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Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Understand

Question 22 (Ed Brown): I don't understand what I have done.

SR: Because you want to understand, when you doing your kitchen practice -- why is it necessary to understand what you are doing? Buddha knows. At least I know, and people know. When you bow in zendo, when everything is ready, everyone knows. So find out what you are doing moment after moment, for instance, when you bow to me, when you bow to zendo, when you hear the bubbling sound of the rice. There you will find out yourself. That is call your name, address to yourself.
 ------------------------------------------------------------------ Excerpt from Shunryu Suzuki lecture 67-08-24-B 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.