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Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Zazen

If you want to practice zazen, the most important thing is to do things – to practice it with your whole mind and body. You should be involved in that practice completely. [laughs]. You practice zazen just to practice zazen – not to attain something. You should be completely involved in it: in the posture you take, the way you take breathing, and with your calm, well-concentrated mind.------------------------------------------------------------------ Excerpt from Shunryu Suzuki lecture 67-09-08-A 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.