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Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Wasting Time

I was told when I was quite young, by my master [Gyokujun So-on], “You should not waste your time.” I thought it meant to work hard all day long and all night through [laughs, laughter]. We do not work nighttime, but we have to behave all night through. That was, I thought, what he meant. But it was not so. Sometime he said, “To understand Buddhism is not to waste your time. If you do not understand Buddhism you are wasting time [laughs, laughter]”.  --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Excerpt from Shunryu Suzuki lecture 66-08-19-D 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