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Thursday, October 20, 2016


As Dogen Zenji said, “Time elapses from present to past.” This is not true in our logical mind, but in our actual life, when we make past time present, there we have human life. So when we find out this kind of truth it means we have found the true meaning of time which constantly elapses from past to present and present to future. If this is true, at the same time, that time elapses from future to present and from present to past is also true. As some Zen master said, “To go Eastward one mile is to go Westward one mile.” This is vital freedom. We have to acquire this kind of vital freedom, perfect freedom.  ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------- [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.