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Saturday, November 14, 2015

Elephant Understanding

This is the fourth day of our sesshin. The first three days we have had a pretty difficult time. You have had some experiences-- maybe some good experiences. Now let us polish up on our experience in the last two days. We have been like a group of blind men around a large elephant. The purpose of my lecture -- why we give you a lecture -- is to destroy your partial understanding of the elephant. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Excerpt from Shunryu Suzuki lecture 66-08-18-A as found on shunryusuzuki.comEdited by DC - Shunryu Suzuki lecture excerpts on - from there links to much more. - Go to What's New [now at blogger] to see more daily posts. [This lecture based on notes by Richard Baker]