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Friday, March 9, 2018

Garden

Q: You said that after you plant the seed, then you have to wait for the seed to come up. Does the gardener do anything while the seed is coming up but before it sprouts?
SR: Yes, the gardener gives it some water and works it every day. He or she is very busy, day by day.
Q: Should the gardener build his garden the way he wants it, or the way other people would like it to be built?
SR: Some gardeners should build according to what has been ordered. But he may build a garden just for himself.
Q: Why did you choose a garden as an example?
SR: Because I like them; I understand them. 
------------------------------------------------------------------ Excerpt from Shunryu Suzuki lecture 67-09-08 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.