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Wednesday, December 14, 2016


According to Dogen, the first step toward the way-seeking mind is when you feel lost, with nothing to rely on, solely on your own. This leads to the way-seeking mind's becoming active-without any thoughts of gaining anything. Realizing that there is nothing particular which you can rely on, you cannot be fooled or led by anything however enticing. Only truths will suffice you and your way-seeking mind.  ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Excerpt from Tony Artino notes from Shunryu Suzuki lecture 67-04-05 found on Edited by DC - Many Shunryu Suzuki lecture excerpts on - from there links to much more. Going slowly through Suzuki transcripts featuring whatever is next that seems okay.