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Tuesday, February 28, 2017

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This sesshin was wonderfully done. This is, I think, very unusual. By usual mind this kind of thing cannot be fulfilled. I think this is because of your bodhisattva mind which is to do things for others or for your future descendant rather than for yourself. What you have in your mind is what should be done for others or for your descendant. Although you are quite young, still you have this mind. .  ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ [Descendants here means dharma descendeants]  Excerpt from Shunryu Suzuki lecture 67-04-22-B 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.