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Thursday, May 7, 2015

Satisfied with Ourselves

Our practice is not like some intoxicating liquor, you know. Many people will get mixed up on this point-- will mix up way-seeking mind and gaining idea. We do not rely even on teaching. We want to be ourselves. And we want to be satisfied with ourselves. To be satisfied with ourselves is why we should practice.

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