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Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Hero

If you want to be a hero [laughs], hero of the commonest people, don't try to control people or to give some big influence to others. Here in this country some other kinds of hero is necessary. We have too many heroes. I don't think you want heroes like Napoleon or like some statesman. You should be a pioneer, you know, in the other direction. You should be a pioneer in its true sense.  ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Excerpt from Shunryu Suzuki lecture 67-04-22-A 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.