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Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Figure it Out

We have crossed our legs and understood how to keep our spines straight. Now we have to pull our neck up like this – so that your spine could be straight. And your tongue should be on your upper jaw and your teeth support with each other. Your hands fold - cosmic mudra. It should not be like this (drooping) or like that (thumbs pointing up). And your both thumbs support each other. Don't press or don't leave loose. It should be just support with each other, as if you have a piece of paper in-between. And there's some circle that has electricity. You know, it is not like this. If  it is like this, there will be no spark. If it is like this, you will not have no spark, either.  ------------------------------------------------------------------ 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.