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Monday, January 9, 2017

Optomistic

So long as you are continuing your practice you are quite safe. But as it is very difficult to continue it, you must find some way to encourage yourself. But if the way you encourage yourself is not adequate, your practice will be involved in some other practice, or some poor, shabby practice. So without being involved in some poor practice, to continue our pure practice is rather difficult. This is why we have teacher. With your teacher you will correct your practice. Of course you will have a very hard time with them, but even though you find it hard, you are always safe from wrong practice. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Excerpt from Shunryu Suzuki lecture 67-04-13 found onshunryusuzuki.com. Edited by DC - Many Shunryu Suzuki lecture excerpts on cuke.com - from there links to much more. Going slowly through Suzuki transcripts featuring whatever is next that seems okay.