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Wednesday, December 16, 2015

No Exit

We have practiced sesshin for four days already [laughs], but I don’t know what you gain [laughs, laughter]. That is quite all right, you know, because you are already in the room here. You cannot get out of it [laughs, laughter]. Don’t say, “I did not get anything here, so I must [laughs] get out.” Wherever you go you will have the same [laughs] trouble [laughter]. Wherever you go, you will not get anything [laughs] because you are already in the room [laughs].   ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Excerpt from Shunryu Suzuki lecture 66-08-18-B 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.