, that's the way. Even though we are not perfect, if we are aware of our imperfection, that is good, very good. That is very good.

Excerpt from Shunryu Suzuki lecture 65-08-28-A as found on shunryusuzuki.com - Edited by DC   

DC comment: I'm sure some will balk at that use of ashamed. It's really a sort of technical or special term not to be confused with getting all bummed out about oneself. There are positive as well as negative uses of the word. Too much to get into now.