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Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Bothered

Even though you have your mind is on your breathing, you may hear sounds and you may see something, because mostly we sit with our eyes open. And sometimes images will come. But don't be bothered by them, you know. Just let them come in and let them go out. If you do not entertain them, they will not stay. But in most cases you give them a cup of tea [laughs] or encourage them to stay. That is why they stay and bother you. So, don't be bothered by it. Let them come in and let them go out.------------------------------------------------------------------ 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.