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Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Rain and Shine

While we were practicing zazen we heard rain dropping on the roof -- in the dark. I think soon we will see the wonderful mist coming thru the big trees, and later, before people start to work, we will see the bright sunshine rising from the east, and we will see the beautiful mountains. But for some people, if they hear rain drop, in their bed, they will be annoyed. Later they will see the beautiful sun rising from the east. If our mind is concentrated on our selves we will have this kind of worry, but if we accept ourselves as temporal embodiment of the truth, we have no worry.

Excerpt from Shunryu Suzuki lecture 65-12-30 as found on shunryusuzuki.com. Edited by DC