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Saturday, March 12, 2016

Algebra

”A is A,” “B is B.” This is an appropriate understanding for us. Because of a mechanical understanding of our practice, we become proud of our achievement sometime [laughs]. Or we will become discouraged by what we did. But anyway, you cannot make the same mistake. What you have done is already over. And you are doing something quite new. So there is no reason why we should be discouraged. But what you have done is already over [laughs], so why are you proud of what you have done [laughter]? If you have this kind of understanding, your mind is always wide open [laughs] like a mirror. Then you always have composure without being disturbed by anyone or by past or future. This is, you know, our understanding..  --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Excerpt from Shunryu Suzuki lecture 66-08-19-D as found on shunryusuzuki.comEdited by DC - Shunryu Suzuki lecture excerpts on cuke.com - from there links to much more. - Go to cuke.com What's New [now at blogger] to see more daily