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Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Nap

So when you are very, very sleepy, to take a nap is natural. Even though you are not sleepy, to take a nap just because you are lazy, as if it is the privilege for human being to take a nap That is not naturalness. When we have this kind of idea or feeling -- when everyone is not working why should I work so hard? I must take a rest too. When they have a lot of money, why don’t I have some money. This is not naturalness. Our mind is entangled with some other's idea when it is not necessary. That is not naturalness. ------------------------------------------------------------------- Excerpt from Shunryu Suzuki lecture 67-06-01 as found on shunryusuzuki.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, not just the super cool ones,