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Saturday, January 16, 2016

Mitsu, Shunryu, and Huston

Been working in the Zen Mind, Beginner's Mind section of cuke and recalled this story from Huston Smith's Preface which was included starting with the paperback edition.------------------

When, four months before his death, I had the opportunity to ask him why satori didn't figure in his book, his wife leaned toward me and whispered impishly, "It's because he hasn't had it"; whereupon the Roshi batted his fan at her in mock consternation and with finger to his lips hissed, "Shhhh! Don't tell him!" When our laughter had subsided, he said simply, "It's not that satori is unimportant, but it's not the part of Zen that needs to be stressed."------------posted on Mitu Suzuki's cuke page - working on her section too.

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