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Monday, October 17, 2016


If you try to calm down your mind you cannot sit, and if you try not to be disturbed by it, your effort will not be right effort. The only effort you can do is to count your breathing or to be concentrated on your inhaling or exhaling.  ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------- [Excerpt from Shunryu Suzuki lecture 67-03-23Edited by DC - Shunryu Suzuki lecture excerpts on - from there links to much more. - Go to Wha at's New (now at blogger) to see more daily posts

Want to add something to Saturday's comment about the hundreds of corrections that have been made to the Shunryu Suzuki transcripts (default or most verbatim versions). Of course we will be adding errors and making mistakes too. It would be good to check them against the tapes again, especially with the more clear digital versions we have now. Anyway, the process is almost endless even in an archive this small. - dc